We’ll be reopening our doors on Saturday 1 August and can’t wait to welcome you back!

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We’ll be reopening our doors on Saturday 1 August and can’t wait to welcome you back!

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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.

About the castle

  • This ancient strongholds origins reach back into prehistory

    History
  • Discover the characters which make up Edinburgh Castle's history

    The Characters
  • Follow our blog and keep up-to-date with all things Edinburgh Castle

    Blog

Our Reopening Plans

We’ll be open from Saturday 1 August! Sign up for Historic Scotland’s newsletter and be the first to hear when you can book your ticket online.

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