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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 is open to the public every day of the week from 9.30am to 5.30pm or 4.30pm, depending on the season. Please contact Edinburgh Castle for precise times. The Memorial is closed at Christmas and when events are being held at Edinburgh Castle, such as commemoration services.

Admission to Edinburgh Castle to visit the Memorial only is free of charge on application to Visitor Information. No charge is made for admission to the Memorial itself and the stewards and guides do not accept gratuities.

There is a courtesy bus for the infirm, the disabled and those who find the steep climb to the top too much for them. The Memorial has facilities for disabled access.

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.