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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

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  • 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
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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
Best tour with the best tour guide, Alistair

I am not a big fan of guided tour but i am glad that i went. It was very educational and made even more interesting because of our amazing guide, singer and actor, Alistair!

Thank Jeffrey I
Reviewed today via mobile
Great intro in history by a local

Alistair, our guide lived in Edinburgh all his life with degrees in literature and history making him very qualified to do this tour. More importantly, he just managed to crab our attention and convey the historic facts and side stories in a very entertaining and...More

Thank svenerni
Reviewed yesterday
Best Tour Guide EVER!

My tour of Edinburgh Castle was the most fun, informative and entertaining tour I think I have ever been on and I have been on many all over the world. Our tour guide, Greg was the best. He was part historian, comedian, actor and great...More

Thank shug1307
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing time with Greg

I would recommend this for everyone who wants to experience Edinburgh castle! And our tour guide Greg made everything 100x better.

Thank Mathias1598
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A good day with a great guide

We went on a guided tour and we got Greg as our guide. He was very good and told us good stories about the castle and Scotlands history. He was passionate, funny and included the whole gruop in the tour. We really reccomend this tour...More

Thank Sanna Ö
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7 August 2018|
Response from Road-Maven | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half but I would say a good half hour is the walk from the meeting place, up the hill to the Castle.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Neb1078 | Reviewed this property |
They split the large group into two smaller groups with a guide each. Ours was 25 people I believe. Adam had plenty of time to engage with everyone in the group.