Edinburgh Rail Day Trip From London Including Edinburgh Castle Entry And Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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  • Duration: 16 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    King's Cross, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9AL, UK,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See the best of the Scottish capital on this independent day trip from London to Edinburgh. Travel by train through England's countryside and jump aboard your hop-on-hop-off city tour in Edinburgh. Wander along the Royal Mile a UNESCO World Heritage site and marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels inside Edinburgh Castle. Gaze up at the Scott Monument and visit the Scotch Whisky Heritage Center. With your rail travel, hop-on-hop-off bus tour and entry to Edinburgh Castle all included in the price, you are free to explore Edinburgh at your leisure.


  • Rail Tour
  • Covers famous attractions in Edinburgh 
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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This is a typical itinerary for Edinburgh Rail Day Trip From London -

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. One of the must-visit attractions in Edinburgh, your entry ticket for the castle is included in the tour price. Do not miss a chance to explore this historic point of interest. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline, at about a third of the way down the Royal Mile which runs from the Castle to Holyrood Palace

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

Princes Street Gardens are two adjacent public parks in the center of Edinburgh, Scotland, lying in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. The Gardens were created in two phases in the 1770s and 1820s following the long draining of the Nor Loch and building of the New Town, beginning in the 1760s.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

The area of Old Town is always bustling with visitors and is dotted with centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys. At its heart, perched on an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle is home to Scotlands crown jewels. The Royal Mile, a steep street lined with traditional pubs, casual eateries, souvenir shops, and small museums, runs from the castle to the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queens Scottish residence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Mile is a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Taking a stroll here will introduce you to the flavor of the city. 

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh, Scotland, and the main shopping street in the capital. The street has virtually no buildings on the south side, allowing panoramic views of the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, and the valley between. Most of the street is limited to trams, buses, and taxis with only the east end open to all traffic.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pass By: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pass By: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh city map and guide

Hop-on-hop-off tour of Edinburgh

Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle




Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Infants must sit on laps.

Not wheelchair accessible.

Near public transportation.

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.

Tour Departs: 6.30 am King's Cross Station.

Tour Finishes: approx. 10.20 pm King's Cross Station

Please note - Once booked, this tour is non-refundable and non-changeable.

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