Our hotels near Edinburgh Castle
The Dunstane Hotel is located only a mile and a half from the mighty Edinburgh Castle. Over a million visitors a year make Edinburgh Castle Scotland’s top paid attraction. It’s easy to see why. Famous the world over as the backdrop to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle has plenty of interest on the inside, too. The Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of the Kingdom’, are on show here, alongside the historic Stone of Destiny. Suits of armour, historic chambers, the National War Museum, National War Memorial and St Margaret’s Chapel add even more to a visit.
It’s worth the cobbled walk up the Royal Mile just for the views over Edinburgh. No buildings are allowed to be built higher than the castle and the citys old and new towns are both stunning and full of history.
Edinburgh Castle is also home to a number of high profile concerts, not least being home to the Edinburgh Tattoo during August.
Its open all year 7 days a week, except Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Summer: 1 April to 31 October 9.30am – 6.00pm, last admission 5.15pm
Winter: 1 November to 31 March 9.30am – 5.00pm, last admission 4.15pm
Admission Cost: Adults £16.00, Children £9.60, Concession £12.80
Edinburgh Castle’s postcode is EH1 2NG and their website is www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk.