Explore Edinburgh Castle’s highlights below and discover its rich history. You can also interact with our timeline or browse our gallery of photos and videos.

  • Fight for the Castle

    Fight for the Castle

    An immersive exhibition telling the dramatic story of Edinburgh Castle during the Wars of Independence.

  • The Great Hall

    Built to dazzle – its walls echoed to the sound of royal celebrations and ceremonies.

  • The Royal Palace

    The luxurious palace witnessed many dramatic moments in the lives of Scotland’s royalty.

  • The Stone Of Destiny

    The Stone Of Destiny

    For centuries the kings of Scotland were enthroned upon this enigmatic stone

  • Crown Jewels

    Crown Jewels

    Crown, sceptre, sword of state – the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles.

  • St Margaret's Chapel

    St Margaret's Chapel

    Edinburgh’s oldest building – a royal place of peace and prayer.

  • Mons Meg

    Mons Meg

    Mons Meg was among the greatest guns in medieval Europe.

  • One o'clock Gun

    Witness the firing of the One o’clock Gun, a much-loved Edinburgh tradition.

  • Half Moon Battery

    Half Moon Battery

    The great curved wall of the Half Moon Battery is a dominant feature of the city skyline.

  • National War Museum

    National War Museum

    Discover 400 years of Scotland at war through personal accounts, military artefacts and treasured collections.

  • Prisons Of War

    Below the Great Hall lie cavernous stone vaults which once held prisoners of war from across the world.

  • Scottish National War Memorial

    Scottish National War Memorial

    Solemn and beautiful, the Scottish National War Memorial honours those who gave their lives for our nation.

  • Regimental Museums

    Regimental Museums

    From king versus Covenanter to Napoleon and Waterloo.