Image of Edinburgh Castle with blue lines of light coming out of it

Castle of Light

Dates

14-17, 22, 24, 29-30 November and 1-2, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 December

Times

5.30pm to 10pm (entry time slots apply)

Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’.

Follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s heroes and be welcomed by stunning visuals and state of the art lighting installations. Watch as the history of this iconic landmark illuminates the very walls that saw it unfold. A magical experience for all of the family - Prepare to be dazzled!

Tickets

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The best price is by buying online in advance. Walk up tickets will also be available.

Pick your entry time slot when buying tickets (the last slot is at 8.30pm). We recommend at least 90 minutes to follow the route. 

10% discount on tickets for Historic Scotland Members' (valid membership card required). Not a Member? Join now to enjoy the benefits.

Our Tea Rooms and Redcoat café will be open for drinks and snacks.

Early Bird Prices (September only)

  • Adult (16-59yrs) £18.00
  • Concession (60yrs+) £14.40
  • Child (5-15yrs) £10.80. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Family (1 adult and 2 children) £36.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) £52.00
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children) £61.00

Advance Online Prices (from 1 October)

  • Adult (16-59yrs) £20.00
  • Concession (60yrs+) £16..00
  • Child (5-15yrs) £12.00. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Family (1 adult and 2 children) £40.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) £58.00
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children) £68.00

On The Day Prices

  • Adult (16-59yrs) £22.00
  • Concession (60yrs+) £18..00
  • Child (5-15yrs) £13.50. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Family (1 adult and 2 children) £44.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) £64.00
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children) £76.00

Consumer Terms and Conditions

Contact

Castle of Light event team

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except UK public holidays)