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Updated: Tuesday, 10th August, 2010

Edinburgh tourist information - We at Edinburgh Castle Biz are always happy to help with an inquiry. We realize even though we have in-depth tourist information throughout the site, that there will always be some aspects of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle and others attractions and events, that we have inadvertently forgotten to list on our website.
We want you the visitor, to have the best visitor experience possible, and we will be happy for you to contact us by phone, or by e-mail, if you have any questions on Edinburgh Castle,or Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

Scotland and New Year are synonymous with New Year celebrations - after all we gave the world Hogmanay and now we feature on the world stage as the number 1 New Year destination for party revellers. Edinburgh is justly famous for its’ annual New Year celebrations featuring the largest Street New Year Party in the world. The Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre is inundated by requests daily in the later half of the year, for information on the various festivities and events that will be taking place throughout the city. Originally, Edinburgh inhabitants and tourists alike, brought in the New Year by gathering in the Old Town on Hogmanay outside the historic Tron Kirk. As the bells tolled midnight and the old year drew to a close, the revellers would toast each other traditionally with Scottish Whisky and there would be kissing, handshaking and much merriment! Nothing has changed –only the location of the Hogmanay celebrations.

For the last few years Princes Street has become the location for the New Year Street Party, known as Edinburgh Hogmanay, and this gives more opportunity than ever to provide entertainment on the street than would ever have been possible outside the Tron Church on the High Street which was the traditional meeting place for revelers at New Year.

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INTERESTING FACTS & FIGURES

Over one million people (paid admissions) visited Edinburgh Castle last year.

Until recently, the Edinburgh Castle guards have been defending Edinburgh Castle for over 1,000 years.

Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens (on the north side of Edinburgh Castle) were once the festering stagnant waters of "The Nor' Loch", which was drained a few hundred years ago. The gardens are are now Edinburgh's most famous city centre pleasure garden.


Edinburgh Castle Tourist Information

Edinburgh Castle Tourist Information

Opening Times:





Open all year 7 days a week.
1 April to 31 October 9.30am - 6.00pm
Last admission 5.15pm
1 November to 31 March 9.30am - 5.00pm
Last admission 4.15pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

Admission Cost:

Adults £12.00   Children £6.00   Concession £9.50
Address:


Castle Hill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NG. Scotland. 

Telephone:   
 

+44 (0)131 225 9846

Edinburgh Castle Visitor Information

 

Map of Edinburgh Castle

Click on the red icons from number 1 to 16 for a description and a photograph of areas of Edinburgh Castle.

Layout of Edinburgh Castle

 

             
  Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle
  Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse
Gatehouse, Edinburgh Castle
  Edinburgh Castle Half Moon Battery
Half Moon Battery, Edinburgh Castle
 
                   
             
 

Edinburgh Castle Portcullis Gate

Replaced the ruined 14th century Constable's Tower following the Lang Siege of 1571-3. With two outer doors, a portcullis and an inner door it forms a formidable obstacle.
  "Mons Meg"
Mons Meg, Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
  Storehouse and Hospital  
                   
           
  Governor's Ward   New Barracks   Prison
                 
           
 

Vaults

Vaults. Edinburgh Castle
The Scottish crown jewels and regalia at Edinburgh Castle

  Scottish United Services Museum  

Great Hall

Great Hall now houses a collection of weapons and has a hammered bean ceiling. The great hall was built by King James IV.

                 
           
  Edinburgh Castle Palace
Palace - Edinburgh
  Edinburgh Castle War Memorial
War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle
  Reservoir
                 
               
  St Margaret's Chapel on Edinburgh Castle
St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle
           
                 
                 
                 

Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle's Gatehouse Edinburgh Castle's Half Moon Battery Edinburgh Castle's Portcullis Gate Edinburgh Castle's Mills Mount Battery and One o'clock Gun Edinburgh Castle Storehouse and Hospital Governor's Ward at Edinburgh Castle New Barracks at Edinburgh Castle Prison at Edinburgh Castle Vaults at Edinburgh Castle Scottish United Services Museum at Edinburgh Castle Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle Palace at Edinburgh Castle War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle's Reservoir Edinburgh Castle's St Margaret's Chapel

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