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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$39.25
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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 yesterday via mobile
Great castle tour and very good guide ☺

It was our first day in Edinburgh and we decided to do the Castle Tour. Well it was very fun, entertaining, interesting and useful. We learned a lot of things we didn't expect (even on Game of Thrones ☺). Alasdair was our guide and he...More

Thank Emanuele M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Tour! Alasdair was great!

This is a great tour. Our tour guide Alasdair was great. He had a lot great stories and we learnt a lot of Scottish history. We hope in the future he can tell us more about the stories pertaining to the castle in specific... but...More

Thank Neha B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Castle tour !

i've always believed there's nothing like having a human being guiding you through the places you want to discover, telling you the stories you must know, the tips of where to go, explaining what lies in front of you, what to look for, and adding...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Edinburgh Castle Tour

We had a fantastic walking tour of Edinburgh Castle with a really interesting and knowledgeable young guy named Alasdair. The tour was very nicely done with lots of historical anecdotes and stories. Alli has firm grasp of Scottish history and lure. The castle is an...More

1  Thank Pinot R
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun. Entertaining. Educational. Do THIS tour!

Alisdair really made the tour an enjoyable experience. He clearly has a passion for imparting his knowledge while making it fun. He does seem to get swept away when sharing stories, but for us that was the best experience. We certainly learned quite a bit...More

Thank LarrySF0523
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Rachel B | Reviewed this property |
The walking tour is 2.5-3 hours. The other tours were about 2 hours.