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Tour Operator: EDI Tours 2 hours Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Castle Tour


Experience the grandeur and history of Edinburgh Castle on our extended 2-hour tour. Led by our expert guides, you'll explore the castle's many highlights and hidden corners, learning about the castle's fascinating past and its role in shaping Scottish history.

Starting on the historic Royal Mile, we'll delve into the castle's history, from its origins as a medieval fortress to its transformation into a royal palace and military stronghold. Along the way, you'll learn of the castle's many treasures, including the Honours of Scotland (the country's crown jewels), the Stone of Destiny (used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs), and the famous One O'clock Gun.

But the tour doesn't stop there. We'll also explore some of the lesser-known parts of the castle, including the Western Panorama and Hospital Square, where The National War Museum of Scotland is now housed. And with our extended 2-hour tour, you'll have plenty of time to soak in the history and atmosphere of this iconic Scottish landmark.

So whether you're a history buff, a fan of Scottish culture, or simply looking for an unforgettable experience, join us on our extended Castle Tour and discover the secrets and stories of one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks.

Tour Highlights:

  • A longer tour than standard for a smaller price
  • Walk the ancient cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere of this historic site
  • Admire the stunning architecture and learn about the castle's strategic importance over the centuries
  • Discover the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked within these walls
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the city from the castle's ramparts
  • See the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, two of the most important historical artefacts in Scotland


The tour lasts approximately 2 hours. We do recommend allowing a further 60 minutes on the site to explore the museums and the exhibits.


Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as this tour takes place outdoors.
Note that due to the historic nature of the castle, some areas may not be accessible for guests with mobility impairments

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Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
Meeting point
Statue of David Hume, 379-381 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW, Edinburgh
Important information
Thank you for booking your Edinburgh Castle tour with us!

Please be sure to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The tour will only wait a further 5 minutes for latecomers, after which time the guide may not be contactable until after the end of the tour.

Please note the tour DOES NOT start at Edinburgh Castle. We meet further down the Royal Mile at the Statue of David Hume, 379-381 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW.

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather, as the tour takes place completely outdoors.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to welcoming you on our tour of Edinburgh Castle!