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Reviewed yesterday

Must do as the views are great, the history even better and if you get the right guide the experience is excellent

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit! So much history. Tours are very detailed. If you love taking pictures, make sure you take different lenses. Pay a little extra for the audio as it can get noisy.

Thank muntizerh786
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed this. If you love history, a view and wanting to know more about the city.. this is a must.
I would also recommend having a look when the mini tour is at the castle. It’s only 30 minutes but well worth it. You could spend all day here, take a picnic and make the most of it!! If you like anything to do with the army.. you will LOVE it!

Recommend for most ages. Possibly no pushchairs or young toddlers. There’s a lot of steps!

Thank htighe
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my grandson (aged 3) here today. It’s a fair walk from the railway station - mostly uphill - but very picturesque and historic.

Entry was £18.50 for me (kids under 5 are free) - I think it’s slightly cheaper online. It’s quite well signposted inside and we visited the war memorial, the Scottish Crown Jewels, the jails and of course the cannons. All very well done and brimming with history. Inside the castle the uphill walking continues - it will keep you fit!!

We also visited the Redcoat restaurant inside the castle - pretty pricey for what’s on offer. Overall an enjoyable visit

Thank BigMerk
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Reviewed yesterday

Edinburgh Castle is a great place to visit if you’re keen on history and military history in particular. Easily accessible from the Royal Mile and Princes Street. Great attraction to browse around. Good wet weather option too.

Thank tripb0y2000
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Reviewed yesterday

Our visit to the castle was very interesting with all the medieval history. St Margaret's Chapel was a must as it is the oldest building in Edinburgh. Our local expert was outstanding. Beautiful views of the city from the top of the Royal Mile.

Thank Llouann C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Edinburgh Castle combines historical buildings with modern tours and great views. You can walk around by yourself, find a tour, or rent an audio guide device. There are good descriptions on plaques everywhere, and many audiovisual displays.

Entrance is expensive, but given the quality of the displays, cleanliness and maintenance, it is worth a visit. You’ll be treated to more history than you can ever remember, beautiful old architecture and great views.

Thank thomassnielsen
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit to the Edinburgh Castle. It is a must see in Edinburgh! It is a must see! I enjoyed the War Memorial where all the Scotts fought for Scotland were honored.
They had all the names going back hundreds of years. I was able to find a lot of McLaren’s my Ancestors.
If you are doing any research you must visit Edinburgh Castle.

Thank Paradise66708030045
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Edinburgh, coincidentally, on Remembrance Sunday and the atmosphere at the Castle was unique and very special; there was a service taking place at the War Memorial inside the Castle, with lots of ex-service personnel in attendance.

It was a very appropriate time to visit the military museums in the boundaries of the Castle, including the National War Museum, which had a great temporary exhibition about the history of the Remembrance Day poppy.

I am personally most interested in medieval history, and it was great to be able to visit St Margaret's Chapel which is very small, but is the oldest building in Edinburgh. It was interesting to visit the State Rooms, including the Great Hall; the exhibition about the history of the Honours of Scotland was lavish and vividly presented.

My personal favourite part of the Castle was the Argyle Tower, which tells medieval stories in a very dynamic and stylish animated format, projected onto the ceiling and told on digital screens. Also, make sure you don't miss the Prisoners' of War Barracks, which features a very atmospheric room, dressed with the sights and sounds of the 18th century.

One of the most fascinating bits of the Castle, David's Tower (i.e. the underground ruins of the medieval part of the Castle), isn't very well sign-posted or interpreted, and my friends and I stumbled upon it almost by chance... The entrance, rather unfortunately, is positioned down some steps and on the way to the toilets!

The guidebook is a huge help for navigating your way around; it'd be difficult to fit the whole Castle in on one afternoon, so it might be nice to have some recommended itineraries when buying your ticket, or a ticket that can be used on more than one day.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed yesterday

The Edinburgh Castle is something that shouldn't be missed when in Edinburgh. It is just at the top of the Royal Mile, standing atop the entire city, but the mile leads right up to it and it's so easy to get to from so many hotels. We just did the audio tour and were thrilled with the information presented. The castle itself is just rich with history, the story of Edinburgh through millennia is presented very well and the tour does justice to the tales of the Kings & Queens that reigned. Thew views are awesome from the castle, the walls tower over cliffs and you've got close to 360' views. Kids & adults alike will enjoy this.

Thank Mark S
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