South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Highlights & Castle
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4½ Hours
History and beauty unite in the proud city of Edinburgh.
Travel along the main road to arrive at Princes Street, with its array of fine stores on one side, and the beautiful gardens on the other.
Visit Edinburgh Castle, home of Scottish kings and queens for centuries, perched on its rocky site 445 feet above the city. This castle has witnessed many tense moments in its thousand-year history. Inside, don't miss the 15th-century Old Royal Palace, which houses the Scottish Crown Jewels. See the apartment in which Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to the future King James VI of Scotland, who also became James I of England.
Driving through the Old Town, you will see the historic stretch of road known as the Royal Mile, including Canongate and Lawnmarket with delightful multi-storied houses and quaint side streets. Pass Holyrood House, the official Scottish residence of the Queen, before returning to the pier.
There are three floors and 30 steps within the Royal Palace where the Crown Jewels are displayed. The cobblestone entrance paths are very steep and are difficult to access by wheelchair. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.