The nearest train station to Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh Waverley. Edinburgh Castle is located in the centre of Edinburgh and is a short walk from Waverley train station - albeit up a pretty steep hill! Edinburgh Waverley Station is the main railway station in Edinburgh and as such many direct rail services are available. The station is situated on the east end of Princes Street, whilst the Castle should be visible upon exiting the station.
A visit to Edinburgh Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar. Plus, once you're finished, you can have a wander around historic Edinburgh - there's so much to explore!
For more information about opening times, visit Edinburgh Castle's website.
|Weekdays||05:00 - 23:59|
|Saturday||05:00 - 23:59|
|Sunday||07:00 - 23:59|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Left Luggage phone number||0131 558 3829|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php|
|Shops note||Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
Located on concourse Located by the ticket office
|Bureau de Change||Available|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Assistance is available from welcome hosts, the travel centre, and the mobility assistance office as well as the customer information point in the main concourse
The Mobility Assistance Room is currently under renovation and is temporarily located upstairs in the Virgin Trains East Coast passenger lounge next to platform 11
|Customer Service notes|
Please ask a welcome host or at the travel centre / mobility assistance room or at the customer information point in the centre of the main concourse
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||04:00 - 00:45|
|06:00 - 00:45|
|Carpark name||New Street: Long Stay|
|Car parking spaces||617|
|Cycle storage spaces||223|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Cycle storage can be found in the station: by the lift at Platform 2 (37 spaces) Platform 3 (68 Spaces) and adjacent to Platform 19 (86 Spaces). Additional cycle spaces are available in New Street car park (32 spaces).
|Cycle storage notes||Please do not leave panniers, bags or trailers attached to bicycles or racks. Panniers, bags or trailers attached to bicycles will be removed and deposited in lost property, a fee may be charged for their return.|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
There is step free access to all parts of the station with lifts and escalators giving access to the platforms
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis can be located on Waverley Bridge (exit 2) please note this includes a steep incline. There is also a temporary taxi rank on Market Street exit 3 which can be accessed by lifts
Virgin Trains East Coast:
ScotRail: Lounge facilities on request between the following times
Virgin Trains East Coast lounge is opposite platform 11, ScotRail lounge is on Platform 14
Tickets Accepted in ScotRail First Class Lounge
All First Class.
Tickets Accepted in Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounge
All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Sleepers
Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges.
Toilets/Fax/Printer/Meeting rooms, TV, newspapers, screens with updated train information, fax, telephone
Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits
About Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress perched above the city skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland. Research undertaken in 2014 identified Edinburgh Castle fell foul to 26 sieges in its 1100-year-old history, giving it a claim to having been "the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world". Despite this, and due to numerous renovations, the castle still stands in great standing and impeccable condition given its age.
The castle is currently Scotland's most visited tourist attraction, bringing in over 1.4 million visitors per year.