Edinburgh Castle Tour

Price:
40 EUR
Basic Information
Total time
2 hours
Language
English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
40 EUR per Person
Meeting point
Will meet at 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLAGo to map
Additional info
Backpacks larger than 30L are not allowed. The castle does not have lockers to store luggage.
About

“Edinburgh Castle is a great and ancient fortress, with the city growing around it like a shell.” – William Ewart Gladstone 


On this tour you will be guided around Edinburgh castle, with specific stops assigned by the castle authorities. No tour company is authorized to guide inside the buildings. After the tour you will have time to explore all of the buildings inside the castle until its closure.


Begin your unforgettable journey through Edinburgh Castle, the iconic symbol of Scotland’s capital, meeting your guide at the historic Royal Mile. As you explore the ancient fortifications, the castle’s rich and storied past will come to life, unveiling captivating tales of battles, kings, queens, and legends that have shaped the country’s history, including the inspiring story of William Wallace, the hero portrayed in the film “Braveheart.”


From the 12th-century St. Margaret’s Chapel to the breathtaking views of the city from the Argyle Battery, this comprehensive tour will showcase the best that Edinburgh Castle has to offer. Discover the castle’s many treasures, including the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, a symbol of Scottish monarchy and power, used for centuries in the coronation ceremonies of Scottish and later British monarchs. As you delve into the castle’s storied past, learn about its pivotal role in Scotland’s turbulent history, and marvel at the architectural beauty and military might that have made it a symbol of Scottish pride and power. You will also uncover tales of love, betrayal, and intrigue that have echoed through the centuries. From the fateful reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, to the daring exploits of Bonnie Prince Charlie, you will be captivated by the extraordinary lives and events that have shaped Edinburgh Castle’s history.


Whether you are a history buff or simply seeking to experience the magic of Scotland’s capital, your visit to Edinburgh Castle promises to entertain, educate, and leave you in awe of this incredible fortress. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable journey into Scotland’s past hidden within the walls of Edinburgh Castle.


During the tour, you will see and discover:



  • The iconic Portcullis Gate

  • St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh

  • The Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny

  • The Royal Palace and the birthplace of James VI of Scotland and I of England

  • The impressive Great Hall

  • The panoramic views from the Argyle Battery

  • The captivating stories of Edinburgh Castle’s history, including the tale of William Wallace, the “Braveheart”



 


Meeting Point
We will meet at 351 High Street (Royal Mile) in front of Advocates Close. Look for an umbrella with Scotland City Tours logo.



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