Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Coach Hire to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland


Coach Hire to Edinburgh Castle

Looking for Ideas for your Day Trip, Day Tour? Why not visit Edinburgh Castle?
Coach hire edinburgh, coach tour edinburgh scotland (44)A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and home of the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries and is part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
The powerful stronghold has withstood many sieges and it’s sumptuous apartments were a favoured residence of Scottish Kings and Queens. Today countless treasures are protected by the castle walls. Marvel at the nation’s
crown jewel’s, smell the gunpowder after the One o’clock Gun fires, hear the castle’s great story on a guided tour and taste Scottish produce in the cafes – all in this magnificent fortress.
“Amazing! Too much to see and take in, even in a whole weekend. I love the castle.”
Didier Jardell, France
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland. It’s a lot of fun and I can’t wait to come
back.” Rachel, Australia
Top Ten Highlights
Coach hire edinburgh, coach tour edinburgh scotland (10)1. The Crown Room – Where the nation’s treasures are kept including the
Stone of Destiny.
2. The Great Hall – Holds a fabulous display of arms and armour as well as
the ‘key’ to the castle
3. Royal Palace – Where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI
4. St Margaret’s Chapel – The oldest building in the capital, built to
commemorate the mother of David I
5. The Prisons of War – An atmospheric recreation of the life of prisoners at
the end of the 18th century
6. Mons Meg – One of Europe’s oldest siege guns that fired stones weighing
150kg (330lbs) over 3.2km (2 miles)
7. The One o’Clock Gun – The famous time signal, has been fired almost daily
since 1861 except Sundays and Good Friday
8. The Scottish National War Memorial – A shirine to those who gave their
lives in conflicts from World War 1 onwards
9. The National War Museum of Scotland – There are also two individual
regimental museums.
10. Panoramic views – Views from across the capital, over the Firth of Forth
and into Fife, can be enjoyed from the castle’s walls.


Getting There
www.a1coaches.com for All your travel requirements 4 - 53 Seater Vehicles available
• In Edinburgh at the top of the Royal Mile, 15min walk from Waverly
Station and Princes Street
• Postcode EH1 2NG
• Telephone 0131 225 9846
• Open all year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 1st April – 30th
September 9.30am – 6pm, 1st October – 31st March 9.30am – 5pm, last ticket sold 1
hour before closing.
• In case of adverse weather conditions Edinburgh Castle may have to close
at short notice.
On your visit
• A guided tour is included in your ticket
• Hire an audio tour in one of eight languages
• Ask about our children’s quiz
• Visitors who find the castle’s steep inclines or steps difficult can take
advantage of our courtesy vehicle
• The castle’s three gift shops sell a wide range of high quality gifts, books
and souvenirs including exclusive Edinburgh Castle ranges
• Visitors can eat in one of the two stylish cafés. Choose from hot carvery,
light meals, sandwiches and drinks or Scottish cuisine and afternoon tea
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk
Call our office on 01592 713443 to enquire about transport in Fife, Edinburgh or Dundee. 
Visit our office - 577 Wellesley Road, Methil, Fife, Scotland

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