Coronavirus/COVID-19. Edinburgh Castle and The Scottish National War Memorial are closed to visitors with an expectation that the Castle will re-open on Friday 30th April.
The Memorial office is now open and we are now able to process any orders for guidebooks, certificates or roll extracts.
The Scottish National War Memorial is located in the heart of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. It is found within the walls of Edinburgh Castle.
The Memorial is a 15 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and the Edinburgh City Centre Bus Station and it is five miles from Edinburgh Airport. Car parking is available in the Castle area, but not on the Castle Esplanade.
The Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle is open to the public every day of the week from 9.30am to 6.00pm or 5.00pm, depending on the season. Please note that last entry is an hour prior to the Castle’s closing time. Please contact Historic Environment Scotland at Edinburgh Castle for precise opening times Tel: +44 (0)131 225 9846
Please note that when the Castle is open, it will not be possible to visit the Memorial only between 1230 and 1330 and when ceremonial events e.g gun salutes on the Queen’s birthday, are taking place in the Castle. Please check the Castle website for dates of Ceremonial events before your visit www.edinburghcastle.scot/whats-on/public-performances
The Memorial is also closed at Christmas and when commemoration services are being held.
Admission to Edinburgh Castle to visit the Memorial only is free of charge on application to the Group and Pre-paid ticket office just inside the Castle. If you only wish to visit the Memorial, you will be asked to provide some brief details at the office and will then be escorted to and from the Memorial. Please note that you will not have an opportunity to visit any other parts of the Castle.
If you wish to visit the Castle as well as the Memorial, you must pay an admission charge.
The best price for entry to the castle is online. https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/plan-your-visit/tickets
Visitors are respectfully asked to remember that this is a Shrine to those who gave their lives in the service of their country. Please respect the privacy of those paying homage by refraining from photography of any kind and maintaining a respectful silence.
The Scottish National War Memorial is a charitable trust and donations towards the upkeep of the Memorial are always welcome. Donation boxes are to be found in the Memorial Hall and Porch.