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FULL ACCESS Edinburgh Castle Private Tour: History & Tales

Enter the Edinburgh Castle and go deep into the history of Scotland. Venture back in time with your local host to learn about the formation of Castle Rock, and see how the Scots transformed it into the base of the castle.
From the Romans to the Vikings, see how the lives of these ancient folks intertwined with the Scots’. Discover the different clans in Scotland and witness their conflicts and clashes. Want a memory that lasts a lifetime? Catch the panoramic view from a picture-perfect vantage point in the castle with your favorite local host.
On this private tour, you will find out how generations of kings rose to power and fell from grace. Hear the stories of loyal knights, and be inspired by the deeds of lion-hearted freedom fighters. See and touch history and get to know the famous figures who played a part in making Edinburgh Castle the icon it is today.
The local hosts are wonderful storytellers, each one has a different background ranging from arts to history.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Private Tour
    • Entrance tickets
    What's excluded :
    • Food & drinks
    • Pick-up and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: The Scotch Whisky Experience, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE Scotland

    This is the starting point of the tour. We won't go inside.

    Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

    First Wall Defence: Learn the wisdom of the first wall at the Esplanade and understand Scottish symbology
    Gateway Into Castle: Enter the castle through the historic Portcullis Gate and discover the life of a famous knight
    The Long History: Trace the history of Castle Rock and hear amazing stories of the generations of kings in Scotland
    Panoramic Views: Be amazed by one of the best views in Edinburgh
    Modern History: Check out the statue of an important figure in the British army and learn about his role during and after the war
    Vikings vs Highlanders: Find out which weed the Scots identify with and hear the story behind this symbolism
    One O’Clock Gun: See the last working canon and discover why it is still being fired
    The Only Female Monarch: Discover the rise and fall of Mary, Queen of Scots
    Jewels Of The Castle: Learn how a famous author restored Edinburgh Castle to its glory today

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    The Scotch Whisky Experience, The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P932

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