General view of Edinburgh Castle in strong sunlight

Gun Salutes

Included in your ticket

We will be hosting a series of gun salutes to mark special occasions. Each gun salute unless otherwise stated takes place at 12 noon.

Please be aware that we are currently implementing some new measures with the Ministry of Defence in relation to the viewing of the One O’clock Gun. As part of this, visitors are asked to please arrive at the new marked areas at least 10 minutes before the firing of the gun. We will limit access to some areas surrounding the gun until after it has been fired.

For more information on gun salutes including their occasions and dates visit

Select from 6 available dates until Thu 14 Nov 2024

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)