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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

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A major monument of Scottish heritage and one of the world's most striking fortresses, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline. Sitting atop a large volcanic rock, the castle dates back to the 12th century. It served as the seat of Scottish royalty until the 17th century, when it became a military barracks. Today, the castle holds the Scottish crown jewels, three military museums, and a handful of exhibits. Guided tours included in the price of admission offer the most efficient and informative way to visit the castle. You'll hear highlights from its history and understand the significance of its various buildings and artifacts. After your tour, sit for tea in one of the complex's tearooms and enjoy a traditional Scottish meal in the Redcoat Cafe. Try to secure your tickets before visiting the castle to avoid waiting in line at the entrance. Add Edinburgh Castle and other attractions to your Edinburgh trip itinerary using our Edinburgh trip planning website.
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  • Definitely recommend a visit when in Edinburgh! We were very lucky to get a ticket as it’s so popular so I would recommend pre-booking! Such a beautiful location and the views from the castle are... 
    Definitely recommend a visit when in Edinburgh! We were very lucky to get a ticket as it’s so popular so I would recommend pre-booking! Such a beautiful location and the views from the castle are...  more »
  • really interested to know the scotish kings and queen living there, shitseeng very nice including the fire gun at 13.00 
    really interested to know the scotish kings and queen living there, shitseeng very nice including the fire gun at 13.00  more »
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  • Went to the castle light show. The castle is superb. So full of history. Absolutely awe-inspiring. I was expecting more from the light show, but certainly tells some of the history in a fun way. Will certainly go back during the day to have a proper look at the castle.
  • I've been there before and enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately this time it was limited visit places in the Castle 🏰. Edinburgh, Scotland and the people lovely. Thinking of visiting again. Love United Kingdom precious places to visit as a visitor it's limited. Love 😍 history of the kingdom and England. Wish long life and God blessings!

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