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Guided Tour of Edinburgh Castle
Activities in Edinburgh

Guided Tour of Edinburgh Castle

9.90 / 10
I really enjoy the tour, John helps me to understand the history about the castle. Strongly recommended.
10 Elaine Chu
  • Skip the line
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

The Edinburgh Castle is the most famous and most visited monument in Scotland; unmissable for any visitor to the capital. On this tour you'll see it inside and out, discovering all its secrets.


The tour meets on the Royal Mile, just outside St. Giles' Cathedral, from where we'll walk to the castle, which sits high on a long extinct volcano.

From here, an expert local guide will take you on a journey through the castle's 3,000 years of history, from the site as a bronze age settlement, to the Wars of Scottish Independence its story is one full of war, sieges, betrayal, and bloody rivalry. 

You'll see the One o'clock Gun, firing every day at 1 pm in a centuries-old tradition which once allowed ships to set their maritime clocks, Mons Meg (a gift from Duke Philip of Burgundy in 1457, it's a cannon capable of firing a 150kg (330lb) gunstone two miles) and even the Scottish crown jewels.

Then once the guided tour is over, and brimming with the legends which surround this most historic of castles, you'll have free time to wander the castle at your own pace until the castle closes.

Skip The Line

This tour includes preferential skip the line tickets, avoiding the long lines which tend to form at Scotland's number one visitor attraction.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

US$ 37.80
No hidden fees or surcharges

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

Meeting point

192 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF