Christmas at the castle
This year celebrate the festive season in Edinburgh’s most iconic setting. Start your Christmas right with our delicious Christmas lunches and afternoon teas in the heart of the Castle. For an extra indulgence add a glass of Prosecco or our exclusive Edinburgh Castle gin to enjoy with your festive fare.
You can also see the Castle in whole new light throughout the festive season as Castle of Light returns with this year’s theme: Magic & Mystery. Expect wonder, mystery, and magic to light up the castle.
Christmas Afternoon Tea
During December our Afternoon Tea Experience turns fantastically festive. 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. Pre-booking required.Find out more
Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery
Enjoy the Defender of the Nation illuminated in a spectacular after-dark trail. Prepare to see Edinburgh Castle transform this festive season as Castle of Light returns for a fourth fantastic year. Delve into “Magic and Mystery”.Find out more about the event