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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

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  • 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 
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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
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Overview

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.

Reviews (405)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun and informative

Aussie Dave did a great job. We actually had him for two tours. Both were great. Very little overlap in stories, only where it made sense. Bumped into his group on the top of the rock, and listened in a bit. And even more information....More

Thank 0hi0Cruiser
Reviewed 3 days ago
A must

So the only thing I pre-booked before heading to Edinburgh was this walking tour and I loved it. The tour guide (Melanie) was very entertaining, seeming to have a great understanding of the history and both conveying a lot of information without being constantly talking....More

Thank eatiniceland
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great guide

Phantastic & authentic. Astonishing history with lots of funny annectods. What a view onto the city from the top of the rock.

Thank 209retof
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Castle Tour & Free walking tour Edinburgh (with Alasdair)

WE LOVED THIS GUY. He made the tour really interesting and enjoyable. He knows sooo much about history and fun stories. Also, you can tell he really enjoys what he does and it’s very good at it too. We definetly recomend Ali.

Thank santicoccolo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Alasdair "Ally" the best and most fun guide ever

You where totally fantastic! We all had a blast, laughing all the time 😆😆 Ticked all the boxes, great knowledge, great fun and overall fabulous! Thank you for a fantastic tour 😁

Thank bharaldsson
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John K
26 August 2018|
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Response from HowardP568 | Reviewed this property |
My wag is no. The kids are back in school and thus the summer holiday crowds have been seriously depleted. Hope this helps.
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happywander5
19 August 2018|
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Response from Road-Maven | Reviewed this property |
Yes... However, we felt the guided tour to the castle was a waste. Go on your own, keep the money and buy yourselves a pint when you're done.
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LynnYYZ
7 August 2018|
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Response from Aegisint | Reviewed this property |
Set aside about 2 to 3 hours from start to finish, Get to the meeting point a good 15 minutes early so you dont get lost, it is a bit chaotic to start with, but settles down. The guided tour time will depend on how busy the... More
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