Where Is Edinburgh Castle?

Edinburgh Castle is famous across the world but exactly where is Edinburgh Castle?  Read on to find out…

Ah, there's Edinburgh Castle!

Edinburgh Castle is in the city of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle is in the very centre of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is a fortress positioned  on top the volcanic Castle Rock. Castle Rock is the plug of an extinct volcano, which was created some 350 million years ago.

There has been a royal castle here since at least the the 12th century. The castle is owned by the Ministry of Defence, but most of the buildings are looked after by Historic Scotland. Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most-visited tourist attraction.

When you are in the centre of Edinburgh you can not fail to miss the castle. It is very imposing and can be seen from miles around. Buildings may obstruct your view from some parts of the city but the castle is never too far away from view.

For those driving to Edinburgh and want to use satellite navigation (SatNav) to find the castle then the address is Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG, Scotland, UK. There is no car park fro Edinburgh Castle but you can park at the near by multi-story car park at Castle Terrace and Johnston Terrace.

If you come here by train the nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley, the main train station in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is a 10 minute walk up hill.

For those coming by bus you will need to get Edinburgh Central Bus Station and then Edinburgh Castle is a 20 minute walk away.

To get to Edinburgh Castle by air fly to Edinburgh Castle and a taxi journey to Edinburgh Castle will take about 20 minutes.

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