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Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade, Scottish Borders
Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade

Edinburgh Castle

Things to do in Edinburgh Scottish Borders
Visitor-Attractions in Scotland

Description: Situated above the centre of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh Castle has watched over the history of Scotland for almost 1400 years. Today it offers a wide range of superb attractions for the visitor to explore.

Historic Scotland

Situation – OS ref: NT 252734

How to get there:
By car: At the very top of the Royal Mile. By public transport: Local bus services nearby.

Seasonal opening details:
All year, seven days a week
(Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Opening Hours:
1st April to 30th September – 9.30am to 6pm
1st October to 31st March – 9.30am to 5pm.
Last entry 45 mins before closing


Adult (aged 16 to 59): £16.50
Child (aged 5 to 15): £9.90
Concession (aged 60 and over, unemployed): £13.20
Child under 5: FREE

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tel: 0131 225 9846

Attached attractions:
The Scottish Crown Jewels Exhibition
The National War Memorial of Scotland
The Stone of Destiny
The One o'Clock Gun

Additional Information
Disabled access and parking for disabled visitors only.
5 star Grading

Web link: (where appropriate):
Edinburgh Castle

Places to stay nearby:

Local towns and villages:

View from the Castle over Princes Street, Scottish Borders
View from the Castle over Princes Street
The Battery, Scottish Borders
The Battery
One o Clock minus five seconds, Scottish Borders
One o Clock minus five seconds
One o Clock plus five seconds, Scottish Borders
One o Clock plus five seconds
Queen Marys Chapel, Scottish Borders
Queen Marys Chapel
The National War Memorial, Scottish Borders
The National War Memorial

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland