This tour includes a little of The Royal Mile and a lot of The Castle. Set aside time after your tour to explore. The price advertised does not include the entrance price to the castle, this is because some people book their own tickets in advance. You can purchase castle tickets directly from us at the start of the tour at a discounted rate for your convenience. We meet on the Royal Mile and start by giving a little background history to Edinburgh and the Castle to help put everything into context. Moving up to the castle esplanade where you will learn about the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and two of the most famous figures from Scottish history; Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Entering the Castle we stop by the Argyle Battery where you will learn about the 1 o'clock gun. Moving on we head down to the Hospital Square where we get impressive views from the Western Panorama before heading up towards the castle barracks and prisoner of war camp, all these areas have enthralling stories that only a guide can bring to life. We then climb to the top of Castle Rock entering the medieval section of Edinburgh Castle. Here we see the oldest building in Edinburgh, St Margaret’s Chapel and Mons Meg, a monstrous canon! The tour finishes in the Crown Square which is the heart of Edinburgh Castle and I will tell you all about the daring attacks against this iconic fortification.
Luca And Ben
In 2013 Edinburgh Castle opened it's gates to tour guides for the first time and Luca and I have been guiding groups from all around the world through Scotland's most important fortification ever since. In this time we have developed a fantastic working relationship with Edinburgh Castle. Scotland has a deep and rich story telling culture and by combining our shared passion for story telling and by drawing on many years of guiding experience I believe we can help bring the three thousand years worth of castle history to life for you and help enrich your time spent at Edinburgh Castle. It's worth noting that no tour guide is not allowed to take you into any of the museums at the castle so when the tour ends we very much recommend you give yourself at least one extra hour to explore the various museums at your own leisure.
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Edinburgh Castle is the most important fortification in Scotland. It has been the site of many battle and besieges, the home of Kings and Queens and now it is the backdrop to our tour. You could walk around the castle by yourself and dip in and out of the museums but with over three thousand years worth of history centring round this historic fortress we have worked really hard to bring the complex history to life through story telling.
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Daha fazla ipucu
Tour departs prompt, please arrive 15 minutes prior. Tour price does not include castle entrance, additional charge at start of tour. £17 (adult), £13.60 (60+), £10.20 (5-15), under 5 free.
Skip the line tour of Edinburgh Castle