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Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

The tour begins by the statue of Adam Smith on the Royal Mile. Walk towards Edinburgh Castle as your guide sets the scene, explaining the significance of the Castle and mentioning some of the key characters who have helped shape it. As you reach the Castle complex your guide will share skip-the-line passes, giving you direct access to Scotland's most visited paid attraction.  Once inside your guide will walk you through the Castle complex sharing their in-depth knowledge of all the Castle's main buildings and attractions, including, but not limited to, the Argyle Battery and One O'clock Gun, the Hospital Square and Western Panorama, the Castle dungeons and military prison, the Black Banquet and Thomas Randolph's daring castle raid, St Margret's Chapel, Mons Meg, the Crown Square and The Honors of Scotland. Please note that whilst the tour guide will walk you around the castle grounds and take you through the 3,000 yeas worth of castle history, they cannot take you into any of the castle museums. When the tour ends, you will be left to explore the various castle buildings and museums at your own leisure - hopefully with more knowledge than if you had simply arrived on your own!

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What people are saying about National War Museum

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4.6 / 5

based on 9,085 reviews

The guide was really great… he told us great historical stories in a fun and engaging way! The castle was beautiful and he’s knowledge of the castle made us love the experience and truly understand the importance of this castle! Highly recommend!

Incredibly informative and fun trip, would definitely recommend to learn about the fascinating history of Scotland and the castle! Our guide John was very informative and engaging!

Our guide was excellent! He was entertaining and very informative and I learned a lot about the history of the castle in Scotland in general

Joun was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Very glad to have taken this tour.

Our tour guide John, was amazing. Very informative and entertaining!