Edinburgh Castle

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    Newcastle Upon Tyne Day Tour From London By Train

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    Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry and Hop-on Hop-off bus

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    Windsor Castle Stonehenge Oxford Private Day Tour from London

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  • Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace: A Royal Saga

    Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace: A Royal Saga

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    Young Victoria’s London: Windsor Castle & Kensington Palace

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  • Windsor Castle Heathrow Airport Private Layover

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    Windsor Castle | Stonehenge | Bath Private Guided Tour fr. London / Southampton

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  • Monarch’s London: Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace

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Explore Edinburgh Castle on a time-saving skip-the-line walking tour or delve into the history of this iconic fortress on a private tour. See the room where the macabre 15th-century Black Dinner took place; admire the Stone of Destiny; take a photo with the massive Mons Meg cannon; visit the room where Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to King James IV; and find mysterious graffiti left behind by prisoners of war.

Many Edinburgh city tours also include a visit to the castle, whether you want to explore by private mini-bus, vintage taxicab, or on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Things to know before you go

  • Edinburgh Castle is a must-see for history buffs and first-time visitors to the city.
  • Plan to spend anywhere from two hours to a full day exploring the castle.
  • Visitors are subject to bag searches, and storage is not available for large personal items such as backpacks, luggage, and strollers.
  • Photographs are not allowed inside the Scottish National War Memorial or the Scottish Crown Jewel exhibit.
  • Parts of the castle may not be accessible to wheelchair users.

How to get there

Edinburgh Castle is located atop Castle Rock in the Old Town. Parking is difficult in this part of Edinburgh, so the easiest way to get there is on foot from the Royal Mile, by public transport, or on a guided tour. The city’s primary train and bus terminal (Edinburgh Waverley) is within walking distance of the castle.

When to get there

The castle is open year-round and is busiest in summer. Arrive early to avoid crowds at this popular visitor attraction and plan to visit the Crown Jewels first, as lines form quickly and can take over an hour to get through. Afternoon visitors can enjoy the daily firing of the “one-o’clock gun,” while August travelers can sometimes see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performing just outside the castle walls.

Best photo spots in Edinburgh Castle

The castle’s sweeping Old Town city views are no coincidence—its hilltop position was carefully chosen to protect the city. For great views and equally great photographs, head to the windows near the row of cannons along Half Moon Battery, the grated overlooks across from the military prison, or St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving part of the castle. Keep in mind that photography is not allowed at the Scottish National War Museum.