Travel Trade

A visit to Edinburgh Castle makes an unforgettable experience for travel trade customers.

Our specialist team works closely with tour operators worldwide to provide a smooth and efficient service.

Edinburgh Castle is one of 77 properties managed by Historic Environment Scotland – other leading attractions include Iona Abbey, Stirling Castle, Skara Brae and Urquhart Castle.

Travel Trade Group bookings

We provide a range of products for groups or independent travellers.

Castle guide giving a group tour

Travel Trade Groups are recommended to pre-book. To discuss your needs please email the Sales Support Team or tel +44 (0)131 668 8831.

For Education Groups please visit our Learn page or call +44 (0)131 652 8155.

Ticket collection

Pre-booked group tickets can be collected from 'Group and Pre-paid tickets', just inside the castle.

Explorer Pass

The Explorer Pass is a cost-effective way for groups and independent travellers to visit Historic Environment Scotland properties. They offer flexibility because they don’t have to be used on consecutive days. Explorer Passes are sale or return, with commission for agents.

Regional Explorer Pass

All the benefits of the Explorer Pass but in specific regions. Available for the Orkney islands, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.

Picture of Caerlaverock Castle, Skara Brae and Melrose Abbey

Group Sales Programme

Our Group Sales Account offers special benefits to those who bring regular group business to Historic Environment Scotland.

Online booking lets you receive tickets immediately by email or by using a voucher on site. There’s 10% discount on groups of 11 or more, free admission for one tour leader, plus fast-track entry to Edinburgh and Stirling castles. Invoicing is monthly. 

Contact the Admissions & Sales Team for more information or tel: +44 (0)131 668 8831

Additional services

Find out about our special travel trade group rates for afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle.

We can arrange exclusive pre-opening tours of the castle.