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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Tour

From £29 per adult

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January — December

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Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most popular paid visitor attraction, and a world-famous icon. This tour includes skip-the-line tickets & expert local guides, to show you this must-see attraction, with over 3000 years of history inside! Discover it al

Edinburgh Castle is the most iconic site in the heart of the Scottish capital, known as the ‘Defender of the Nation’. It dominates the city skyline from its seat on Castle Rock, an extinct volcano, overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage Old and New Towns. It is an ancient site, with evidence of a fort here for almost 3000 years, and it has been a royal castle since at least King David I’s reign in the 12th century. The Scottish monarchs continued to use it as such until 1633, and even saw the birth of King James VI (and I of England) within its walls.

Edinburgh Castle is famous for being the most besieged castle in Britain, and has witnessed many dramatic moments over the centuries, including during the Wars of Independence and the Jacobite Rebellions. Today, it also plays host to the Royal Military Tattoo every year, a huge spectacle featuring military bands from all over the world, taking place on the Esplanade every night in August, with the Castle serving as the backdrop.

Please note that the tour starts at our meeting point, next St Giles’ Cathedral, and from there your professional local guide will lead you up the Royal Mile and into Edinburgh Castle itself.

Discover the fascinating history and stories of this incredible location with our expert local guides. After all, no trip to Scotland is complete without visiting its most famous fortress! Our Edinburgh Castle Tour includes your ticket, with skip-the-line entrance, and the tour finishes inside the castle, so you can continue to explore at your leisure afterwards.

Contact details

Orange Tours Edinburgh
367 High Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1PW
Starting
Edinburgh
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English Spanish
Themes
Archaeology Castles City History Outdoor Activities Walking

Tour prices

From

  • £29 Per Adult
  • £22 Per child
  • £25.50 Concession
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Orange Tours Edinburgh

Orange Tours Edinburgh is a fresh tour operator based in the Scottish capital which organises walking tours around the city centre of Edinburgh. Explore Edinburgh on one of our walking tours! The Free Edinburgh Tour, Free Ghost Tour, Free Harry Potter Tour, and Edinburgh Castle Tour, all available in English and Spanish! And join us to explore Edinburgh's nightlife on The Orange Pub Crawl, every night from Biddy Mulligans Pub in Grassmarket!

Opening times

Free Edinburgh Tour 11am-1pm

Food Tour 12.30pm-4pm

Castle Tour 12.30pm-2pm (Sat & Sun only)

Free Harry Potter Tour 1.30pm-3pm

Free Ghost Tour 6pm-7.30pm

Pub Crawl 8pm-12.30am

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