Edinburgh Castle

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Tickets

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.

Tickets are free for members, but book online to guarantee entry. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

Standard Admission Tickets

  • Standard admission tickets
  • Historic Scotland Members
  • Explorer Pass ticket holder 
  • Carers tickets 
Standard Admission, Member & Explorer Pass Tickets

Pre-book an official guided tour of the castle and hear from one of our knowledgeable guides along the way with our audio tour guide system.

Guided Tour and Admission Tickets

Partner Organisation Tickets

  • English Heritage
  • Cadw
  • Manx Members
  • Young Scot
  • STGA
  • SITOA card holders 
  • current members of the British Armed Forces (with valid MOD 90 card)
Partner Organisation Tickets Guided Tour and Admission Tickets (Partner Organisations)

Explorer Passes

An Explorer Pass, valid for 14 consecutive days, is a great way to explore our iconic sites.

Save with an Explorer Pass

Travel Trade and Group Bookings

Edinburgh Castle offers a range of private experiences. If you're interested in an out-of-hours, private tour of Edinburgh Castle, find out more about our exclusive travel trade tours.

Contact our Admissions & Sales Team if your business plans to send individuals or groups to our attractions on a regular basis. 

Private Events at Edinburgh Castle

Are you looking for the perfect place to hold a private event? Hire Edinburgh Castle for your wedding or hire the castle for your next corporate event.

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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

Facilities

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