We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 9846
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$22.25*
and up
Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
More Info
US$37.60*
and up
Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
More Info
US$68.05*
and up
Royal Edinburgh Ticket Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Edinburgh Castle...
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crown jewels” (2,009 reviews)
“o'clock gun” (993 reviews)
“war memorial” (520 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Edinburgh EH12NG, Scotland
Old Town
CONTACT
Website
+44 131 225 9846
Write a Review
Reviews (31,763)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 31,763 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend - breathtaking views of Edinburgh, steeped in history. Built on volcanic rock, a guided tour is informative and highly recommended.

Thank sherimc84
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like castles and history, you will love Edinburgh castle. We used the audio tour which was very informative. Even with a light drizzle/rain it was an attraction I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Dana J
Reviewed yesterday

well worth the fee. so much history but need more than one visit to see everything.also fantastic view over Edinburgh

Thank 5859johnson
Reviewed yesterday

An interesting historical castle, with amazing architecture and fantastic views of the city landscape.

Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed yesterday

Always a good day out and amazing views of the whole city! This is a must see when in Edinburgh.....

Thank Shelby H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit if in Edinburgh. Quickly followed the self tour points. But the views from the castle were amazing

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Preserved castle, panoramic views of the city, prison, small museums all inside. Guided tour which we did not take since started 45 minutes after we arrived. Be sure to be in the entrance area for 1pm cannon shot daily. Didn't see it but sure heard...More

Thank Kapp555
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time wandering around the castle. Staff are more than willing to help get you to the top in a service car, if, like me, you are disabled. Loved the history.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was worth visiting and great experience to visit the castle and experience local culture. Highly recommend

Thank Gautam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful castle and you can see the scottish crown jewels. Buy your tickets online to avoid the lines in the morning. see the crown jewels first

Thank drrob2
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Castle Terrace Restaurant
2,153 reviews
.25 km away
Mary's Milk Bar
754 reviews
.23 km away
Petit Paris
1,269 reviews
.26 km away
Le Cafe Bleu
466 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
4,994 reviews
.18 km away
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
9,419 reviews
.25 km away
The Scotch Whisky Experience
4,042 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Valeryand
We are taking 12 day British Isles cruse with Caribbean Princess. Can anyone remember the ports, where there were Ship's shuttles provided to the center of the cities? However strange it may seems, I called Princess and they said NO, but in our prior experience there were many ports where they did have shuttles, some were free, some at cost, depending on the distances.
25 May 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from GomezandMorticia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No idea.Never been on a cruise. Try asking Donald Trump?
-1
Votes
chanelleg5x
This is a long shot.. looking to get in touch with anyone who visited Edinburgh Castle on the 23rd September 2016 who took pictures and attended the 1 o'clock gun. My fiancé proposed to me and we were wandering if someone managed to get a picture of our proposal?!
22 May 2017|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Submit
Valeryand
What is the entrance fee to Edinburgh castle?
21 May 2017|
Answer Show all 11 answers
Response from Pope935 | Reviewed this property |
I think adult fee is about £16 but if you are intending to visit other historical places on your visit it might be worth looking at maybe an explorer pass for £32 and that allows you to visit dozens of tourist attractions... More
2
Votes