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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NG, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1312259846

Ticket Price: 16 GBP

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Castle, Historical Site, War Memorial, Cemetery, Family And Kids, Architecture

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Built in 1130 by David I, the castle featured prominently in the wars for the Independence of Scotland, and as such, maintains a number of old traditions. The Military Tattoo function in August includes performances the pipes and drums played by regiments of the British Armed Forces and civilians including the fireworks.

The traditional New Year's Eve party is attended by thousands of people in the Edinburgh castle. Every day except for Sunday, the "One O'clock" gun is fired from the top of the castle. The Crown of Scotland, the Sceptre, the Sword of State and the Stone of Scone are kept in the Crown Room of the castle. Dog lovers will be among their kinsmen here; the Edinburgh Castle also has a famous dog cemetery where the pets of the old regiment are buried, but the general public cannot go down and visit it. Statues of Scottish heroes Robert Bruce and William Wallace now are situated at the entrance of the castle. Offering beautiful panoramas, on a clear day, you could even see the snow capped Bel Mond.

Edinburgh castle - UK tourist attraction added in the UK Itinerary 2 Weeks. Must visit this amazing attraction.

One of the most visited tourist destinations in Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Castle is nothing short but an architectural marvel. Your trip to Edinburgh is incomplete if you don’t visit this enchanting but at the same time gigantic castle. The best way to explore this castle is by booking the Edinburgh Castle tickets from the ticket counter itself. You can book the Edinburgh Castle tickets well in advance to avoid the longer cue. Moreover, you can opt for the Edinburgh Castle tour tickets just to get a guided tour of the castle. The Edinburgh Castle tours will enlighten you with the history of Edinburgh Castle and will add up to your overall experience.

Edinburgh Castle Information

  • Wrap up warmly if visiting in the winter months.
  • The cafe nearby offers really good snacks.
  • The GBP 3 audio tour is totally worth it.
  • Make sure not to miss the prison and jail!
  • The climb is not one that cannot be overcome. The views from the castle are well worth the exertion.

Edinburgh Castle Ticket Prices

  • Adult : 16 Pounds, Children below 16 yrs : 9.60 Pounds.

Edinburgh Castle Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on occasion.

How To reach Edinburgh Castle by Public Transport

  • Bike, Climb from the Foothills

Restaurants Near Edinburgh Castle

  • The Witchery
  • Amber Restaurant
  • Chez Jacques

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  • Lovely castle! I've gone twice now. This time I took my family. Our young kids and my husband enjoyed it very much. Make sure you watch the cannons being fired. It's very neat. They have food options which is great because it takes awhile to see everything. Buy your tickets online to avoid the lines!

  • Great experience. Spent almost 3 hours here. Lots of things to explore inside (Scottish crown jewels, Great hall, Medieval weaponry etc). Amazing view of Edinburgh from the top. The tour guide booklet is informative / interesting. The exhibits are well explained with plaques / notice boards.

  • Amazing! The staff were so wonderful and the place magnificent. My friend was on a wheelchair and they drove us up to the top of the castle and then we made our way down. Romantic, lovely not enough adjectives to describe. I loved Edinburgh and the Castle so much it will be a back drop for my second novel.

  • This castle was such a cool place to visit! Its right in the middle of the city and you could see it from many different areas because its on a mountain. When you go in, its like an old world! Its mostly a museum and the audio tour was absolutely worth it! If you take your time walking through it could take around 4 hours. I didn't have that much time so I had wiz through in 2 but I still got to hear and see most of the important parts and history. What a cool place!

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  • The castle itself is beautiful with amazing views of the city. Tickets are a bit expensive (£17 for one adult) but altogether an amazing day out. I highly recommend visiting the War Museum and to see the Scottish Crown Jewels/Stone of Destiny as both were a surreal experience. Would definitely go again.

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