Sky view of a city and hills with a castle as the focal point.

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Mile

Visit one of Scotland's most popular attractions and experience the story of the Defender of the Nation.

Edinburgh Castle is alive with exciting tales of its time as a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens – and even the odd pirate or two.

Some of the highlights you will be able to visit are the Great Hall, St Margaret’s Chapel and the One o’clock Gun. Make a pit stop in the Redcoat Café or our Queen Anne Tea Rooms. The castle also houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One o' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland. The audio tour takes visitors on a tour around the castle, explains its architecture, and tells its dramatic history. This guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin.

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