Castle Rock, Edinburgh

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

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

The tour begins 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. As you reach the Castle complex your guide will share skip-the-line passes, giving you direct access to Scotland's most visited paid attraction.  Once inside your guide will walk you through the Castle complex sharing their in-depth knowledge of all the Castle's main buildings and attractions, including, but not limited to, the Argyle Battery and One O'clock Gun, the Hospital Square and Western Panorama, the Castle dungeons and military prison, the Black Banquet and Thomas Randolph's daring castle raid, St Margret's Chapel, Mons Meg, the Crown Square and The Honors of Scotland. Please note that whilst the tour guide will walk you around the castle grounds and take you through the 3,000 yeas worth of castle history, they cannot take you into any of the castle museums. When the tour ends, you will be left to explore the various castle buildings and museums at your own leisure - hopefully with more knowledge than if you had simply arrived on your own!

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What people are saying about Castle Rock, Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8,567 reviews

John was a great tour guide round Edinburgh castle he made us laugh as well as teach us lots about what happened and the whereabouts of the castle . We highly recommend little fish tours . Very friendly and very knowledgeable. Mandy and david from Lincolnshire

They refused to allow me to change my tour time despite having plenty of spaces on requested new tour time. Very poor customer service. Actually, nonexistent. They simply did not care.

the guide allistair was very enthusiastic and knowledgable and funny and witty , great afternoon at the castle .

Very pleased with Luca on his spirited guidance of the tour.

An excellent guide with a great deal of knowledge.