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Edinburgh Castle

4.6/51,089 Reviews

Business Hours

April-September Monday-Sunday 9:30-18:00, October-March Monday-Sunday 9:30-17:00, holidays, activities may be closed, see the official website notice.


Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG


from USD 9.55
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About Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle stands tall at the center of the city atop an extinct volcano. The castle on top of the cliffs is imposingly magnificent. A witness to Scotland's long history, it has served as a royal residence, a military fortress and even a prison. In later eras, the king began to renovate the castle into a residential palace. Currently, the oldest extant part of the building is a small chapel which was built in the 11th century. It can be said that Edinburgh Castle is at the core of Scottish national history. On display in the castle you can see the Scottish crown jewels and the famous Stone of Destiny. Historically, Scottish royalty sat on it during their coronation ceremony.
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Helpful Information

The property has audio tours in foreign languages that can be rented, at the ticket office when you enter the castle.
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Special Events

Edinburgh Castle the main castle of Scotland and dates back to the 6th century C.E. Standing high above the hill of the city. The castle has a viewing platform overlooking the city of Edinburgh. Inside the castle you can find the original Royal Palace, War Museum, and St. Margaret's Chapel. The audio tour at the ticket office enhances the entire experience by bringing the history of the castle and its stories to life.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
Top recommendations for the best restaurants near Edinburgh Castle are: Element, Meze Meze, Castello Coffee Co., Mussel Inn, The Kenilworth
These are the places that you must visit near Edinburgh Castle: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, Castle Rock, Princes Street Gardens, National War Museum of Scotland, Floral Clock


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