Edinburgh Castle

Activity code: ED08

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  • Discover the 12th century Edinburgh Castle
  • Explore the Great Hall and the Royal Palace
  • See the oldest Crown jewels in Britain
  • Visit the Scottish National War Memorial


Visit Edinburgh Castle and explore the towering fortress that overlooks the Scottish capital. The 12th century castle has a vital place in the history of Scotland with tales of royals, sieges and battles just waiting to be discovered!

Enter the spectacular Great Hall of King James IV and stand under the hammerbeam roof, one of the most superb in Britain. Completed in 1511, the Great Hall has hosted grand banquets, Oliver Cromwell’s infamous army, served as a military hospital before displaying weapons and armour today.

You’ll also wander through the lavish rooms of the Royal Palace, learning about the Scottish monarchs who once walked the hallways, including Queen Margaret and Mary Queen of Scots. Find the majestic Honours of Scotland, the oldest Crown jewels in Britain, in the Crown Room alongside the Stone of Destiny, an ancient symbol of Scotland’s monarchy.

Discover the oldest building in the city, St Margaret’s Chapel, and the National War Museum showcasing 400 years of Scotland at war. Other highlights include the Prisons of War and the Queen’s Embroideries.

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What's Included in the tour

  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Transfers
  • Gratuities
Please Note:
  • If your selected timeslot is not available, we aim to book your entrance within one hour of your selected time. Please check your voucher for the actual entry time.
  • No cancellations or changes can be made once you have booked. 
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Suitcases and large rucksacks are not permitted in the castle. There are no storage facilities for luggage, prams, pushchairs, or other personal items.