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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$41.00
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2pm Tour with English Guide
Tour departing at 2pm with an English speaking guide
From US$41.03
2pm Tour with Spanish Guide
Tour departing at 2pm with a Spanish speaking guide
From US$41.03

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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1 - 5 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Tour

Fantastic tour and well worth the extra money to have the engaging guide. Fiona was great and we really appreciated the history she added to the tour!

Thank Jared C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Bit of history tour

Well worth it if you interested in the history of it all. Guide had lots of knowledge , throw in a bit of humour and it made it sn enjoyable trip. Still have free time at the end to do as you please.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great time

We had a great time. Our guide Fiona was very knowledgeable and jammed a lot in the 1 1/2 hours. I would definitely recommend this.

Thank Lance K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great free walking tour and awesome castle tour!

We were part of the free walking tour with Fiona as our guide. Very interesting to learn about the history of Scotland/ Edinburgh. Fiona was great, very funny and engaging! During a rest stop part way through we had the option to book other tours;...More

Thank shardonnay88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour with our guide Richard in April. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really sketched out the long and dynamic history of the Castle. He was also very funny (shades of Al Murray at times)...More

1  Thank bjwEastAngliauk
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Peter D
April 21, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peter, I wouldn't recommend the walking tour for a disabled person or slow walker. The pace is pretty quick. I would still recommend visiting the castle. There may be parts out of reach for someone unable to climb... More
April 14, 2018|
Response from bjwEastAngliauk | Reviewed this property |
From memory it was about 90 mins. The castle is huge, I am sure you have done it already but Google it and try and get the feel of the place. I donot know if you have access to it in the US but if you do have a look at the... More
Sandra G
April 10, 2018|
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Response from bjwEastAngliauk | Reviewed this property |
Yes -. we started at 2pm, pre -book on the net. String point is easy to find. About half way down the royal mile next to a Starbucks . It is a former church which is now a market