Guided tour

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in English

Activity provider: Little Fish Tours

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in English

Activity provider: Little Fish Tours
Likely to sell out Booked 30 times yesterday

From US$ 39.83 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 30 times yesterday

Join this engaging English-language guided tour of Edinburgh Castle to discover its incredible 3,000-year history and the significant role it has played in shaping Scotland.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Save time with a speedy skip-the-line entry
  • Visit all of the most important sights in the Castle complex with your expert guide
  • Learn many of the Castle's hidden histories before setting off to explore yourself
  • Enjoy full access to the castle and discover its history on a guided tour
Full description

Begin your tour by the statue of Adam Smith on the Royal Mile. Walk towards Edinburgh Castle as your guide sets the scene, explaining the significance of the Castle and mentioning some of the key characters who have helped shape it.

Once inside, let your guide walk you through the Castle complex. Hear their in-depth knowledge of the Castle's main buildings and attractions, including the Argyle Battery and One O'clock Gun, the Hospital Square and Western Panorama.

See the Castle dungeons and military prison, the Black Banquet and Thomas Randolph's daring castle raid. Encounter St Margret's Chapel, Mons Meg, the Crown Square, and The Honors of Scotland.

After the tour, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore the castle museums (not accessible during the tour).

Includes
  • Entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry into the castle
  • Guided tour in English
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Outside Caffè Nero on the Royal Mile beside the statue of Adam Smith, 192 High Street, EH1 1RF. Look for the green and white umbrellas. This tour does not depart from the castle.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • Bags with a volume larger than 30L are not allowed into Edinburgh Castle and there is no locker space for luggage
    • "Scotland has two seasons, June and winter!" - Billy Connolly. This tour takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the glorious Scottish climate
    • Please note that children aged 15 and under will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 1231 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    The Edinburgh Castle tour was amazing such a lot to see and totally awesome. It was a great history lesson and given exquisitely by John, who we must say has a fantastic memory for all of the facts and figures and being presented in a clear and precise way. A brilliant guide and a credit to your company.

    August 6, 2022

    Rich was an awesome tour guide and animated story teller. Our group of 4 people really did bypass the line and get a better understanding of the long and complex history of the castle because we were on Rich's tour. We enjoyed everything about this tour and highly recommend it to anyone that is going to see Edinburgh Castle.

    August 4, 2022

    We took the tour in the early afternoon. Glad we did book it ahead. The castle entry was closed out for the day. The walking tour prior to the castle entry was interesting with lots of information. Having head phones to hear the tour guide is a great idea so that you don’t have to strain to hear the guide.

    August 2, 2022

    Product ID: 156135