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Edinburgh Castle

Experience the Defender of the Nation’s 3,000 year history. A national icon – its story is Scotland’s story.

A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and home of the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries and is part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
The powerful stronghold has withstood many sieges and its sumptuous apartments were a favoured residence of Scottish kings and queens.
Today countless treasures are protected by the castle walls. Marvel at the nation’s crown jewels, smell the gunpowder after the One o’Clock Gun fires, hear the castle’s great story on a guided tour and taste Scottish produce in the cafés – all in this magnificent fortress.
Go explore… From only £29, the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass gives you access to all our attractions… a great value way to discover Scotland’s history.