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Edinburgh City Pass and Royal Edinburgh Ticket

Two great ways to see the city for less

Enjoy everything that Scotland's capital has to offer with Edinburgh City Pass and The Edinburgh Royal Ticket. Two different passes which both offer very different Edinburgh experiences. Enjoy the city's Royal spendour with The Royal Edinburgh Ticket, or uncover the insider's side to Edinburgh with the Edinburgh City Pass. Which will you choose?

Edinburgh City Pass

- Access to 22 Attractions including The Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth, Vault Tours and Rabbie’s City Bus Tour
- Free airport transfer and guidebook
- Valid for 1, 2, or 3 days
- Prices from £45 per adult


The Royal Edinburgh Ticket

- The only ticket to provide access to Edinburgh Castle, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Yacht Britannia and three Edinburgh bus tours
- Valid for 48 hrs
Save 25% compared to buying each full price admission individually
- Price: £57 per adult


Edinburgh City Pass

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Sightseeing just got a lot more interesting with the Edinburgh City Pass. Experience amazing local sights with a difference. Go ghoulish and ghastly or historic and hilarious or all four at once. Dig deep into Edinburgh's not-so-well-known past.

Get up close and personal with characters you'll never forget (no matter how hard you try), like bodysnatcher bad boys Burke & Hare. Visit Victorian vaults. Roam out onto the River Forth. Defy the curses of wild witch Annie Finnie.

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Get the ultimate inside info from local tour guides - it's Edinburgh, but not as anyone else knows it.

Valid for one, two, or three days your pass includes your airport transfer with Edinburgh Trams, free entry to 22 handpicked attractions plus intimate, memorable local tours, many with local guides who can spin the best stories this side of Robert Louis Stevenson.

- One day pass: £45 per adult / £20 per child
- Two day pass: £55 per adult / £26 per child
- Three day pass: £65 per adult / £30 per child

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You also receive your Inside Edinburgh Guide with map, local tips galore and offers to make sure you get the very most from your trip.

The Inside Edinburgh City Pass is a winner for all ages, a great way to save money and time, and your portal to a city you never knew existed.

What attractions are included in the Edinburgh City Pass?

The Edinburgh Dungeon: The ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh’s darkest history!

Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Bus Tour: Discover remarkable stories on a unique 16-seat convertible mini-coach.

Dynamic Earth: Dynamic Earth is a five star visitor attraction in Edinburgh that tells the story about our planet and how it came to form.

Edinburgh Trams: Glide from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre on board Edinburgh Trams with an Adult Open Return Ticket.

Forth Boat Tours: Take in the spectacular views of the Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline.

Holyrood Distillery: City-centre distillery is located right in the heart of Edinburgh’s distilling history. 

Edinburgh Zoo: Home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, including the UK’s only giant pandas and Queensland koalas.

Harry Potter Tour: Great for muggles of all ages and a brilliant way to explore more of Edinburgh

The Georgian House: The house has been restored to show a typical Edinburgh New Town house.

John Knox House: John Knox House dates back to 1470, which makes it one of the only original medieval buildings surviving on the Royal Mile.

Auld Reekie Walking Tours: Daytime vault tours, once the haunt of criminals, body snatchers and witches alike!

Scott Monument Museum: The Scott Monument, among the largest monuments to a writer anywhere in the world.

Gladstone’s Land: Explore one of the oldest buildings on the Royal Mile and discover the lifestyles of the rich and the (in)famous 

Glenkinchie Distillery: Visit this picturesque distillery and experience a real taste of Scotland.

Newhailes House: Newhailes brings three centuries of history to life. Originally built in the 17th century, this Palladian house was owned by the influential Dalrymple family.

Gravity Trampoline Park: Jump, bounce and hop as you fly through the air at GRAVITY Trampoline Park 

National Mining Museum Scotland: A visit to the award-winning National Mining Museum Scotland is an absolute must.

Butterfly and Insect World: Visit the world’s longest running butterfly house.

Nelson Monument: Situated at the top of Calton Hill, climb 127 steps to the top where you will enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of Scotland’s capital. 

Hopetoun House and Gardens: Hopetoun House is often referred to as Scotland’s Finest Stately Home. 

Stewart Brewing: Go ‘behind the scenes’ in an independent, family-owned brewery every Saturday. 

Gilmerton Cove: Delve deep into the past of one of Edinburgh’s most intriguing and enigmatic sites and discover Edinburgh’s best kept secret.

Scottish Seabird Centre: Visit the incredible five star Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, just 30 minutes from Edinburgh.

Click the button below to buy your Edinburgh City Pass today, or for more information please call 0131 237 9685

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The Royal Edinburgh Ticket

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Want to explore the unique Royal splendours of Scotland's capital, including Edinburgh Castle, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia? Then The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is for you. 

Valid for 48 hours, The Royal Edinburgh Ticket includes fast track admission to three majestic attractions in Scotland’s capital and three Hop-on, Hop-off Edinburgh Bus Tours as you explore the city between each attraction with panoramic views from the top deck. 

Need help with the Edinburgh Royal Ticket? Please call 0131 475 0618

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What attractions are included in the Royal Edinburgh Ticket? 

The Royal Edinburgh ticket includes entry to three Royal attactions and three unmissable Edinburgh city bus tours, saving 25% off individual admission. 

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Royal Attractions

Edinburgh Castle: Guaranteed entry to Edinburgh Castle is included in your Royal Edinburgh Ticket. See the firing of the One o'Clock Gun, the famous time signal that has been firing since 1861. Visit the new permanent exhibition 'Fight for the Castle', and admire spectacular views across the capital. The Castle is also home to St Margaret's Chapel - the oldest buildig in Edinburgh, and Mons Meg - one of Europe's oldest siege guns.

Palace of Holyroodhouse: Explore Her Majesty the Queen's official residence in Scotland, including the magnificent State Apartments used by the Royal Family, the historic chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots, and exhibitions at The Queen's Gallery. 'A Royal Wedding: The Duke & Duchess of Sussex' exhibition is also included in your visit to the Palace from 14 June - 6 October 2019.

The Royal Yacht Britannia:  Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and discover The Queen's former floating palace. Consistently voted Scotland's best attraction for 12 years on TripAdvisor, The Royal Yacht Britannia offers a fascinating insight into how the Royal Family and 220 crew lived on board. 

City Bus Tours

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Majestic Tour: The Majestic Tour heads north of Edinburgh's city centre towards the port of Leith with highlights including the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh Tour: Explore Edinburgh's city centre taking in the spectacular buildings including Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament and the architecture of our Georgian New Town with a live tour guide.

Edinburgh City Sightseeing: See all the main attractions with CitySightseeing Edinburgh There's a multi-language commentary and a special Horrible Histories commentary for your children, narrated by Terry Deary himself! 


As well as entry into the Royal attractions and bus tours listed above, your Royal Edinburgh Ticket entitles you to discounts at the following attractions and outlets:

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The Edinburgh Dungeon: £5 off entrance (excludes 26-31 October)
Parliament Café at the Scottish Parliament: 10% discount
The Real Mary King's Close: £1 off adult ticket before 1pm
James Pringle, Leith Mills: 10% off clothing including cashmere
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 2 for 1 entry into the The Glasshouses
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World: £1.50 off an adult ticket
National Mining Museum Scotland: £1 off an adult ticket
Palace of Holyroodhouse: Show your ticket at the Palace Café till to receive a free crown shortbread when you purchase any hot drink

How much does the Royal Edinburgh Ticket cost?

All Royal Edinburgh Tickets are valid for 48 hours. 

- Adult: £57
- Senior (60+): £50
- Child (5-15): £31
- Child under 5: Free

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