Edinburgh Castle

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With several shops and cafés, the castle has some of the best produce and gifts Scotland has to offer.

The Tea Rooms

Nestled at the top of the castle in Crown Square with views overlooking Edinburgh, The Tea Rooms is a stylish and elegant place to enjoy snacks and meals or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea.

As well as our afternoon tea, the tea rooms has an extensive bar menu, including our whisky flight which features a sample of Scottish single malt whiskies from the Highlands to the Lowlands, and a new range of Castle Cocktails.

Explore our menus or book an exclusive afternoon tea experience on the official Edinburgh Castle website.

The Tea Rooms

The Redcoat Café

Enjoy a light snack or hearty meal with amazing views on the side. The seasonal menu offers soups, toasted deli sandwiches and more. Hot food is served daily from 11.30am to 3.30pm, while 'grab and go' options include baguettes, bloomer sandwiches and snack pots. 

See sample menus and find out more on the official Edinburgh Castle website.

The Redcoat Café


Our Portcullis, Crown Gift Shop and Whisky and Finest Food shops are open, along with our online shop. From hand-picked, extra-special items including jewellery from leading Scottish designers to drams and delicacies, our shops have plenty of options for special treats and gifts.

Find out more about our shops on the official Edinburgh Castle website.

Every purchase from our online shop supports our work to protect Scotland's historic places.

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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.

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 Edinburgh Castle logo, featuring a lion's head


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