Edinburgh Castle Tickets

Here you will find Edinburgh Castle tickets. In addition to the regular tickets for Edinburgh Castle, there are also tickets including a guided tour of the castle grounds. In some cases, you can visit several attractions at once with the tickets presented here.

Important: Cheap Edinburgh Castle tickets are only available on the official website edinburghcastle.scot. If you only want to visit Edinburgh Castle without a guided tour and without other attractions, you should book your ticket on the official website.

Royal Edinburgh Ticket incl. Edinburgh Castle

Skip-the-Line tickets for the Edinburgh Castle as well as access to two other attractions and the hop-on hop-off buses.

  • Edinburgh Castle without queuing
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • 48 hours hop-on/hop-off bus

Buy the Royal Edinburgh Ticket before your trip and receive the bus ticket as a digital voucher on your phone. Show your ticket at the first stop (St Andrew Square) to get your bus ticket as well as the entrance tickets for the sights.

Price: £65.00 (for people aged between 16 and 60)

Senior citizens over 60 years and children between 5 and 15 years receive a reduced Royal Edinburgh Ticket. Children under the age of 5 can use all services free of charge in the presence of their parents.


Edinburgh Castle Ticket incl. guided tour

Skip-the-Line tickets for the Edinburgh Castle including a guided tour in English.

  • Ticket for the Edinburgh Castle
  • English-language guided tour of the Royal Mile
  • English-speaking guided tour of Edinburgh Castle

You will receive a digital ticket that you can save on your phone. Show the ticket to your guide when you arrive at the meeting point.

The guided tour lasts around 90 minutes.

Price: from £34.00


Edinburgh Castle Ticket (official website)

Edinburgh Castle Tickets

An entrance ticket without a guided tour and without additional attractions is only available on the official website.

  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Reserve your preferred time slot
  • Optional: manual and audio guide
  • Digital tickets for your phone

Book your ticket for the time you wish to visit and arrive at the entrance to the castle in good time.

Price: £19.50


Edinburgh Pass incl. Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Pass gives you free entry to three popular attractions in Edinburgh:

  • Edinburgh Castle incl. guided tour
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Scotch Whisky Experience incl. guided tour

You will receive three digital tickets that you can save on your phone. Show your tickets at the participating attractions.

Both guided tours are in English.

Price: from £68.00


Interesting facts about the Edinburgh Castle

High up on Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle towers majestically over the Scottish capital Edinburgh. This historic landmark is not only one of Scotland's most famous sights, but also a fascinating symbol of the country's rich history.

Tourists wishing to visit Edinburgh Castle should know some important information in advance.

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most visited attractions in Scotland. During the summer months there can therefore be an increased number of visitors. You should consider buying your tickets online in advance to avoid queues.

Another aspect that visitors should consider is the fact that Edinburgh Castle is a living museum. In addition to the impressive exhibitions and historical artefacts, there are often events and performances that offer a deeper insight into Scottish history. It's worth checking the events calendar and planning your visit accordingly (link: What's on at Edinburgh Castle?).

You should also be prepared for some differences in altitude. The castle is situated on a hill and the path to the top can be strenuous. Comfortable footwear is therefore recommended.

All in all, a visit to Edinburgh Castle promises not only a journey into the past, but also an unforgettable experience with spectacular views and fascinating history.