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Skip the line tour of Edinburgh Castle

history walk

Skip the line tour of Edinburgh Castle

945 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Skip the line tour of Edinburgh Castle

history walk

Skip the line tour of Edinburgh Castle

945 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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.

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Learn more about Luca And Ben

Luca And Ben

Luca founded Little Fish Tours back in 2016 and we have been guiding groups from all around the world through Scotland's most iconic castle 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 guiding is not permitted within the museums at the castle. When the tour ends we very much recommend you give yourself at least an extra hour to explore the various museums at your own leisure.

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Where you'll be

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.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. On this experience we weave a mixture of history and story telling and a comfortable level of the English language is advised. AirBnB does not currently…

What to bring

The cost of this tour only covers the guide, it does not include the cost of the ticket for Edinburgh Castle. At the start of the tour an additional payment for the cost of the castle entrance will be necessary. This can be payed by cash or card.

More tips

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. (Price will go up by approximately 50p from the 1st of April.)

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Luca And Ben
Skip the line tour of Edinburgh Castle
945 reviews
From £14/person
945 reviews
From £14/person