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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Edinburgh Castle, an impressive fortress and military stronghold atop Castle Rock. Your ticket grants you access to the castle’s public spaces, including the National War Museum, which documents some 400 years of Scottish military history.

    Learn about the bloody battles and sieges fought over Edinburgh Castle, and view Highland swords among a staggering collection of artifacts including the 19th-century Thin Red Line painting by the acclaimed Scottish artist Robert Gibb.

    Perhaps explore the prisons that held French and American prisoners during the 14th-century War of Independence, when the castle was recaptured by the Scots from the English. Find the Scottish Crown Jewels on display in the Royal Palace, along with the Stone of Destiny—a weathered rock upon which the early Scottish kings were enthroned. View, too, where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her son.

    Visit the Great Hall of James IV via Crown Square and don’t miss the stone interior of St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh.

    Spend as long as you’d like visiting the castle and grounds during opening hours; most visitors find 2–3 hours to be sufficient. If you want to take a break from sightseeing, visit the Tea Rooms for traditional tea and baked snacks or visit the self-service Redcoat Café to eat and admire the views. All food and drinks are at your own expense.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Edinburgh Castle
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Audio guide
    • Guidebook
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Last entry is 1 hour before closing
    • Please go straight to the gates to have your ticket scanned for entry. Please note: any customers who booked prior to 6th September need to go to the Group & Pre-paid ickets kiosk to exchange their voucher for a ticket
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great tour of the castle, really interesting and lots to see. Give yourself a few hours to get round it all. Also some great views from the top.
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    A lot of history in this castle. A highlight (if i can say that, wasn't a good highlight), the castle has a massive war memorial with books complete with the names of everyone who gave their lives in the various wars over the years. It was more sombre than anything, no
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    We really enjoyed our visit to Edinburgh Castle. It’s a great attraction, well presented and extremely informative. The views are wonderful. Our entrance ticket was useful as we were able to skip the queues. When we went in , strolling past the smallish queue we felt that the
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    I only wish it wasn't pouring rain that day so I could have spent more time outdoors exploring the exterior of the castle and the grounds. There was a lot of history and it was interesting. I felt a bit rushed though as I was on a short visit and would have liked to spend more
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    Came to the castle for a day visit while in Scotland. Whilst beautiful there isn't truely much to see. Although it was very emotional seeing a family members name in the memorial books.this Castle is more for war buffs than history buffs.
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