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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

  • 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
From US$39.10
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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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Informative Tour with an amazing Guide.

During our walking tour to Edinburgh Castle, The guide David (Australian) was literally taking us centuries back by explaining the historical events associated with the castle in a humorous way. His presentation was witty & informative. We really enjoyed the tour. Strongly Recommend.

1  Thank nidhin o
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Edinburg castle

Did the Edinburg castle tour with Jen. An afternoon well spent, Jen is very enthusiastic and entertaining, got to understand quite a bit about Scottish history and about the castle itself. There is a fair bit to walk but nothing our kids aged 10 and...More

Thank Sohil K
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent Visit

What a wonderful experience! Our tour guide was David and he was fabulous. He has so much energy and great hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the beautiful and historic castle and are so glad we had David to show us around.

Thank mkhalm26
Reviewed 1 week ago
Reliving history with Highlander Greg!

Our tour guide Greg gave an outstanding performance of Scottish history relating to Edinburgh Castle, complete with lively acting and singing renditions, bringing the past to life once again. A really enjoyable, memorable and highly recommended walking tour! A definite highlight of our visit to...More

Thank Dirk B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour!

I visited Edinburgh Castle last year, and walked through on my own. This year we decided to take the tour to learn more about the history of the castle, and it was well worth it! Australian David was our tour guide and he was very...More

1  Thank brianjpro
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Jo Ellen K
20 June 2018|
Response from bjwEastAngliauk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo Ellen K The tour of the castle is about 90 min. Not sure where your ship is but if in Edinburgh (Leith its port ???) you could do it by cab . Not sure of Bus timetables etc but suggest you look on net . If your port... More
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