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Step back in time to explore the delights of Edinburgh Castle, a medieval fortress built upon the site of an extinct volcano, and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Scotland. This iconic castle has played an important role in Scottish military history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walk through the castle that housed royalty for years, and discover the stories of the battles and sieges that took place here, from the 14th-century Wars of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Uprising of 1745.

Perched high atop Castle Rock, towering over the Old Town, this castle has kept royal watch over the city since the 12th century or even earlier. Edinburgh Castle houses the Honors of Scotland—the country's Crown Jewels—as well as the Stone of Destiny, which was used in coronation ceremonies for centuries. You can see the famous 15th-century cannon Mons Meg and the One o'Clock Gun—which fires every day at 1 PM—and tour the National War Museum of Scotland.

Step into St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh. This beautifully decorated and tranquil place of worship was constructed in the 12th century. As you stroll by the Scottish National War Memorial, though the Castle Vaults, and across the Great Hall, imagine the notable battles that Edinburgh Castle has witnessed, and soak up the sense of history—it's palpable in this massive, brooding fortress.

Step back in time to explore the delights of Edinburgh Castle, a medieval fortress built upon the site of an extinct volcano, and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Scotland. This iconic castle has played an important role in Scottish military history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walk through the castle that housed royalty for years, and discover the stories of the battles and sieges that took place here, from the 14th-century Wars of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Uprising of 1745.

Perched high atop Castle Rock, towering over the Old Town, this castle has kept royal watch over the city since the 12th century or even earlier. Edinburgh Castle houses the Honors of Scotland—the country's Crown Jewels—as well as the Stone of Destiny, which was used in coronation ceremonies for centuries. You can see the famous 15th-century cannon Mons Meg and the One o'Clock Gun—which fires every day at 1 PM—and tour the National War Museum of Scotland.

Step into St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh. This beautifully decorated and tranquil place of worship was constructed in the 12th century. As you stroll by the Scottish National War Memorial, though the Castle Vaults, and across the Great Hall, imagine the notable battles that Edinburgh Castle has witnessed, and soak up the sense of history—it's palpable in this massive, brooding fortress.

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Edinburgh Castle Tickets with Fast-Track Admission

Activity/Location

Edinburgh Castle

Castle Hill

Edinburgh EH1 2NG

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Castle Hill

    Edinburgh EH1 2NG


Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Edinburgh from the castle's craggy summit

  • Chance to see the traditional firing of the One o’Clock Gun

  • Skip-the-line entry to the storied, 12th-century fortress

  • Beautiful St. Margaret's Chapel—Edinburgh's oldest building

  • Scottish Crown Jewels in the 15th-century Royal Palace


Inclusions

  • Self-guided tour of Edinburgh Castle

  • Skip-the-line admission and entrance fees


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG, United Kingdom