Edinburgh: Private Guided Tour of the Edinburgh Castle

Central Scotland, Scotland
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About this experience

Journey through the magical Edinburgh Castle with an interactive private tour, led by an expert guide. Learn about the history of this fortress, and discover the symbol of Scottish power. Observe this surroundings, with a panoramic view of the grounds, and find out all about those who used to live there.
Meet your private expert guide and visit Edinburgh Castle in an interactive way, which was used for a long time for military purposes. Explore this sumptuous fortress, located in the heart of the Old Town and learn about what it is a symbol of Scottish power.
Witness to the painful history that played out between Scotland and England, and how in the 11th century became, it represented the rivalry between these two nations. It then housed some famous members of the Scottish Stuart dynasty, including Mary Stuart who gave birth there to the future James I of England.
During the visit, learn many details about Scottish history and observe the impacts left by the sieges, battles, and attempted reconquests that damaged the castle.
The guided tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours (after which you can continue to explore Edinburgh Castle at your own pace and in more detail if you wish).

  • Duration

    2 hour

  • Type of tour


  • Destination

    Edinburgh & The Lothians

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  • Type of experience


  • Best time to visit

    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Summer
  • Nearby stations

    • Edinburgh Waverley

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