Our Tours

Edinburgh Castle is a huge and wonderful place to explore. It’s rich with history, has superb architecture and there are many different attractions within its walls.

To help you make the most of your visit we provide complimentary guided tours and audio guides which are in a variety of languages are available to hire.

The souvenir guide also has lots of fascinating information and tales which bring the past to life.

Alternatively you can simply follow the trail of blue shields which describe the remarkable people and events which shaped the castle, and Scotland’s, history.

Guided Tours

A guided tour is included in your ticket price – our guides love sharing their stories.

They are experienced, knowledgeable and are always happy to answer questions, so it’s a great way to discover the castle’s amazing past.

Tours take place throughout the day and the meeting point is through the Portcullis Gate past the audio booth by the clock.


Audio Tours

Discover the castle, the people and events which made its past, at your own pace.

Available to hire in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. Adult £3.50, Child £1.50 and Concession £2.50. Subject to availability.

20% discount for Historic Scotland Members and Explorer Pass holders.