Syrian refugees having a fun day out at the castle

Family Day Out

See where kings and queens held their parties, and get up close to Scotland’s Crown jewels. Discover who (or what) Mons Meg is, and learn about the four-legged friends of some soldiers. Even pirates feature in Edinburgh Castle’s history – visit the vaults where they were locked up.

Arrive before 1pm to see (and hear!) an Edinburgh spectacle. The One o’Clock Gun is fired daily except on Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Fun events for all the family bring the castle’s colourful past to life. Before you visit, check out what’s on at the castle.

3 hours

  1. Syrian refugees enjoying a visit to the castle and looking for clues to complete the quiz

    Children's Quiz

  2. View of the Lang stairs by the Argyle Tower and Portcullis Gate

    Lang Stair

  3. Picture of Scamp the dogs gravestone with a flower

    Dog Cemetery

  4. General view of Mons Meg

    Mons Meg

  5. Honours of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny

    Honours of Scotland

  6. Fireplace within the French prisoners vault in the recreated prisons of war. This original grate bears the cypher of George III (1760-1820)

    Prisons of War Exhibition

  7. Bombardier Michaela Mawson firing the One o'clock Gun

    One o'clock Gun

  8. Continue the adventure

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