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Edinburgh Castle Guided Walking Tour with Fast-Track Entry

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    Uncover Scotland's rich history with a 90-minute guided tour of Edinburgh Castle, inclusive of fast-track entry and personalized language options.


    • Embark on a 90-minute guided walking tour of Edinburgh Castle, steeped in rich history and royal tales that go back 3,000 years.

    • Enjoy a seamless experience with fast-track entry, bypassing the crowded lines to explore Scotland's most visited fortress.

    • Immerse in the charm of the old world with attractions like the 16th-century Great Hall, the venue of all the jolly feasts, and a unique canine cemetery.

    • Walk along the castle's promenade for panoramas of the city, and choose from English or Spanish guided tours for a personalized experience.

    • Fun fact: The castle, a symbol of Scottish pride, is built on an ancient volcanic rock and houses the city's oldest surviving building!


    • 90-min guided tour of Edinburgh Castle

    • Skip-the-line entry

    • English/Spanish-speaking guide

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


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    • United States
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • France
    • Italy
    • New Zealand
    • Uruguay
    Guests from United States, Brazil, Canada and over 8 countries have loved this experience
    Sharon Kerry



    May, 2024

    Richard the tour guide was very good He explained everything in the castle so we were interested on entire tour Funny great body language to tell the story Our highlight of edinburgh
    Vanessa Muraro



    May, 2024

    Stunning scenery and architecture. The guide, Richard, was really super good and engaging. Definitely recommended!
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    ludmila milagros di sanzo



    May, 2024

    El storytelling del guia habla hispana, un genio! Te hace meterte de lleno en la historia del lugar y ves todo desde otra perspectiva
    Alison Taylor



    Jan, 2024

    The best thing about our experience was our guide Sarah!! She was so detailed, animated, funny and knowledgeable about the history of Edinburgh. She made this tour for our family!!
    rajat berry



    Nov, 2023

    The tour to the castle was very detailed and enlightening by Georgia. She had been a wonderful guide all along the tour. Highly recommend her! Had a lovely time!

    A journey through Scottish history

    From being the most visited castle in Scotland to being the inspiration behind the backdrop of Harry Potter, Edinburgh Castle has one too many crowns to its name. Take this chance to dive into 3,000 years of Scottish history at the castle with a guided tour, and save yourself the hassle of bypassing the often crowded entry lines with fast-track entry. Starting from the iconic Royal Mile, your experienced guide will lead you to the castle esplanade and enrich you with facts about the Castle's former residents.

    Old buildings to glittering jewels

    Once inside the castle, discover the tale of Scotland's kings and queens and explore hidden gems like the Chapel of Saint Margaret, the oldest building in Edinburgh. Step into the canine cemetery, a testament to Scotland's military mascots, appreciating the service of soldier animals. Marvel at the Honours of Scotland housing the oldest crown jewels in British Isle, and the Stone of Destiny that was used in the inauguration of kings.

    What to bring

    • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

    What's not allowed

    • Flash photography and tripods are not allowed on this experience.


    • Guide dogs are allowed on this experience.
    • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

    • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

    Meeting Point

    • Meet your guide at Advocates Close.

    • Address: Edinburgh EH1 1ND, United Kingdom.

    • Landmark: St. Giles’ Cathedral.

    • Guide Identifier: Look for a black umbrella with the Scotland City Tours' yellow logo.

    Get Directions to the Meeting Point

    Getting There

    By Bus

    • The closest bus stop is North Bridge (Stop NB). It is a quick 7-minute walk to the meeting point.

    • Board bus X95 to get you there.

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