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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle boldly stands atop a hill for all of Edinburgh to see. Visitors to Edinburgh Castle will walk the same halls as royalty did once upon a time. As time passed, the well-located complex became a military garrison and, now, an historic site. Several museums are located on the castle grounds. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Edinburgh Castle every summer to experience the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is comprised of musical and military drum performances. You will hear the One O’Clock Gun note the time at 13:00 daily except for Sundays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day.

  • See the beautiful views of Edinburgh from St. Margaret’s Chapel, part of Edinburgh Castle and the oldest building in the city, built in the 1100s for private use by royal family members.
  • Tour the National War Museum of Scotland, housed in a portion of Edinburgh Castle that used to be barracks but now serves as a historical and educational centre about Scotland’s military past.
  • Watch the re-enactment of important events in Scottish history in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.

Fly into Scotland via Edinburgh International Airport, located just west of Edinburgh. An Airlink Express bus transports guests from the airport to the city centre often throughout the day. A Lothian city bus can also bring you to and around town. Trains and cars provide alternative methods of getting to Edinburgh Castle from outside the area, though driving within the city can be frustrating and expensive. You may wish to travel between attractions using the tram or other public transportation. You may even want to walk, since most Edinburgh attractions are not more than 15 minutes apart.

Hotels near Edinburgh Castle

137 hotels near Edinburgh Castle

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

3 The Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

4 The Royal Scots Club

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

30 Abercromby Place Map

The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh Hotel combines the convenience of all the facilities and amenities offered by an elegant hotel with the comfort and cosiness of one's own home. GeneralThe conference... More

5 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 29 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

6 Fraser Suites Edinburgh

4 stars
4.8 / 5 11 reviews

12-26 St Giles Street Map

Fraser Suites Edinburgh invites chic business and holiday travellers to elegant urban retreat that features classy and stylish accommodations set right in the heart of Edinburgh. While in the... More

7 Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5 stars
4.9 / 5 13 reviews

Princes Street Map

Housed in a former Victorian railway hotel, teeming with top-notch facilities and lavish furnishings, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel creates a luxurious haven for travellers exploring the... More

8 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 46 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

9 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 31 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

10 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More