In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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Exterior of Edinburgh Castle taken from bottom of an empty esplanade

Edinburgh Castle

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.

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

Coronavirus update

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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