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Edinburgh Castle

Type: Great Views, Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Edinburgh Castle was a royal residence until the late 16th century and Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI there (he went on to be James I of Britain). The 12th-century, Norman-style St....  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Apr - Oct  Daily 9:30am-6pm
  • Nov - Mar  Daily 9:30am-6pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult £12; Senior £9.50; Child £6

  • Best Attractions & Activities, Historic Sites: "Make sure you are there to see the traditional One o'clock Gun being fired at 1PM every day except Sunday. If you want room to explore and capture some great photos then get there early because it can get very busy indeed."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Edinburgh Castle is a great place to explore and learn about Scottish history, and also offers some incredible views of the capital.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Edinburgh Castle is the city's top attraction, and a must for history buffs

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