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Tickets to Edinburgh Castle

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Discover the rich history of Scotland with a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where royal tales, ancient artifacts, and panoramic city views await you.


  • Get ready to dive deep into Scotland's history with this ticket to the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

  • As you wander through the Royal Palace's stone chambers, you'll feel the echoes of the past, where Mary Queen of Scots once walked.

  • Marvel at the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles and visit the Great Hall, a stunning example of medieval architecture.

  • Witness the One O’clock Gun, a time-telling spectacle for ships, a centuries-old tradition.

  • Fun Fact: St. Margaret's Chapel within the castle premises is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, dating back to the 12th century!


  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

30 Ratings
Raffaella Paiano


Nov, 2023
It was easy to book in advance through the app. No lines secured entry. Top !!!
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Hristina Kyoseva


Nov, 2023
Magnificent view from the castle 🏰 Very interesting museum inside
João Carlos Santos da Rocha


Nov, 2023
Simple, fast and without any problem. The Castle is fantastic. Thank you so much.
Alex Macrae


Oct, 2023
Clear and concise information about the history of the castle and the city of Edinburgh.
Michael Hans Tempes


Oct, 2023
Very easy booking. Exzeptionell friendly staff at Edinburgh Castle.

Journey Through Time

Your Edinburgh Castle adventure begins the moment you set foot into this awe-inspiring fortress that dominates the city's skyline. As you ascend the ancient cobblestone path, you are walking the same steps as many of Scotland's most legendary figures once did, including Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. Interestingly, this 1100-year-old castle was once a royal residence, military garrison, prison, and treasury, making it a significant historical landmark.

Unveiling the Treasures of Scottish History

Once inside, a world of historical treasures awaits you. Your first stop could be the Crown Jewels exhibition, where you can admire the Honours of Scotland – the oldest Crown jewels in Britain. The Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs, is also on display, following its return to Scotland after 700 years! Moving on, you could explore the Great Hall with its impressive weaponry display, or the Royal Palace, which houses the beautifully restored Royal Apartments. Don't miss the opportunity to visit St. Margaret's Chapel, built by King David I in the 12th century.

The castle is also home to the National War Museum and the Scottish National War Memorial. Here, you'll uncover Scotland's gallant past, from the numerous wars of independence to the world wars. To end your visit, witness the firing of the One o'Clock Gun, a tradition dating back to 1861. This memorable experience at Edinburgh Castle will make you feel like you've stepped back in time, providing a vivid and fascinating glimpse into Scotland's past.

Edinburgh Castle

Monday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM
Thursday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM
Friday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM
Saturday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM
Sunday9:30 AM - 5:00 PMlast entry 4:00 PM

Important Information

  • Vital works concerning the Honours of Scotland are underway and will continue until late Autumn 2023.

  • The Crown of Scotland will not be on display from 27 September to 13 October.

  • The Crown Room will be closed on 20 and 24 November for essential maintenance.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Edinburgh Castle.

  • Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is West Port. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board bus #2 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Princes Street. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board tram #TRAM to get you there.

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