Guided tour

Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour w/ Fast-Track Entry

Activity provider: Little Fish Tours

Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour w/ Fast-Track Entry

Activity provider: Little Fish Tours
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From US$ 39.78 per person

Likely to sell out

Join this engaging English-language guided tour of Edinburgh Castle to discover its incredible 3,000-year history and the significant role it has played in shaping Scotland.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Save time with a speedy skip-the-line entry
  • Visit all of the most important sights in the Castle complex with your expert guide
  • Learn many of the Castle's hidden histories before setting off to explore yourself
  • Enjoy full access to the castle and discover its history on a guided tour
Full description

Begin your tour by the statue of Adam Smith on the Royal Mile. Walk towards Edinburgh Castle as your guide sets the scene, explaining the significance of the Castle and mentioning some of the key characters who have helped shape it.

Once inside, let your guide walk you through the Castle complex. Hear their in-depth knowledge of the Castle's main buildings and attractions, including the Argyle Battery and One O'clock Gun, the Hospital Square and Western Panorama.

See the Castle dungeons and military prison, the Black Banquet and Thomas Randolph's daring castle raid. Encounter St Margret's Chapel, Mons Meg, the Crown Square, and The Honors of Scotland.

After the tour, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore the castle museums (not accessible during the tour).

  • Entrance ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry into the castle
  • Guided tour in English
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Outside Caffè Nero on the Royal Mile beside the statue of Adam Smith, 192 High Street, EH1 1RF. Look for the green and white umbrellas. This tour does not depart from the castle.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • Bags with a volume larger than 30L are not allowed into Edinburgh Castle and there is no locker space for luggage
    • "Scotland has two seasons, June and winter!" - Billy Connolly. This tour takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the glorious Scottish climate
    • Please note that children aged 15 and under will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 2081 reviews

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    We were blown away with our guide John. Hats off to him, a gentleman, fun, friendly and full of knowledge. It was a pleasure to spend time with him, John made our experience to Edinburgh Castle. I would strongly recommend this service and hope the other guides are as helpful, educated and dedicated to delivering such a great experience. Regards

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    February 4, 2023

    We travelled to Scotland knowing very little about its history, but Ben (our tour guide) absolutely changed that in a very amicable and hilarious way. The castle was amazing, and we had an awesome time learning and walking through each building while listening to Ben transported us back in time (luckily without the sieges, wars, and beheadings). HIGHLY recommend Little Fish Tours.

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    February 2, 2023

    Our tour started on high street and on the way we got interesting inputs even before entering the castle grounds. Euans (I hope that’s correct)- our guide - gave us a diverting tour and his enthusiatic approach to history was fun. Time flew by very quickly. Thank you :)! The Swiss Group

    January 29, 2023

    Product ID: 156135