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Over 20 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now


Prices and opening times


We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe.

Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.

All areas of this site are open (except the basement of Grant Tower), but please be sure to follow any safety messaging on site.

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Category Admission price
Adult (16-64yrs) £9.60
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £7.70
Child (5-15yrs) £5.80
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £19.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £28.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £33.00

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival. Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits.
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle in 2021. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

Opening times

Dates Opens Closes
1 April - 30 September 9.30am 6pm
1-31 October 9.30am 5pm
1 November - 24 December 9.30am 4.30pm
27-31 December 10am 4pm
3-4 January 10am 4pm
5 January - 31 March 9.30am 4.30pm

Lochview Café opening times

1 April to 31 March: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm

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25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

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.

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Opening times

Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
9.30am to 6pm

1-31 Oct:
9.30am to 5pm

1 Nov to 24 Dec
9.30am to 4.30pm

27 to 31 Dec:
10am to 4pm

3 & 4 Jan:
10am to 4pm

5 Jan to 31 Mar:
9.30am to 4.30pm


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