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The Royal Edinburgh

See Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Britannia and Holyrood Palace with one ticket

Lothian Buses
Registered address: 55 Annandale Street, EH7 4AZ, Edinburgh, GB
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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What's included

Fast-track access to Edinburgh Castle
Fast-track access to Holyrood Palace
Fast-track access to Royal Yacht Britannia
Access to the Edinburgh Tour
Access to the Majestic Tour
Access to the City Sightseeing Tour

Important information

Palace of Holyrood House is currently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (open 7 days from July to September) and also closed from May 18-27, June 29-July 8.

Meeting point

Waterloo Place, EH1 3BG, Edinburgh

  • Three guided hop-on hop-off bus routes through Edinburgh take you from Old Town to New Town, from the Botanical Garden to the Britannia Yacht
  • Get guaranteed access to Holyroodhouse Palace, the favorite residence of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, and the venue for both of Mary Queen of Scots' weddings
  • The Stone of Destiny in Edinburgh Castle (also known as the Stone of Scone or the Coronation Stone) is where kings of Scotland and England have been crowned for over a thousand years

The Royal Edinburgh ticket gets you 48 hours of unlimited travel on the City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour, and the Majestic Tour buses. Additionally, this package includes guaranteed tickets to three must-see locales: Holyrood Palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, and Edinburgh Castle. Go to what interests you, get right in to the busiest attractions, and stay as long as you want.

Get two full days to travel Auld Reekie by bus: so 41 stops on three different lines, all with audio accompaniment. Plus, guaranteed access to three of the finest sites in the city!

Edinburgh Castle is a frequently besieged fortress that towers over the city, and is home to the oldest British crown jewels and the National War Museum. The Baroque Holyrood Palace lies on the other end of Royal Mile and is said to be the favorite residence of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II.

Your bus routes will also take you out to Leith, where you can see another of Scotland's favorite visitor attractions: the luxurious Royal Yacht Britannia. This elegant vessel was the at-sea home of the British Royal family for 44 years.

With 1400 years of history, Edinburgh is home to more sights than one traveler could see - but that's no reason not to try!

Insider tip

  • Show your Tiqets’ voucher at the starting point: Edinburgh Bus Tours stop in St Andrew Square
  • Edinburgh Bus Tour staff will issue an actual Royal Edinburgh Ticket and will reserve an Edinburgh Castle entry slot for you
  • You will visit Holyrood Palace and Royal Britannia when you choose, using the same ticket issued by the Edinburgh Bus Tour staff
  • Holyrood Palace is currently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Entry to Queens’ Gallery is also closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Edinburgh Castle
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 15:15
Friday 09:30 - 15:15
Saturday 09:30 - 15:15
Sunday 09:30 - 15:15
Monday 09:30 - 15:15
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00
Monday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Refunds are not possible for this ticket
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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3 reviews
Jane ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
20 Dec 2023
Easy to use, good value, never been to Edinburgh before and was surprised how many hills and steps there are so the hop on hop off bus was a great choice!
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Luke ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
20 Feb 2024
Great tour package, jumping on and off the bus allowed for us to see more of Edinburgh. Recommend for all
The Royal Edinburgh
Mary,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
17 Feb 2024
Great, easy to validate at St Andrew's Square and book into Edinburgh castle. Good value combined ticket
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