Following the Scottish Government's announcement, the castle is set to reopen on Friday 30 April. Tickets on sale now.

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Following the Scottish Government's announcement, the castle is set to reopen on Friday 30 April. Tickets on sale now.

Find out more about our sites reopening
Aerial view of Edinburgh Castle on an early sunny morning

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

  • You must book your tickets online in advance

    Tickets
  • Open from 9.30am daily, closing at 6pm

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

    Getting here

Tickets to visit the castle are now on sale!

We look forward to welcoming back visitors on Friday 30 April. Find out more about ticket information, what to expect and our FAQs

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