Edinburgh Castle

The Esplanade, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

0131 225 9846

Getting here

Edinburgh Castle 
The Esplanade 

National Grid reference: NT 252 734

Telephone: 0131 225 9846

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There is no public parking at Edinburgh Castle. Castle Terrace NCP is the nearest car park.

Parking is available near the castle entrance on the esplanade for Blue Badge holders. These are limited and must be booked in advance by calling 0131 225 9846 or email ecadmissions@hes.scot.

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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:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm
Last entry 4pm

The castle will close at the earlier time of 4pm (last entry at 2.30pm) on the following dates:

17-20 and 25-27 November
2-4, 8-11, 16-23 and 27-30 December

1 Jan - the castle will open at the later time of 11am.


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