Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Please be ready at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Look for the team in red SANDEMANs NEW Europe t-shirts!
  • Departure Details :
    130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK,
  • Return Details :
    Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Edinburgh Castle dominates one of the worlds most heroic and bloody national histories. Set on a dead volcano, the castle is an imposing sight with its thick defensive walls. This 2-hour tour gives you an insiders view of the citys number one attraction, first letting you skip the line and then revealing the secrets of this fortress, from one of the worlds few official dog cemeteries to the smallest shrine in the world. Learn about the castles wicked and wonderful history from the guide.


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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Meet your guide in front of Frankie & Benny's on 130 High Street by Tron kirk

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Make your way to the castle and experience one immediate advantage to this 2-hour walking tour: you get to bypass the usually long line and go right into the castle. No waiting.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Visit the National War Museum to get an up close view of the battles that have shaped Scotland and Edinburgh. Walk through Crown Square, the main courtyard of the castle. See the Crown Jewels of Scotland, including the Stone of Destiny, an oblong block of red sandstone that was used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs.

Duration: 15 hours

Stop At: St. Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Visit St Margarets Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh.
Youll also see the dog cemetery, the final resting place for canine companions of regimental officers and one of the few cemeteries dedicated to dog in the world. At the end of the tour, you can stay on and explore more of the castle on your own.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Listen as your guide shares the insiders view and secrets of this ancient spot. Learn, for example, about the bloody battles and invasions that have taken place here over the centuries.
Your ticket to enter the Castle allows you to stay right through to closing time. Feel free to continue exploring the Castle at your own pace, once the tour is finished.

Duration: 45 minutes


Skip-the-line entrance to the Castle

Local guide

Entry/Admission - National War Museum of Scotland


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please be aware that Edinburgh Castle stays open until 5pm and your Castle Ticket is only valid on the day of purchase.

Children (4 or under) accompanied by an adult can join the Edinburgh Castle Tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Our tour starts at 130 High Street, in front of Frankie and Benny's restaurant. We don't allow guests to join after 10 am, and we don't allow guests to join the tour if they don't show up in our current start point at 130 High Street, in front of Frankie and Benny's restaurant.

The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 1.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group

No bags or backpacks over 30L are permitted for security reasons

Unfortunately, the steep hills and uneven ground mean that this tour is not suitable for pushchairs or those unable to walk unassisted

Most travelers can participate

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