General view of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Defender of the Nation

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland's dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.

Plan your visit

  • Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

  • Open from 9.30am daily

    Opening times
  • The castle is in Edinburgh City Centre, reachable by bus, tram and train.

    Getting here

We are open

Tickets often sell out in advance. Book your tickets online in advance for best price and to guarantee entry.

Things to see and do at the castle

There are many ways to experience Edinburgh Castle. Go straight to an exciting part, follow an itinerary, or allow an audio guide to show you around.

See and do

The background of the castle

Discover some highlights of a visit to Edinburgh Castle, from the Royal Palace and Honours of Scotland to Mons Meg and the Scottish National War Memorial.

The castle
General view of the Queen Anne Room set up for a corporate dinner

Hire a venue at the castle

Edinburgh Castle is a fitting backdrop to unforgettable corporate events and private dining experiences, the setting of exquisite weddings and civil ceremonies or the finest hospitality before the world-famous Military Tattoo.

Venue hire