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Sited on top of an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history.
Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH1 2NG
Facilities & access
Available to hire for Weddings
|1 April - 30 September||Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun||9.30am to 6.00pm (last entry 5pm)|
|1 October - 31 March||Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun||9.30am to 5.00pm (last entry 4pm)|
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Open from 11.00am to 5.00pm on January 1st and as normal from January 2nd.
We recommend at least 2 hours to see the major attractions within the castle.
Please note that opening times for the independent museums may vary.
Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.
Visit www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk to buy admission tickets.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tel 0131 225 9846
Weaving the Unicorn exhibition
The Other Mary Exhibition
And Yet it Stands
Jack Vettriano Exhibition
Wandering Home - an exhibition by Thomas Joshua Cooper
Rebels and Redcoats
King George's Heilan Men