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Explore one the most important fortresses in the history of Scotland on this guided walking tour of Edinburgh Castle. Make the most of your time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction.

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Discover the home of Mary Queen of Scots on this guided walking tour of Edinburgh Castle. Admire the 16th-century Great Hall where parties and feast took place. Learn about the bloody history of the kings and queens who lived in this castle.

Meet your guide and walk to Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city skyline from its seat on the extinct volcano of Castle Rock. Stroll on the castle’s promenade and hear about the the origins and sieges of the castle. View where the Royal Military Tattoo is performed.

Enter the castle and make your way to the three museums and two prisons. Go to the National Monument to the fallen of Scotland and a canine cemetery. See the oldest building in the city at the Chapel of Saint Margaret.

Be captivated by the grandeur of the Great Hall and a Royal Palace. After the tour you will have time to explore all of the buildings inside the castle until its closure.

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund



  • Save time with skip-the-line entry to the popular attraction, Edinburgh castle
  • Snap pictures of the panoramic city views from the top of the Castle Rock
  • Uncover almost 3000 years of history with figures like King James VI
  • Marvel at the features of Edinburgh castle’s Great Hall and a Royal Palace
  • Admire views of the UNESCO World Heritage Edinburgh Old Town



  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket

Meeting Point


Meet in front of the entrance to Advocates Close, opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral. Look for the black umbrella with the Scotland City Tours’ yellow logo.

Know Before you Go


  • The roof is not accessible in poor weather conditions
  • On this tour you will be guided around Edinburgh castle, with specific stops assigned by the castle authorities
  • No tour company is authorized to guide inside the buildings

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July, 2024




August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Lewis
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