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More of our sites are now available to pre-book in advance of their opening later this month. We are working hard to open other sites in the coming weeks

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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

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.

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

1 Aug to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm
Last entry 5pm

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

Advance booking required.

Facilities

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