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Following the Scottish Government's announcement our sites in mainland Scotland are currently closed. Find out more about our COVID response

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Getting here

Edinburgh Castle 
The Esplanade 
Edinburgh
EH1 2NG

National Grid reference: NT 252 734

Telephone: 0131 225 9846

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Castle Terrace NCP is the nearest car park and offers a discounted rate for castle visitors: £10 for 5 hours. ou must validate your parking ticket at the machine opposite the drawbridge during your visit.

Journey planners

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Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Let us know if you spot one of our sites in the wrong location. You can email web@hes.scot.

Opening times

The castle is in a Level 4 COVID protection area and is closed.

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