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Edinburgh Castle Admission Ticket

Enjoy all the attractions within the walls of Edinburgh Castle and discover the city’s most iconic monument!

Visit Edinburgh castle with your ticket and enjoy entrance to all attractions within the castle’s walls. Discover the Edinburgh’s most iconic monument as you learn about the battles and sieges fought at the castle and about the royals who lived and died within its walls. With free guided tours (in English) available once you're inside the castle, you will experience history like never before.

Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great volcanic summit, and its story has helped shape the nation's story: battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been inspired by it.

In your visit, you will learn about the many Scottish monarchs the castle has sheltered, including Queen Margaret (later St Margaret), who died here in 1093, and Mary Queen of Scots, who gave birth to James VI in the Royal Palace in 1566.

In the 1600s, the castle became a military base. Some buildings were rebuilt, while new ones were raised to house a huge garrison and provide a secure jail for prisoners of war. The military presence remains unbroken, but over the last 200 years the castle has become a national icon and is now Scotland's leading tourist attraction.

Additional Information

  • Admission is free for children under 5 years old, all children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bags larger than 30 litres are not permitted into the Castle
  • Free guided tours are available on a first come first served basis
  • Kindly approach a member of staff at the castle to join a guided tour
  • Tour availability may vary depending on staffing and weather conditions
  • Visitors to Edinburgh Castle should be aware that random bag searches many be conducted at random at the Castle, resulting in longer waiting times for entry

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
N/A
Transport
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present Voucher for Direct Entry
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

The castle opens daily at 9.30am. Closing time varies seasonally. Winter and summer hours are detailed below:

Summer

Closing Time

Last Entry

26 Mar - 30 Sept

6pm

5pm

 

Winter

Closing Time

Last Entry

1 Oct -31 Mar

5pm

4pm

 

Click here for detailed information regarding opening hours.

Address

Edinburgh Castle,
Castlehill,
Edinburgh EH1 2NG

What You Get

Includes

  • Entrance to all attractions withing Edinbugh Castle, including the National War Museum
  • Short introductory guided tour (English only and first-come first-served basis)

Excludes

  • Audio guide

How to Use

  • Once over the drawbridge, please go directly to the scanning point straight up the hill and have your mobile or printed tickets ready to be scanned for entry

Terms and Conditions

Important Notes:

  • You can present a printed or mobile copy of the voucher/ticket for this activity
  • The voucher/ticket is accepted only at authorised redemption points
  • The voucher/ticket is valid only on the date and time specified
  • The voucher/ticket cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion unless otherwise stated
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of late comers/no shows, it would be considered cancellation and no refund will be given

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • Full refunds will be given to customers who have purchased the loss coverage for uncollected tickets

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$32.00
$30.00
Age 16 and Above
Youth
$20.00
$18.00
Age 5 to 15 years old

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