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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Edinburgh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Edinburgh Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful place, translates very Scottish culture. Ideal if before a little bit about the history of Scotland to enjoy more the attraction. Stunning view, a must.
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  • Edinburgh offers numerous views of this imposing castle throughout the city, and from the castle you are allowed just as many beautiful views of the city. Though worth the entrance fee, as there is pl...  read more »
  • Very interesting place. Plan plenty of time to see it all. Great views of the city and area. Such history. 
  • This was a great place to go and visit. It was worth the money to get into, it also had a lot of information available if you wanted it. I used my phone for information, but they also had audio guides available if you wanted to use that instead. I would highly recommend seeing this castle! They have tours that you can go through as well. It has great views and allows you to be outside enjoying the Scotland air.
  • There are other castles which are better and prettier than this one. It is interesting how the castle has such a long history approx 3000 years old. However there's not much to do inside. It is considered quite expensive. They have good views over the city. The Tower of London is many times better.
  • Fantastic castle to visit, the museums and exhibitions are excellent. Worth buying ticket online in advance for access at peak times. Not ideal for young children as lots of walking, but brilliant for older kids. Also its beautiful at night!
  • A very nice place and nice views from the hills. The museum in the castle is £16 for an adult. A bit pricey for me so i did not visited. Maybe next time. Had a very good time there.
  • An incredible experience! Beautiful views, wonderfully curated exhibits and helpful staff. My wife and I could have spent many more hours here than we did. The crowds weren't too bad, especially since we went a couple days before the Military Tattoo.
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