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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 3 May 2018

I had the chance to visit few castles in Scotland. This is definitively the best.
Threre are several side exposition that cannot be missed

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gian6265
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Th Castle tour is amazing all in its own, but to have Dave bring it to life, will leave you well informed an laughing the entire time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rosemaryh217
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Great tourist spot in Edinburgh. Cracking views of the city. Only thing that’s ridiculous is ice cream van parked up on the castle grounds. Takes the whole look of your photos when there is an ice cream van parked up at the entrance.
Clearly all about money.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MrRobbie08
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A nice old scottish castle with a rich history. The is sufficient information present to read about it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MarcusAurelius_84
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went to the Castle and took advantage of the free talk given by a volunteer who picked out most of the main areas to visit. This was very useful and then, using this information and the free map given upon entry, we went at our own pace and looked more closely at all the things we found interesting. A great place to visit!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ejodale
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