"Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock, which has been occupied by humans since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear."
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- The castle is reached across the esplanade – a wide area of smooth tarmac, with an uphill gradient of 5 degrees. The esplanade is 110m long. There are cobbled areas on site. For more information, please visit our website. Two manual wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. The Redcoat Café has step-free access. Seating will be available, but the doors and windows will be kept open for ventilation, so the space may be cool and draughty.
- Parking is available near the castle entrance on the esplanade for Blue Badge holders. These are limited and must be booked in advance by calling 0131 225 9846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Castle Terrace NCP is the nearest car park. A mobility vehicle to Crown Square is available on request, and can be arranged by staff at the castle entrance. The car has been adapted to allow physical distancing. It can accommodate most wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters, but this is dependent on their dimensions. For more information, please visit our website.
- Upon entering the castle, there is a set of adapted toilets to your left. The café toilets will not be available at this time. Temporary portable toilets will be provided, but the nearest accessible toilet is in Crown Square at the top of the castle (speak to staff for access).
- Only assistance dogs are permitted, including within roofed areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time in the castle or vehicles. Owners must pick up after dogs. Visitors' dogs are not permitted at the castle.
- In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required. We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.
- An audio guide is available to hire from the ticket office. It is free to blind and partially sighted visitors, or can be downloaded and played on your own device. The handsets operate by a push button system.
- Visual Stories for Autistic Visitors are available on our website.