Edinburgh Castle is easy to spot from most parts of the city. The mighty fortress has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital for centuries.
Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG.
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Between 28 July and 1 September 2019, temporary changes will be in place on streets around Edinburgh Castle. The changes will help to make our busy streets easier and safer to walk around.
For further information on what you should consider when preparing to travel to the Castle, visit the City of Edinburgh Council's website.
Edinburgh Airport is within easy reach and has good bus and tram links to the city centre. Visit edinburghairport.com
The Airlink 100 express bus runs from the airport to the city centre. It takes 25 minutes to reach Waverley Bridge, next to the main railway station.
Some hop-on, hop-off bus tours make a stop by the castle.
Or look for local buses with the Mound or George IV Bridge on their route.
Trams leave the airport every 7 minutes from early until late. The journey to Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main shopping street, takes about 30 minutes.
There is no public parking at Edinburgh Castle. Castle Terrace and Johnston Terrace have the nearest on-street parking zones.
The NCP Castle Terrace car park offers a discounted rate for castle visitors (except in August): £10 for 5 hours. You must validate your parking token at the castle’s audio booth 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.