Friends enjoying afternoon tea in the Tea Rooms

Afternoon Tea Experience


Available daily


Various sittings available (book timeslot on purchase)

Welcome to the Tea Rooms at Edinburgh Castle where you can indulge yourself or treat a loved one to an afternoon tea experience, which also includes admission to the castle.

Our Tea Room is located in the heart of the castle, Crown Square. The walls have been painted a rich Dutch blue, embellished with touches of copper/brass, vintage mirrors and botanical foliage to keep things feeling fresh, modern but still with a rugged Scottish ambience. The perfect setting to relax and enjoy afternoon tea.


All of our afternoon tea packages include admission to the castle. For that added special treat there's the option to add a glass of Prosecco or an Edinburgh Castle Gin. 

Please note, alcohol cannot be served before 1pm on a Sunday. 

  • Adult (non-member) £54 or £60 with and Edinburgh Castle Gin or Prosecco. Child £24.50
  • Member Adult £35.00 or £40.50 with Edinburgh Castle Gin or Prosecco. Child £17.50

Sample Menu

Afternoon Tea sample menu (subject to change) PDF - 13.1 KB
  • Amuse Bouche
  • Beetroot-cured salmon blini, Katy Rodger's crème fraîche, keta caviar
  • Ayrshire ham and Glenrath free-range egg finger, Arran mustard
  • Cucumber finger, whipped crowdie, Mara seaweed
  • Mull Cheddar, leek, crisp onion puff
  • Sea buckthorn meringue pie
  • Blacketyside raspberry and Fairtrade dark chocolate macaron
  • Millionaire's shortbread
  • Fife strawberry and pistachio Battenberg
  • Freshly baked buttermilk fruit and plain scones with Galloway strawberry jam and clotted cream
  • Any pot of tea or coffee from our menu

Please inform us of any dietary requirements at least 48 hours in advance by contacting

Gift Vouchers

A gift voucher is a fabulous present at any time of year, why not treat a loved one to a luxurious afternoon tea. 

Each Afternoon Tea stand includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones and a selection of teas. Option to include a glass of Prosecco or Edinburgh Castle Gin.

Castle admission and afternoon tea must be pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance. To book please email or call +44 (0)131 668 8831 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), quoting your gift voucher number. You will then receive your Edinburgh Castle admission and Afternoon tea tickets. 

Vouchers are valid for six months from the date of purchase.