Jen’s extensive knowledge of history, passion for her subject and her quirky sense of humour made her the perfect guide for our tour of Edinburgh castle
from £20 per person
Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortresses in Europe, overlooking the capital of Scotland from the top of castle rock. It is an impregnable fortress that has been used for centuries. Today it has become the most visited tourist attraction in the country, and a source of national pride.
The tour begins on the Royal Mile, the most iconic street in the city and will go up to the castle esplanade, where the guide will give an introduction to the tour before entering through the main gates.
Once inside Edinburgh Castle, the guide will take you through the different parts of the fortress and tell you its fascinating history, including Scotland’s kings and queens. Inside the complex you will find three museums, two prisons, a canine cemetery, the Chapel of Saint Margaret which is the oldest building in the city, the National Monument to the fallen of Scotland, the Great Hall and the Royal Palace.
Each building contains its own history and secrets, such as the Honors of Scotland: the Royal Crown, the scepter and the sword, which are the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles. In addition, inside the Royal Palace you will see the Stone of Destiny, a symbol of the State, since it is the coronation stone of the Scottish Monarchs.
Don't miss this unique tour of the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.
Exploration with a Guide
Edinburgh Castle stands as a fortified citadel comprised of over 20 structures. The guided tour unfolds within the citadel, with our guides leading you through the intricate network of buildings, providing a captivating journey through history. While our guides won't physically take you inside the buildings due to their size, they will offer detailed explanations covering everything you need to know about the structures and their historical significance. Equipped with this comprehensive knowledge, your entry ticket, upon completing the tour, grants you the freedom to explore the castle grounds and visit any buildings or monuments that captured your interest at your own pace.
Ticket to Edinburgh Castle
If you opt for the 'Tour without Tickets' during the booking process, please ensure that you've independently purchased your entry ticket before the scheduled event. This choice is exclusively designed for individuals who have previously acquired a castle ticket or the Explorer Pass, allowing them to maximize their Edinburgh Castle experience by joining one of our knowledgeable guides for an in-depth tour inside the castle. This option is not suitable for those solely interested in exploring the exterior, as the tour will only briefly linger outside the castle walls. Confirm that your ticket is valid for the same time and day as your booked tour with us. To avoid any disappointment, we recommend securing your ticket well in advance, especially during peak seasons.
It is important to note that without the attainment of a castle ticket, we will not be able to grant you permission to join us on one of our tours.
Free Cancellation: 24 hours before the start of the activity.
Access: Backpacks larger than 30L are not allowed. The castle does not have lockers to store luggage.
Important: On this tour you will be guided around Edinburgh castle, with specific stops assigned by the castle authorities. No tour company is authorized to guide inside the buildings. After the tour you will have time to explore all of the buildings inside the castle until its closure.
The approximate duration of the tour is:1h 30min
351 High Street
Will meet at 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLA
If you would like an experience tailored to you, we offer personalized packages with a variety of options. You can choose the duration of the tour, focus on specific aspects of the city’s history, and explore the locations that are of interest to you.