Edinburgh Castle Tour: Fast-Track Guided Tour in English

1 hour 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Our Castle Tour enables you to skip the line into Scotland's most iconic fortification.  The 1h30 long tour will cover the 3000 year history of Edinburgh Castle and the significant role it has played in shaping Scotland.

Tour leaves from our start point at 192 High Street, by the statue of Adam Smith.


  • Local guide
  • Entry Fees
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

You will be guided through the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. It is worth to note that we can not take you inside any of the Caste Buildings (no tour operator can) but we will give you the rich history of the Castle, it's place in Scottish history and many of it's more unusual tales so that after the tour you will be able to explore the Castle with a much deeper understanding than a casual visitor.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Although much of the tour is done inside the castle complex, this will not be under cover.
  • Bags over 30L in volume are not permitted inside the castle and the castle does not provide a locker system for the storage of luggage.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Tour DOES NOT MEET AT THE CASTLE, the tour begins from our start point at 192 High Street, by the statue of Adam Smith
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please Note - Children, aged 15 and under, will not be able to join the tour unless accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Edinburgh Castle is built on top of the core of an old volcano, the ground is often uneven and at times steep. Be prepared to be on your feet for the full duration of the tour. People with mobility issues may not get the most from this tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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 time of the experience.
September 2023

Our guide, Julie, was very knowledgeable and seemed to truly enjoy what she was doing. She gave us the inside details of the castle and Scottish history in general. Excellent!

September 2023

Great tour! Ben was fantastic! Very enthusiastic and entertaining- made recommendations once the tour ended on what you would want to see etc. all perfect!

May 2022

It was a very informative tour; we learned a lot about the castle and Edinburgh history. Fiona was wonderful, her delivery of the information was entertaining and fun!

May 2022

Our guide was amazing. The way he shared his knowledge. Answered questions. I would totally book with them and you should too.

May 2022

Steph was marvellous - so entertaining and a little bit scary at times with wonderful facial expressions! A really good, fun and interesting experience. Would definitely use Little Fish again.

May 2022

Tour guide was excellent. Wish I had had him as a history teacher in school may have passed my exams🤣. He made it very interesting.

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