Edinburgh Castle

The Esplanade, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

0131 225 9846
 

Prices and times

Admission

Tickets often sell out far in advance, especially over the summer months. Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry. Once tickets are sold out online, there will be no further tickets available at the castle.

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but to guarantee entry please book in advance. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

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Ticket categories Online price Walk-up price
Adult (16-64yrs) £19.50 £22.00
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £15.50 £17.60
Child (7-15yrs, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) £11.40 £13.20
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £38.50 £43.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £56.00 £63.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £66.50 £75.00

Concession price: you must show proof you’re aged 65+ or unemployed. This does not apply to students.

Free and discounted admission

For all our free and discounted admission, book online to guarantee entry.

  • Free entry to our sites for Historic Scotland members. You must show your valid membership on arrival 
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  • Half price entry in your first year for English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members and free entry for renewal and life members
  • Free entry for carers who accompany visitors with disabilities. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction
  • £1 entry with valid Young Scot Card shown on arrival
  • Free entry for current members of the British Armed Forces. Book online using the HM Forces ticket type. You will need to show a valid MOD 90 card on arrival. Free entry only applies to the serving member

Opening times

Set aside at least 2 hours to see the main attractions at Edinburgh Castle.

Dates Opens Last entry Closes
Daily, 29 March to 30 September 9.30am 5pm 6pm
Daily, 1 October to 28 March 9.30am 4pm 5pm
24 December 9.30am 3pm 4pm
1 January 11am 4pm 5pm

Opening times for the independent museums at the castle may vary.

Closed 

25 and 26 December 

The Crown Room will be closed from 13 to 15 March for essential maintenance. Admission prices will be reduced on these dates.

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

Opening times

Tickets often sell out far in advance, especially over the summer months. Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

The Crown Room will be closed from 13 to 15 Mar for essential maintenance (admission prices will be reduced).

29 Mar to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm).

1 Oct to 28 Mar:
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).

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