General view of Edinburgh Castle, covered in snow, from Princes Street gardens


Jingle bells

This year celebrate the festive season in Edinburgh's most iconic setting.

Indulge in our delicious Christmas lunches and afternoon teas in the beautiful surroundings of the Queen Anne Room. For that extra special treat, you can add a glass of prosecco or our new Edinburgh Castle gin to enjoy with your festive sandwiches and cakes.

Man and woman sitting by a Christmas tree in the Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle clinking wine glasses

Christmas Lunch

Make Christmas 2021 special with Christmas lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Building at the castle and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty. Pre booking is required

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Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Queen Anne Cafe, Edinburgh Castle.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

During December our Afternoon Tea Experience will have a festive twist! Our Christmas themed afternoon tea is the perfect way to kick start your festive celebrations and it makes a great gift for friends and family.

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Silhouette of Edinburgh Castle with moon in background and a treasure chest in the foreground

Castle of Light

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

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