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Royal Edinburgh Ticket

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Only have 48 hours in Edinburgh? Then the Edinburgh Royal Ticket is just for you! With fast-track entrance to three royal attractions, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, you’ll spend less time waiting in line and have more time to discover the wonders of Scotland's capital city. Plus, you’ll get unlimited access to three Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tours, so you can hop on and off at the three royal attractions, plus any others that take your fancy.

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3 Routes
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10 Languages
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27 Stops
Mobile or PaperVoucher accepted
Cancellation Policy
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3 Routes
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27 Stops
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10 Languages
Mobile or PaperVoucher accepted
Cancellation Policy
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Highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh by bus, hopping off at the city's royal attractions & other famous landmarks
  • Unlimited access for 48 hours to three Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tours
  • Fast-track entrance to Edinburgh Castle, perched on top of an extinct volcano
  • Fast-track entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh
  • Fast-track entrance to The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Queen's former floating palace

Main Stops

Royal Edinburgh Ticket/Waverley Bridge/
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Waverley Bridge
Red Route
Royal Edinburgh Ticket/Lothian Road/
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Lothian Road
Red Route
Royal Edinburgh Ticket/Grassmarket/
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Grassmarket
Red Route
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Included

Royal Edinburgh Ticket
  • 48hr Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: ticket valid on all three city tours
  • Fast-track entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • Fast-track entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Fast-track entrance to The Royal Yacht Britannia

Description

Discover three of Edinburgh’s royal attractions, as well as exploring the city at your own pace on a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, with the Edinburgh Royal Ticket. Fast-track entrance to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse means you won’t have to spend time waiting in line and you’ll have more time to discover Scotland’s historic and beautiful capital.

Edinburgh Castle is perched on the top of an extinct volcano and offers spectacular views of the city. Highlights of the castle include the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Scottish Crown Jewels and the One o’Clock Gun which has been firing since 1861.

Step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia, used by the Queen as her floating palace for over 40 years. Travelling more than 1 million nautical miles during her years of service and hosting guests such as Frank Sinatra, Nelson Mandela and Sir Winston Churchill, The Royal Yacht Britannia has a fascinating history. Be sure to visit the Sun Lounge, the Queen’s favourite room on board.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. Visit the regal State Apartments, used by the Royal Family and be sure to see the chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Also included in the Edinburgh Royal Ticket is access to three Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tours. The City Sightseeing Edinburgh route passes through Edinburgh’s historic centre and includes a special Horrible Histories audio commentary for children. The Majestic Tour heads north towards the port of Leith, where the Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed. The Edinburgh Tour route has a live English-speaking guide and takes in the city centre, including Edinburgh’s famous New Town. Valid for 48 hours and with the freedom to hop off and on at any of the stops and switch between the various bus routes, it makes it easy for you to travel between the three royal attractions included in this ticket, as well as discover the other famous landmarks in the city of Edinburgh.

Before you Go

The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is valid for 48 consecutive hours on board all of our city bus tours. The entrance tickets to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Royal Yacht Britannia will be accepted outwith this validity, if required.

Edinburgh Castle
  • Opening times (*subject to change)
    • 1st April - 30th September: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:00 p.m.)
    • 1st October - 31st March: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
      • 25th & 26th December: closed
      • 1st January: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Please allow at least 2 hours for your visit
  • The castle is usually busiest from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • The One o’Clock Gun is fired every day at 1:00 p.m. except on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day
  • As the castle is a historic building, some parts are not accessible by wheelchair. Please consult the Edinburgh Castle website for complete accessibility details
The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Opening times (*subject to change)
    • 2nd January - 31st March: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last entry)
    • 1st April - 31st October: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last entry)
    • 1st November - 31st December: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last entry)
      • 24th December: last entry at 2:30 p.m.
      • 31st December: last entry at 3:00 p.m.
    • Closed on 25th December & 1st January
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for your visit
  • Free audio guide is available in 30 languages, as well as a children’s tour and British Sign Language tablet
  • Each of the 5 decks are fully wheelchair accessible via a central lift
Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Opening times (*subject to change)
    • 1st April - 31st October: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
      • 24th June - 5th July: closed
    • 1st November - 31st March: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last entry at 3:15 p.m.)
      • 25th & 26th December: closed
  • Please allow 1 hour for your visit
  • As the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a working royal palace, closures can sometimes happen at short notice
  • If the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed for Royal visits, entry to The Queen’s Gallery and a Palace Guidebook are offered in its place; please only buy the ticket during these closures (see dates above) if you are happy with this alternative
  • As the palace is an historic building, some parts (including Mary, Queen of Scots Chambers’) are not accessible by wheelchair. Please consult the Palace of Holyroodhouse website for complete accessibility details

Map, Routes & Stops

Map
Red Route
Schedule: 09:00 - 16:00Loop: 60 MinutesFrequency: 15 Minutes
Waverley Bridge
Lothian Road
Grassmarket
Lauriston Place
Johnston Terrace
Lawnmarket
Chambers Street
John Knox House
Canongate
Holyrood
Our Dynamic Earth
Regent Road
Hanover Street
Market Street
Waverley Bridge
Lothian Road
Grassmarket
Lauriston Place
Johnston Terrace
Lawnmarket
Chambers Street
John Knox House
Canongate
Holyrood
Our Dynamic Earth
Regent Road
Hanover Street
Market Street
Edinburgh Tour
Schedule: 09:10 - 16:50Loop: 75 MinutesFrequency: 12 Minutes
Waverley Bridge
Regent Road
Holyrood
Our Dynamic Earth
Canongate
John Knox House
Chambers Street
Grassmarket
Johnston Terrace
Lawnmarket
The Mound
Charlotte Square
Market Street
Waverley Bridge
Regent Road
Holyrood
Our Dynamic Earth
Canongate
John Knox House
Chambers Street
Grassmarket
Johnston Terrace
Lawnmarket
The Mound
Charlotte Square
Market Street
Majestic Tour
Schedule: 09:05 - 17:05Loop: 75 MinutesFrequency: 15 Minutes
Waverley Bridge
Canonmills
Royal Botanic Garden
Ferry Road
Newhaven Harbour
Cruise Terminal
Ocean Terminal
Great Junction Street
Elm Row
Holyrood
Canongate
John Knox House
Market Street
Waverley Bridge
Canonmills
Royal Botanic Garden
Ferry Road
Newhaven Harbour
Cruise Terminal
Ocean Terminal
Great Junction Street
Elm Row
Holyrood
Canongate
John Knox House
Market Street

Cancellation policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing. Please check dates carefully before purchasing tickets.

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Lothian Buses
55 Annandale Street
EH7 4BF, Edinburgh, United Kingdom