Castle in distance, view from upstairs

Royal Edinburgh Ticket

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 consecutive hours, the Royal Edinburgh Ticket includes fast track admission to these three Edinburgh attractions and three hop-on, hop-off Edinburgh Bus Tours as you explore the city between each attraction. Your Royal Edinburgh Ticket also entitles you to discounts at a variety of attractions and outlets.

Included attractions

Edinburgh Castle

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. Admire spectacular views across the capital. The Castle is also home to St Margaret’s Chapel – the oldest building in Edinburgh, and Mons Meg – one of Europe’s oldest siege guns.

Edinburgh Bus Tours ticket sellers will reserve a time slot.

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Palace of Holyrood House

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore The King’s official residence in Edinburgh, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, including the magnificent State Apartments used by the Royal Family, the Throne Room and the chambers used by Mary, Queen of Scots from between 1561-1567. Make sure to leave time to explore the beautiful palace gardens and the 12th century Holyrood Abbey.

The Palace of Holyrood House is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week and no alternative is available. It is open 7 days from July to September. In addition, the Palace is closed 29 March, 16 to 25 May, 27 June to 5 July, 25 and 26 December 2024.

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Exterior photo of The Royal Yacht Britannia,© Marc Millar

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and discover Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating palace. With a variety of awards and accolades to its name, The Royal Yacht Britannia offers a fascinating insight into how the Royal Family and its 220 crew lived on board.

The Royal Yacht Britannia is open 7 days a week*

*It is closed 11 to 23 March and 25 to 28 June 2024 inclusive (no alternative  will be offered).

Edinburgh Bus tour passing Palace of Holyrood House

Majestic Tour

The Majestic Tour includes the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Burns Monument, ,© Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh Tour

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


Edinburgh City Sightseeing

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

Discounts with your ticket

The Chocolatarium
Flavour of Whisky Tour at Johnnie Walker Princes Street
The National Mining Museum, Midlothian.

As well as entry into the Royal attractions and bus tours listed above, all Edinburgh Bus Tours tickets entitle you to discounts at the following attractions and outlets.

Camera Obscura – 10% off at gift shop (excludes promotions and sale items). 

Chocolatarium – Book online and enter CHOCOBUS for 10% off Tour Tickets

The Georgian House – £2 off an Adult ticket.

Gladstone’s Land – £1.50 off an Adult Ticket.

Gladstone’s Land Ice-Cream Parlour – 10% off all purchases (excludes retail).

Hard Rock Cafe – Complimentary hot fudge sundae with the purchase of an Adult entree.

Holyrood Distillery – £2 off tours – use promo code EBT23 online

Johnnie Walker Princes Street – 10% off Journey of Flavour Tour (must present EBT ticket on arrival), use promo code JWEBT10 online

Palace of Holyroodhouse – Show your EBT ticket at the Palace Café till and receive a free shortbread when you purchase a hot drink.

Parliament Cafe at the Scottish Parliament – 10% discount.

The Real Mary King’s Close – £1 off adult general admission ticket before 1pm.

Red Bus Bistro Afternoon Tea Tour – Save 20%, use promo code RedBus90 online.

The Royal Yacht Britannia – 10% off admission price.

The Scotch Whisky Experience – 10% off tours all day and 10% off coffee and cake in Amber restaurant before 4pm (excludes family tickets).

Walking Tours in Scotland: Edinburgh and South Queensferry – Save 10% use code SQ10 online.

National Mining Museum – £1 off an adult ticket.

See Edinburgh Bus Tours’ website for further details and a full list of available discounts.