Entry to the iconic Scottish castleSee the Scottish Crown Jewels & Stone of DestinyVisit St Margaret’s Chapel and The Great HallExplore The National War Museum
Entry to Edinburgh Castle
Summer (1 April – 30 September): Open 9.30am – 6.00pm (Last entry 5.00pm)
Winter (1 October – 31 March): Open 9.30am – 5.00pm (Last entry 4.00pm)
Early closures - August 2022
The castle will close early on the following dates to accommodate the Tattoo and additional performances: 6, 13, 20, 26 and 27 August.
Last entry will be 3.30pm and the castle will close at 5pm.
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
You will received you entrance tickets by email 48-72 hours before your Travel Date
If your selected timeslot is not available, we aim to book your entrance within one hour of your selected time. Please check your voucher for the actual entry time.
No cancellations or changes can be made once you have booked.
There are no storage facilities for prams or pushchairs and rucksacks/suitcases over 30L will not be permitted.
The last entry is 1 hour before closing
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
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.