Edinburgh Castle Tickets

May 2018

More information about Edinburgh Castle Tickets tickets

  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour


    • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

    What's Excluded in the tour


    • Gratuities
    • Transfers
    Please Note:
    • The last entry is 1 hour before closing
    • Please exchange your voucher for Edinburgh Castle tickets at the visitor information centre inside the castle
    • Free guided tours are on a first come first served basis, please ask a member of staff to direct you to the next available tour
  • Schedule
    Open Daily

    Winter (1 October – 31 March): Open 9.30am – 5.00pm (Last entry 4.00pm)
    Summer (1 April – 30 September): Open 9.30am – 6.00pm (Last entry 5.00pm)

    Exceptions:

    Closed 25th & 26th December
    On 1st January Edinburgh Castle is open from 11.00am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)

    Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
  • Highlights
    • Explore the Great Hall and the Royal Palace
    • Visit St Margaret’s Chapel – Oldest Surviving Building in Edinburgh
    • See the Stone of Destiny and Crown Jewels
    • Visit the National War Museum and Regimental Museums
  • Description
    Visit Edinburgh Castle and explore the towering fortress that overlooks the Scottish capital. The 12th century castle has a vital place in the history of Scotland with tales of royals, sieges and battles just waiting to be discovered!

    You are then free to explore this magnificent stronghold and the various sections of the castle. Free guided tours are available, departing from a number of points throughout the day.

    Pay a visit to the spectacular Great Hall of James IV, completed in 1511, and stand under the hammerbeam roof. The lavish rooms of the Royal Palace were home to Scotland’s royalty and you will be able to walk through the fine rooms, imagining the people who lived here hundreds of years ago. Learn about the Scottish monarchs who once walked the hallways, including Queen Margaret and Mary Queen of Scots.

    Other Edinburgh Castle highlights include the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, where the Kings of Scotland were enthroned for centuries, and St Margaret’s Chapel. This chapel is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh! You can also visit the National War Museum and Regimental Museums to discover 400 years of Scotland at war and the country’s oldest regiments.