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“Interesting, but tiring”
Review of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle
Ranked #7 of 393 things to do in Edinburgh
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The castle was very interesting, lots to see, great views, great few hours, quite expensive, and lots of walking involved.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank M787PLjohnb
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The Edinburgh castle is a spot to go if you’re in this part of Scotland.
If you’re going when the weather is a bit cold and windy, please bring the appropriate clothing because it is very very cold and windy.
It’s a great experience nevertheless, It’s worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mark1services
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Ridiculous parking costs in Edinburgh. I've been to m many castles but was underwhelmed with this one. Expensive !

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The castle is amazing to look at from the outside but for the price of the tour there is not really that much to see inside. There are a number of small museums and exhibits which are quite interesting but it’s more of a barracks.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank C8rd1ff
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Edinburgh Castle is absolutely amazing; it would be crazy not to visit it while in the capital of Scotland!

Date of experience: March 2018
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