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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

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  • Save up to two hours waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to Edinburgh Castle 
  • Avoid the lines and head straight inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Learn more about the castle's history on a guided tour 
Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
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With an inordinate amount of historic attractions to go see, you won’t want to waste any time during your vacation in Edinburgh. Save up to two hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to Edinburgh Castle, one of the Scottish capital’s most recognizable monuments. On a guided tour, discover secret histories and hidden details that you’d otherwise miss as you watch your guide bring the fortress’ history to life.

What to Expect

Your tour of Edinburgh Castle begins at a central Edinburgh location, where you’ll greet your guide and sail past long lines with a skip-the-line admission ticket. Having saved up to two hours of waiting time, explore the grounds of the castle and visit curiosities such as the world’s smallest shrine and a cemetery reserved exclusively for dogs.

Stroll through Crown Square, see the crown jewels of Scotland, and enrich your knowledge of Scottish military history in the National War Museum. Once your tour concludes, feel free to continue exploring the castle independently at your own pace.

Reviews (379)
1 - 5 of 302 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Greg Thompson guide. Skip the line

Amazing tour ,amazing guide, I laughed and cried and came away wanting to know more about everything. Thank you Greg for your enthusiasm and knowledge.

Thank annette c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour - thanks Adam Gloser!

We had a great and informative tour. Adam was our guide and had a wealth of knowledge and shared his love for the city

Thank metachimp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Mediocre But Great Guides

Overall this was so-so Problems: #1 Group Size - Far too big. They packed 31 people into our group (it wasn’t even peak season). So you can imagine we were like a disorganized herd craning to hear one guide #2 “Skip The Line” - Rubbish....More

2  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Edinburgh Castle Tour

Our guide Melanie provided an entertaining and informative tour of the castle. We were glad to have reserved our tour, but not sure it would have been necessary as even walk-ins/ups were accommodated. Nice to have color and history provided by our lively guide, but...More

2  Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of information and very good fun

We did the free walking tour of Edinburgh with our guide Miguel in the morning and we enjoyed it so much that we decided to do the Castle tour with him in the afternoon as well. He was very organized and extremely knowledgeable but at...More

Thank Marina S
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26 August 2018|
Response from Howard P | Reviewed this property |
My wag is no. The kids are back in school and thus the summer holiday crowds have been seriously depleted. Hope this helps.
20 August 2018|
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Response from Road-Maven | Reviewed this property |
Yes... However, we felt the guided tour to the castle was a waste. Go on your own, keep the money and buy yourselves a pint when you're done.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Aegisint | Reviewed this property |
Set aside about 2 to 3 hours from start to finish, Get to the meeting point a good 15 minutes early so you dont get lost, it is a bit chaotic to start with, but settles down. The guided tour time will depend on how busy the... More