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Edinburgh Castle is the most famous and most visited monument in Scotland; unmissable for any visitor to the capital. On this tour you'll see it inside and out, discovering all its secrets.

Edinburgh Castle is the most famous and most visited monument in Scotland; unmissable for any visitor to the capital. On this tour you'll see it inside and out, discovering all its secrets.

Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour

The tour meets on the Royal Mile, just outside St. Giles' Cathedral, from which we'll walk to Edinburgh Castle, perched on top of an extinct volcano. As you can imagine, the views of the city center from this point are incredible!

After giving you a brief introduction and handing out your tickets, we'll begin a tour of its main buildings, the three museums of the citadel, and the war prisons.

Climbing to the top of the castle, we'll see the oldest building in Edinburgh, St. Margaret's Chapel, dating all the way back to the year 1130. Then, in Crown Square, the castle's main courtyard, we can see the Great Hall and its spectacular collection of arms and armor, the Scottish National War Memorial as well as the Royal Palace. Fun fact: James Stuart, son of Mary Stuart, was born in one of these royal rooms!

In the palace, you can also see the vault holding the Scottish crown jewels, called the Honours of Scotland, as well as the Stone of Destiny, on which kings were crowned during the Middle Ages.

After an hour and a half, we'll conclude this fascinating guided tour in the vicinity of the castle. 

Ticket to Edinburgh Castle

If at the time of booking you choose the tour without tickets, you will have to purchase it on your own. Please make sure that the ticket is valid for the same time and day that you have booked the guided tour of Edinburgh Castle. We recommend you buy your ticket well in advance, especially in high season.

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Price

Tour without ticket
Adults Seniors over 65 Children 5-14 Children under 5
US$ 15
US$ 12.80
Free
Free
Tour with ticket
Adults Seniors over 65 Children 5-14 Children under 5
US$ 34.20
US$ 31
US$ 20.30
Free

Tour without ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 15
  • Seniors over 65

    US$ 12.80
  • Children 5-14

    Free
  • Children under 5

    Free

Tour with ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 34.20
  • Seniors over 65

    US$ 31
  • Children 5-14

    US$ 20.30
  • Children under 5

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

Ticket to Edinburgh Castle (depending on selection)

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

351 High Street

Edinburgh Castle

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Where does the activity end?

Edinburgh Castle