Edinburgh Castle

The Esplanade, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

0131 225 9846
 

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Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

Book tickets

Tickets often sell out in advance. Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

Admission Tickets Historic Scotland Member Tickets English Heritage, Cadw & Manx Member Tickets Young Scot Tickets (pay only £1)

Audio guides

You can hire an audio guide device fom the ticket office, or pre-book online when you buy your tickets. 20% discount for Historic Scotland Members and Explorer Pass holders. 

Audio guides are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Polish, Portugese (Brazilian), Russian and Spanish. Large print also available.

You can also use our guide with your own mobile phone or tablet, instead of a headset. You'll need to bring your own fully charged mobile phone or tablet with internet, and we'll show you how to load it in an email before you arrive.

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Opening times

Tickets often sell out in advance. Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
9.30am to 6pm

The castle will close early on the following dates:  
6, 13, 20, 26 and 27 Aug.  
Last entry will be 3.30pm (closing at 5pm).

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
9.30am to 5pm

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