From 26 June to 17 August, tickets to our sites are free for all children under 16 as part of the Get Into Summer campaign. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
What will be open during your visit
While some areas may be closed, we will have additional interpretation available on-site so you don't miss out. This may include QR codes so make sure your mobile can read these when visiting.
A one-way system will be operating within the castle. Staff here will control the flow of visitors, and can provide any additional assistance.
All external spaces with visitor access
The mobility vehicle is available to use (a face covering must be worn). Please ask a member of staff who can organise this for you
St Margaret’s Chapel
One o’Clock Gun
Prisons of War exhibition (one vault remains closed)
Honours of Scotland (Crown Jewels & Stone of Destiny)
Prisons of War vaults (exhibition is closed)
Scottish National War Memorial
National War Museum
Audio guides available to hire from the ticket office
The Portcullis Shop and The Whisky and Finest Food Shop
Please note that the shops will be capacity managed and there will be a one way system in place throughout. In line with current Scottish Government guidelines you must wear a face covering when visiting the shops
Takeaway offering outside the Redcoat Café (view menu). Open daily, 9.30am to 4pm
Queen Anne Tea Room (open 10am to 3pm)
Toilets available in the Lower Ward (just over the drawbridge), Hospital Square and the National War Museum
Accessible toilet available in the Queen Anne Building
Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible