Edinburgh

The Castle

  Castlehill      +44 131 225 9846     more than a year ago
The Castle tops the list of must-see places in Edinburgh and even though the admission price is a bit steep, you will not regret it. In its 900+ years it has served as a royal residence, arsenal & gun foundry, state prison, treasury for the crown jewels and military barracks and all of this can be seen within the castle grounds. It is recommended that you allow a minimum of 2 hours, ideally more to visit the main attractions which include the Great Hall (armoury), the Royal Palace (birthplace of King James VI), the Stone of Destiny (returned to Scotland as recently as 1996) the Crown Jewels and plenty more. If you are at the castle for one o'clock you can witness the firing of the gun every day except Sunday.

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Last admission one hour before closing. Buy your tickets online for guaranteed entry.

Price/Additional Info

Adult ticket £17, OAP £13.50, Child £10.20 Advance online

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