Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

About Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
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Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.

Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been and inspired by it.

In the 1600s, the castle became a military base. Some buildings were rebuilt and new ones were raised to house a huge garrison - and provide a secure jail for prisoners of war.

The military presence remains unbroken, but over the last 200 years the castle has become a national icon. It is now Scotland's leading tourist attraction, and a key element of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

Come to the castle and hear the rest of the story.


Upcoming Events at Edinburgh Castle

Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

2nd June 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

9th June 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

11th June 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Il Divo

Il Divo

13th July 2018
Record-breaking classical crossover group, Il Divo include a date at Edinburgh Castle on 13th July as part of their 'Castles & Country Tour'.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

19th July 2018
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds return to Edinburgh Castle as part of their 2018 tour on July 21st!
Bananarama

Bananarama

20th July 2018
Making their Edinburgh Castle debut, Bananarama will play their first ever outdoor gig on Friday 20 July.
Del Amitri

Del Amitri

21st July 2018
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018.
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

14th November 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.

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Popular Events

Hidden Door Festival 2018
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.
Sunshine On Leith
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns from 25th-27th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!

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