Perched high on a volcanic rock above Edinburgh city centre, Edinburgh Castle has a history dating back over a thousand years. Visitors to this impressive fortress can enjoy panoramic views across the city from the ramparts, see the Scottish crown jewels and learn about the castle's turbulent past and its inhabitants.
Summer (1 April to 30 September) - 9.30am to 6pm.
Winter (1 October to 31 March) - 9.30am to 6pm.
Closed on 25th and 26th December.
1st January - 11am to 5pm.
Last entry one hour before closing time.
Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, UK
Edinburgh Castle is within walking distance of the city's main railway station, Edinburgh Waverley. It's a fairly steep 10-minute walk up the Mound to the Royal Mile and the Castle's entrance. If arriving by tram, follow the same route up from Princes Street to the Castle Esplanade. There is no parking at the Castle, with the nearest car park five minutes' walk away. The closest bus stop is on George IV Bridge, where the 23, 27, 41, 42 and 67 buses stop.