Edinburgh Castle

Iconic fortress, panoramic views, rich history, royal residence, crown jewels, military museum, must-visit attraction.

Indoor & Outdoor

Family friendly

Some areas

No dogs allowed

Opening Times

Daily : 9:30am to 6pm (5pm in the winter)


Standard Admission:

Adult : £19.50

Concessions : £15.50

Child (7-15) : £11.40

Child Under 7 : Free

Additional Information

Family tickets available.


Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

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Perched majestically atop Castle Rock, is a captivating blend of history, architecture, and breathtaking views. As one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe, it beckons visitors to step into a bygone era.


1. The Great Hall: Step into the grandeur of the past as you enter the Great Hall. Its lofty timber roof and intricate woodwork evoke the spirit of medieval banquets and royal gatherings.

2. St. Margaret’s Chapel: The oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, this tiny chapel exudes serenity. Its stone walls whisper tales of devotion and resilience across centuries.

3. One o’clock Gun: Don't miss the daily spectacle—the firing of the One o’clock Gun. Originally a time signal for ships, it now adds a touch of drama to your visit.

4. Honours of Scotland (Crown Jewels): Behold the glittering symbols of Scottish monarchy—the Crown, Sceptre, and Sword of State. Their history is as rich as their sparkle.

5. Mons Meg: This massive 15th-century cannon stands proudly, a testament to medieval artillery. Imagine its thunderous roar echoing through the ages.

6. National War Museum: Dive into Scotland's military history within the castle walls. Uniforms, weapons, and poignant stories await.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of panoramic vistas, or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, Edinburgh Castle awaits.


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