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Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist...more
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Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This castle looks incredible from the outside, and once you are inside the grounds it is really cool, but that’s where it ended for me. Going inside the various buildings I really expected that the inside would be like the outside: authentic, historical, etc. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely visit to the castle, plus an amazing chat with a new unexpected friend about history, what a day in this magical city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 106albertoh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Edinburgh castle is a real jump back to the glorious past and history of Scotland. However we have to remind that what we can see is almost new (I mean “only” 400 years), because was the place of terrible battles and distructions. By the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Urraco64
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent place to go if you love history, there is a cafe next to the one o clock gun that is really good, I had a slice of margherita pizza for £8.00 but worth it! There is also audio guides you can listen to!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank XxHighlandLordxX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A historic place .A must visit if you travel to Scotland. If you get into the hop on hop off bus , you can easily get off there, visit the castle and get back to the city by evening .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keshinira
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting the castle with the museum, filled with interesting facts and real stories. The Crown Jewels were very popular and the views were amazing!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 93Charlotte19
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Boyfriend and i went here today,and easily spent 2hours here plenty of see and learn,with great informatin and the views of Edinburgh were amazing,its so interesting to learn of their history. We were there at 1pm to hear the cannon being fired,we did the £17...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hariboes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great castle with loads of history at the heart of the last 1000 years in Scotland. Wonderful surprise view from the red coat cafe. Go through to the back of the cafe near the Amory for a view you'd have to buy a £60 meal...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim T
Reviewed 2 days ago

To see every nook and cranny of this historic castle, now museum, probably take a full day, but you can accomplish a great deal in 4 or 5 hours. Don’t miss the well versed docents explanation of events, or castle history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanetJulia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So we, a family of four, went to the castle shortly after arriving in Edinburgh and shortly before the castle closing. Consequently, although we were not alone, we serendipitously certainly felt “intimate” with the castle. The exhibitions, buildings and rooms were thankfully not overwhelming and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from honest365 | Reviewed this property |
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No. The exception is guide dogs or assistance dogs.