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Edinburgh Castle Ticket – Skip-the-Line!

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from US$ 23.98 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Visit the mighty fortress which has dominated the Edinburgh skyline for centuries
  • Skip the Line s and enjoy fast track entry to the castle
  • See the magnificently decorated interiors of the Great Hall and Royal Palace
  • Complementary guided tours available throughout the day at the castle
  • See the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles and the oldest building in Edinburgh
  • Overview

    Gain fast-track entry to Edinburgh Castle with a skip-the-line access and enjoy a tour of Scotland’s top attraction! Explore the Edinburgh Castle, perched high atop Castle Rock, towering over the Old Town and admire panoramic views of Scotland. An integral part of Scottish military history, Edinburgh Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an absolute must-visit!

    The 12th century castle has an important place in the history of Scotland with tales of royalty, sieges and battles. Explore Edinburgh Castle in its entirety and visit the spectacular Great Hall of James IV, completed in 1511. See the lavish rooms of the Royal Palace which was home to Scotland’s royalty and explore the fine rooms at your leisure.

    Free guided tours are available which depart from different points of the castle throughout the day.

    During your visit to the castle, do not miss the oldest crown jewels in the British isles, the One o’clock Gun which is fired daily except Sundays at 1pm, and St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh.

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    You can spend as long as you wish at Edinburgh Castle

    Start time

    Edinburgh Castle is open at the following times:
    Winter (1 October – 31 March): 9.30am – 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
    Summer (1 April – 30 September): 9.30am – 6.00pm (Last entry 5pm)
    On 1 January, Edinburgh Castle is open from 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

    Meeting Point

    Edinburgh Castle is located at Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
    By rail: Waverley Station is the main railway station in Edinburgh
    By bus: There is an express bus service from the airport, Airlink 100, to Edinburgh city centre

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Edinburgh Castle Skip-the-Line ticket
    • Free guided tours are available on a first come first served basis. Please ask a member of staff to direct you to the next available tour.


    • Hotel transfers
  • Please note

    Senior rates available for those over 60 years of age. A valid proof of age is required.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    This activity involves walking on uneven surfaces; this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • A fantastic experience over all....

      sandeep bhatnagar, India, 19/Jun/2016
    • Quick, lines!


      Jeffrey M Dagaris, United States, 12/Sep/2016
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