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Edinburgh Castle (HS)
Edinburgh Castle (HS)

Edinburgh Castle (HS)

With its magnificent buildings, exhibitions and museums the castle is deservedly Scotland's premier attraction.

A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation and a world-famous visitor attraction - Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries. And the high volcanic rock on which it stands has been occupied for thousands of years.The castle's powerful stone walls have endured many sieges and its sumptuous apartments were an important residence of Scottish kings and queens.Today it is home to Scotland's crown jewels, the Stone of Destiny, three military museums, the National War Memorial, the Prisons of War exhibition and much more besides.With more than a million visitors a year, from across the globe, the castle offers a fabulous day out - an experience not to be missed.

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Castle Hill
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April to September, 9.30am - 6.00pm.

October to March, 9.30am- 5.00pm.

Last tickets, 1 hour before closing.

Opening times for independent museums may vary.




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Café/Restaurant onsite
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Toilets Available
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Pushchair Friendly
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Gift Shop
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Disabled Toilets
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Baby Changing Facilities

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