Christmas At Edinburgh Castle

This year celebrate the festive season in Edinburgh's most iconic setting. 

Discover the traditions of a Victorian Christmas, from the origins of the Christmas cracker to who sent the first ever Christmas card and hear how Mary Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas. Keep checking the events section for more information.

For that extra special treat why not indulge and enjoy a Christmas Lunch at the castle. Christmas Lunch includes all day access to the castle.


Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.

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Sumptuous sandwiches, sweet treats, freshly brewed hot beverages or even a glass of Prosecco. Afternoon tea at the castle really is the icing on the cake and the perfect Christmas gift for loved ones and friends.

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