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Robert B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The tour was brilliant. We had David as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate. We asked some obscure questions and he knew everything. I cannot recommend the Guided Castle Tour enough. Especially if you're lucky enough to get David.
Written 17 February 2024
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Rosiposi69
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Our guide Kerr was knowledgable and amusing enjoyed tour was well organised and free samples in whiskey shop helped.After tour had free time to wander round at leisure would go earlier than the 3.30 tour I booked as castle closes at 5
Written 17 February 2024
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Marion S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Our guide, David was superb and really great company. He had such a in-depth knowledge of the history of all the places we visited and was able to answer all of our questions. We very much enjoyed our guided walk and would like to thank David for being our guide.
Written 13 January 2024
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Maria
Middlesbrough, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a must do. Funny and informative and interesting. It’s something different to do in Edinburgh. Really enjoyed hearing all the dark stories.
Written 27 November 2023
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Clare Q
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The Castle is absolutely beautiful and so well worth a visit, use one of guided tours as they are full of information you might have missed going it solo. Allow plenty of time as the views are stunning and so much to see.
Written 30 October 2023
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Erika Bianca Rosete
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
David is amazing!!!! He got so many trivias and he knows the castle very well. The tour is a must see when you visit Scotland.
Written 30 October 2023
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Danny O Regan
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The tour was ah waste of my time . He could not take us into building , he showed us around the general area , tour was 2 hours , I stayed with him 30 minutes and went touring around the castle then myself . I enjoyed the castle as ah whole , but keep away from tour ,
Written 17 October 2023
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Good morning, Danny. Thank you for your booking and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm terribly sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectation; as a consistently 5 star company we take your feedback very seriously. Unfortunately, given the amount of visitors the Castle receives daily, we have to adhere to rigorous guidelines which are enforced by Historic Scotland. That doesn't apply solely to All-Star Guides, but to EVERY company that guides in the Castle (since you explored the Castle after the tour, you will have noticed how small some of the rooms are). That fact is mentioned in our description as a courtesy that most companies in the city neglect, and we wrote it exactly to avoid any misleading and potential disappointment. I'm sorry to hear that our disclaimer didn't fulfil its purpose in this particular instance. Of course, you're free to explore the Castle on your own, and we do recommend that people spend an extra two hours after the end of the tour walking around, but as often mentioned in our consistently 5 star reviews, most visitors find that the History, stories and, indeed, guidance shared by our guides sheds a new light and enhances the following visit. And, of course, we always make ourselves available after the tour ends to answer any questions our visitors may have, as well as sharing more stories. Nevertheless, I hope this didn't affect your enjoyment of our beloved capital. All the best, and until our paths cross again, Edgar Guerreiro All-Star Guides
Written 20 October 2023
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Saylor F
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The guide was very knowledgeable, but overall very disappointed with the tour. The ad was very misleading, at the very end it says that access to all of the areas of the castle is not available with the guide. You end up standing in the same place for 15 minutes or more while the guide talks and tries to explain what you will see if you go into the different buildings on your own. $40 a person was too much for what you got.
Written 3 October 2023
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Good evening, Saylor. Thank you for your booking and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm terribly sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectation; as a consistently 5 star company we take your feedback very seriously. Unfortunately, given the amount of visitors the Castle receives daily, we have to adhere to rigorous guidelines which are enforced by Historic Scotland. That doesn't apply solely to All-Star Guides, but to EVERY company that guides in the Castle (if you explored the Castle after the tour, you will have noticed how small some of the rooms are). The fact that we mention it in our description is a courtesy that most companies in the city neglect, and we wrote it exactly to avoid any misleading and potential disappointment. I'm sorry to hear that our disclaimer didn't fulfil its purpose in this particular instance. As for the value, we pride ourselves to offer a 5 star service at a very competitive rate, and do remember that the Castle tickets are included, each costing £19.50 (or 24$) per adult. Unfortunately we can't make it any cheaper, as there are commissions to be paid, and we compensate our professionals fairly. Nevertheless, I hope this didn't affect your enjoyment of our beloved capital. All the best, and until our paths cross again, Edgar Guerreiro All-Star Guides
Written 7 October 2023
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Misty R
Boca Raton, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour was full of so much interesting information and our guide David was very good. He was funny and personable and made sure we all got the most out of our time exploring the rest of the castle on our own after our tour. He also went above and beyond trying to make sure our other tour members could find him at the meetup point when some of the booking sites caused confusion for folks. Recommend this tour!
Written 2 October 2023
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Sarah M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide was Sarah and, just like the other reviews have stated, she was great! She is an Edinburger through and through making her incredibly knowledgeable. Her love of her city (dark history and all) is delightful and infectious.

We were specifically looking for a walking tour of Edinburgh that would take us to places in the city around and beyond the popular tourist spots. While the tour stayed mainly on the Royal Mile, some of the places we stopped were not visible from the street, which was nice.

We took my 70 year old mom, who walks with a cane sometimes due to arthritis in her hip. She was ok with the walking but we there was one part of the tour with quite a few steps down and then a steep walk back up the road. I do wish there had been more of a description of what to expect for the tour. She managed it ok - just something worth noting for others in the same boat.

We also wanted a tour that would provide insight into the deep, dark history of the city in a way that wasn’t theatrical and cheesy. This tour definitely delivered!

Overall, would absolutely do it again! I would probably just tell my mom to sit this one out.
Written 30 September 2023
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