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Edinburgh Castle

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Edinburgh
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Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The skyline of Edinburgh is dominated by the castle so you cannot miss it. A must visit place. Allow a good 4 to 6hoirs if not longer for you visit as there so much to see. The views from the castle over Edinburgh and beyond...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Having been born in Edinburgh, then moving away as a child, only to return in my late twenties, I’ve have only visited The Castle twice since then. Once with Canadian relatives about ten years ago, and more recently in November with my girlfriend and her...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scotswahey2014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must for anyone visiting Edinburgh. Every day if you are there in time you will see and hear the firing of the one o’clock gun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill M
Reviewed yesterday

This is not simply a Castle, or ruins... it is a fortified citadel, on the top of the hill dominating Edinburgh. You'll pass through several access doors that were built during centuries, arriving into the citadel. There you'll find several separate buildings, with different historical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SergioPT74
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Castle is quite expensive to get in but well worth it. There are guided tours at specific times which you can join and the 1pm firing of the Cannon. There is a lot to see from Great Rooms (where we met Queen Margaret, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed yesterday

I visited with my family and had a brilliant time. Entry was easy and the free tour was brilliant - the guide, an older gentleman was brilliant! This was my third time to the castle and I am so glad to have taken my family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JessieElizabeth123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a stunning place, steeped in history and should definitely be visited We saw the changing of the guard and watched the cannon fire at 1pm, lovely if maybe a little hilly, Need a couple of hours to see everything

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Supershal
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much to say walking very difficult. The war memorial gallery very interesting. Could not access the croen jewels as up to many steps.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelehardy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Edinburgh Castle with my wife and young son. It can take a bit of walking to get to the esplanade, taxis run up to the castle though. There is lots to see, and do. You are able to take free guided tours and hire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glyn030382
Reviewed 2 days ago

I live in Edinburgh and as usual, when you live in a place, you never go and see the tourist attractions! I had friends here from England and we went to the castle and I was amazed! Fantastic! It's like a historic village within itself,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Response from Glyn030382 | Reviewed this property |
I would say it’s down to the weather and comfort. If it’s the summer then trainers would be fine, however Edinburgh is a cold place at the best of times and weather can be unpredictable. I was there only a few days ago and... More
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No. The exception is guide dogs or assistance dogs.
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