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Review of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
Ranked #7 of 433 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
Just visited in foul weather but there is plenty of shelter, much to see and very welcoming staff.

Thank dpeters0n1960
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the Majestic 48 hour ticket with entrance fee included. The castle has several military museums that are excellent. Great visit

Thank Peg C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You had to be brave to visit this castle on a cold wet and windy day.

You have to go from attraction to attraction outside and you get soaked and freeze. It sits on an exposed rock in the middle of the city with winds howling around it.

However that said it was very interesting but would be much better in summer.

Friendly people too.

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Castle over Easter weekend. Found the exhibits very interesting and well laid out. Queued to get in but not for long, prices are slightly cheaper if you book ahead online.
Café was very expensive (£10 for a square of pizza?!), and overcrowded. Tables laid out badly so difficult to sit down. Massive queue for toilets, and no toilet paper in any of them!
Great views and castle overall a good day out.

Thank TheWestleys
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Queued about an hour to gain entry on a bitterly cold Easter Saturday, great views with options to view just the Crown Jewels or their full history although we didn't know about the former until after the event...comfy footwear a must!

Thank BPH0505
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