A range of visitor facilities is on offer at Edinburgh Castle. Find out what to expect when you get here.


There is no public parking at Edinburgh Castle. Castle Terrace and Johnston Terrace have the nearest on-street parking zones.

Castle Terrace NCP is the nearest car park and offers a discounted rate for castle visitors: £10 for 5 hours. You must validate your parking ticket at the machine opposite the drawbridge during your visit.

Blue Badge holders can request one of the limited number of accessible parking spaces on Castle Esplanade on a first come, first served basis.

Audio guides

Audio guides are available to hire from the ticket office or purchase online when you book your ticket.

You can also pick up a free copy of our orientation map on arrival or download in advance.


Signage will direct you to the public toilets in:

  • The ticketing area

Baby changing facilities are available at this location and are accessible to visitors with disabilities.