Book in advance to visit the castle. We are in a Level 3 COVID protection area and local visitors are welcome. Please check the Scottish Government website before visiting.

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Book in advance to visit the castle. We are in a Level 3 COVID protection area and local visitors are welcome. Please check the Scottish Government website before visiting.

Scottish Government website
Couple enjoying a visit to the castle

See and do

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.

Explore the castle's highlights

Some of your favourite highlights will be open to visit including the Great Hall, St Margaret’s Chapel and the One o’clock Gun. Please visit the individual pages which detail which areas will be open or closed to visitors.

All highlights

Eat at the castle

Make a quick pit stop for snacks as you tour Edinburgh Castle. Or come to the castle for a meal that’s an event in itself.

Castle guide giving a group tour

Find your way around the castle

Follow an itinerary, hire an audio tour or allow our expert guides to show you around.

Itineraries, tours and guides

Download a map

Edinburgh Castle covers a lot of ground. Take a look at our orientation map to see where the main attractions are and decide what to visit first.

You can also pick up a free copy of the map when you arrive at the castle.

Download the map [PDF 457KB]
Visitors using orientation map to visit the castle
Visitors enjoying a day out at Blackness Castle

Visiting more than one location?

Why not consider our Membership. We offer a range of membership options to suit everybody, with access to over 70 paid sites.

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