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Edinburgh Castle and its collection

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This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. Edinburgh Castle features exhibits related to Weapons and War. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: The Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, The National War Museum of Scotland, The Stone of Destiny, The One o’ Clock Gun and Mons Meg.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

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Visitor information Edinburgh Castle

Opening hours

Summer (1 Apr - 30 Sep) : Daily 9.30am - 6pm
Winter (1 Oct - 31 Mar): Daily 9.30am - 5pm

Admission

5 – 15£11.50
16 – 59£19.50
60+£16.00

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

, Edinburgh

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Exhibitions

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Edinburgh Castle Reviews

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  • Anne
    Anne • Mar 19, 2019

    We visited Edinburgh for a long weekend and the Edinburgh Castle was one of our favourite places. At £18.50 it was quite expensive but there was so much to see and do that we spent over 4 hours here and didn’t even see everything! The audio guide for this castle was nice as it allowed us to navigate at our own pace. There are also great views of Edinburgh and if you visit, please don't forget to be around for the gun at 1!

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