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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
US$40 per adult
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10am Tour with Spanish Guide
Tour departing at 10am with a Spanish speaking guide
US$39.09 per adult
10am Tour with English Guide
Tour departing at 10am with an English speaking guide
US$39.09 per adult
2pm Tour with English Guide
Tour departing at 2pm with an English speaking guide
US$39.09 per adult
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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 today via mobile
Great tour.

Fantastic tour from Alisdair. Great mix of humour facts and trivia. The guides in this case add context to spectacular buildings and scenery.

Thank Ross H
Reviewed yesterday
Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

Excellent tour. Greg, our guide, was very knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Very entertaining. Really enjoyed it!

Thank Beth B
Reviewed yesterday
Fascinating tour of the Castle

Great guide with a deep knowledge of Scottish history & the castle. You meet at designated spot, and take a good hike up to the castle.

Thank lfernandez44
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing Experience

We had Richard as our guide! He brought the history of the castle to life! He was knowledgeable, personable and obviously passionate about sharing what he knows. The castle itself is gorgeous. Beautiful views all around. Definitely recommend this company for your Edinburgh tour!

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Castle Walking Tour

We joined the 10am Castle tour hosted by Greg and what a fabulous, knowledgeable, fun, tour guide he was. We were treated to a brief overview of Scottish history from 12th Centuary which included a recital of Scottish poetry and a folksong. Brilliant, really enjoyable...More

Thank Karen B
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12 July 2018|
Response from Neha B | Reviewed this property |
2-2.5 hours
12 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.