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Edinburgh’s Castles and Palace Tour

Edinburgh’s Castles and Palace Tour

Edinburgh’s castles and palace bear witness to the city’s turbulent history.

Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of Scotland’s capital. Since the 12th century, the castle has played centre stage to much of the city’s turbulent military and royal history. 

Just a mile away at the bottom of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The palace was residence dozens of Scottish and British monarchs; today it is still the official residence in Scotland for the British monarch.

The ruins of Craigmillar Castle are three miles from the city the centre. The castle dates from the late 14th century and paid host to Mary, Queen of Scots in 1566. Fans of Outlander will recognise the castle as Ardsmuir Prison during Season 3. 

This is a walking tour; therefore, comfortable footwear and suitable outdoor clothing is recommended. Don’t forget your camera!


The cost of this full-day private guided sightseeing tour for up to six adults or children is £275.00.

Includes all planning and tour guide costs as well as a minibus transfer from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Craigmillar Castle. 

Please note that your meals, refreshments and any entrance costs are not included.

This itinerary can be adjusted to meet your individual requirements, please contact me for further details.

Contact me for details for larger groups.

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