A fast track admission ticket includes entrance to all attractions within Edinburgh Castle. Plan ahead and avoid the long line ups. Edinburgh Castle is a must visit for both tourists and locals a like. The castle offers free guided tours as well as the opportunity to buy audio guides in 8 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. If you would like a personal private tour contact Go Scotland Tours and we can arrange a castle tour with a qualified guide.
Highlights of the castle include...
- One O'Clock Gun: fired every day since 1861 to advise the sailors at Leith Port to adjust their clocks. It is based on the Argyll Battery next to the Red Coat Cafe. The guide does not fire on Christmas, Easter and Sundays.
- St Margaret's Chapel: the oldest building in Edinburgh dating to the 12th century. It is now open to the public and also used as a wedding venue. In front of the Chapel is Mons Meg, a giant 6 tonne medieval cannon.
- Great Hall: originally built during the time of King James IV and used for great feasts and celebrations. Later then refurbished during Victorian Times.
- Royal Palace: inside is the number 1 attraction of the castle; Scotland's Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. In the same building are the Queens Apartments where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to the future king of Great Britain, James VI of Scotland/ I of England.
- Museums: don't forget to also check out the many military museums including the Scottish National War Memorial, Prison of War, Royal Dragoon's Regimental Museum and the National War Museum.
- The above and much more can take up an entire days visit. Food and drink is available at Queen Anne Tearoom and Redcoat Café.
Tickets are valid all day from 9.30am for the day you choose to visit for one entry only. Prices may vary for special events.
For more details go to prices...
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Apr - Sep: 9:30 - 18:00
Oct - Mar: 9:30 - 17:00
Note: Last entry is one hour before closing.
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016: Adult £16.50, Concession £13.20, Child £9.90
Note: Students do not qualify as concession. Tickets should be purchased according to age category. Children must be accompanied by an adult.