Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle
Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
  • Telephone 0131 225 9846
  • Opening times 1 Apr–30 Sep 9.30am–6pm, 1 Oct–31 March 9.30am–5pm. As Easter is early in 2016 the summer opening times will be 25 Mar–30 Sep daily 9.30am–6pm
  • Admission £16.50; (£13.20; children 5–15 £9.90)
  • Website www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

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Sitting atop the volcanic Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city skyline and is the most popular paid visitor attraction in Scotland. Events at the castle include regular re-enactments of events from its history, occasional concerts by big-name performers, and in August, the Castle Esplanade is the venue for the world-famous Military Tattoo. Other attractions include James IV's famous cannon, Mons Meg, the One O'Clock Gun with its own exhibition, lots of military silverware and, of course, The Stone Of Destiny, used to crown Scottish kings since time began.

A proud and majestic symbol of Scotland, famous the world over. Unmissable highlights of Edinburgh Castle’s wealth of treasures are the crown jewels, The Honours of Scotland, which are amongst the oldest in Europe and The Stone of Destiny. The Great Hall has a striking arms and armour display. Also off Crown Square is the Royal Palace including the birthing chamber where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth. Don’t miss St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building. The Scottish National War Memorial, a moving experience, is the shrine to those who gave their lives in conflict. Ask our team about our recommended 10 highlights.

Enjoying a Visit A free tour by one of our experienced guides will help make the most of your visit. Audio guides in eight languages are also available for hire. A children’s trail is specially designed for our youngest visitors.

Gifts & refreshments • The castle’s three gift shops sell a wide range of high quality souvenirs, books and gifts • The Redcoat Café offers a hot carvery, light meals, sandwiches and drinks. The Queen Anne Café is a stylish venue which provides distinctive Scottish cuisine and afternoon teas

Visit… • In Edinburgh at the top of the Royal Mile • Open all year. 1 April - 30 September 9.30am to 6pm and 1 October - 31 March 9.30am to 5pm. As Easter follows early in 2016 the summer opening times will be 25 March - 30 September 9.30 am - 6pm. Last tickets sold 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Please note that opening times for the independent museums may vary • We recommend at least 2 hours to see the major attractions within the castle • Parking for drivers with a blue disabled badge • Steep inclines and steps - courtesy vehicle available • VisitScotland grading ★★★★★

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John Comyn, Patriot

Hear tales of John Comyn was a Patriot and Hero of Scotland, mistakenly remembered only as a rival and enemy of Robert the Bruce.

Mon 13 Mar

£16.50 (£13.20; Children £9.90) / 0131 225 9846

Tue 14 Mar

£16.50 (£13.20; Children £9.90) / 0131 225 9846

Wed 15 Mar

£16.50 (£13.20; Children £9.90) / 0131 225 9846

…and 2 more dates until 17 Mar

Olly Murs

Cheeky chappy, X Factor finalist and chart-topper embarks on an arena tour.

Tue 18 Jul

Times vary / 0131 225 9846

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