Tickets for The Royal Edinburgh

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

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  • 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 fast-track 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 fast-track 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, fast-track 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!

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
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
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the venue
  • Tours: Show your smartphone ticket at the Waverley Bridge departure point
  • The palace is closed from 14-25 May, 24 June - 5 July, and 25-26 December. In those cases, except 25-26 December, your ticket entitles you to enter the Queen's Gallery instead
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill, EH1 2NG, Edinburgh
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info


  • Departure from Waverley Bridge
  • April, May & October: 09:00 – 18:00
  • June - September: 09:00 – 19:00
  • November – March: 09:00 – 17:00

Getting There:

  • Any bus or train to Waverley Station
Insider tip

If you're early enough, there's a great view of the firing of the One O’Clock Gun from the tower of Edinburgh Castle that overlooks the battery of Mount Mills. Watch (and hear) a tradition that goes all the way back to 1861.

Senior Copywriter
Jun 17, 2019
Excellent means to secure an overview of Edinburgh; as well as, prioritize and secure visits to some of the most popular locations...And, all at a most reasonable cost.
Jun 11, 2019
Very helpful and friendly staff, very frequent and easy to use bus service covering all the major attractions.
May 23, 2019
Great product. Easily purchased and collected. Well worth the money.
May 18, 2019
I loved this Hop On Hop Off experience. It was a good way to Orient myself to marvelous Edinburgh. The guides were all interesting .
Feb 15, 2019
Definitely worth the money especially during peak times.
Feb 5, 2019
Good deal easy to get around. Good option to see most all of the main sights and attractions
Nov 15, 2018
Value for money!
Oct 22, 2018
Great service!
Oct 15, 2018
Great way to get around the city and the skip the line tickets are a must.
Sep 22, 2018
Fantastic with the value of 3 places to visit and 3 bus tours around Edinburgh town to take. The Edinburgh castle can be busy and lots to see so time taken away here such as almost a full day to see all the things inside.

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