Castle guide giving a group tour

Tours, guides and itineraries

There’s a new story to discover around every corner at Edinburgh Castle.

To make sure you don’t miss any, we offer some great ways to explore this Scottish icon, including some suggested itineraries you can follow if you prefer to explore at your own pace.


Guided tours

Stories fill every nook and cranny of this Scottish icon. Hear its extraordinary history come alive in the words of those who know it best. Your ticket includes this optional guided tour of Edinburgh Castle.

Tours set off at least every 30 minutes in summer and at least every hour in winter, depending on the availability of guides. Tour duration is 30 minutes.

Season First tour Last tour begins
April - September 9.45am 4.25pm
October - March 10am 3.10pm

There’s so much to see at the castle, and our knowledgeable and experienced guides can steer you towards the best bits. They will be happy to share their favourite stories and answer your questions too.

Audio guides

Take an audio tour to learn about the castle and the people and events that stand out most in its fascinating past. You can hire an audio guide in one of a range of languages from the audio booth for a small charge.

Audio guides are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish.

Ticket type Audio guide price
Adult £3.50
Concession £2.50
Child £1.50