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Is Edinburgh Castle disabled friendly?

Is Edinburgh Castle disabled friendly?

Visitors access the castle over a wooden-slatted bridge. Two manual wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon entering the castle, there is a set of adapted toilets to your left, and the ticket office to your right – both reached over an uneven cobbled surface.

Can you get into Edinburgh Castle for free?

Free and discounted admission English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. You must book online in advance.

What are the main features of Edinburgh Castle?

Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. With a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress, it is alive with many exciting tales. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens – and even the odd pirate or two.

Can you just walk into Edinburgh Castle?

Waverley is Edinburgh’s main and most central station. It’s just a short walk to the castle, which can be seen from the station exits – though it’s uphill all the way. Haymarket Station, also in the city centre, is to the west of Princes Street.

Can you smoke in Edinburgh Castle?

Edinburgh Castle is a no smoking venue.

What is the significance of Edinburgh Castle?

Edinburgh Castle is the traditional repository of the Honours of Scotland, the country’s crown jewels. A more ancient relic of Scottish royalty is the Stone of Scone (or Stone of Destiny), which arrived at the castle only in 1996, exactly 700 years after it was removed to England.

What is the purpose of the Edinburgh Castle?

The castle now serves as a military station and is home to the Scottish National War Memorial. It is also host to the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It is home to the Crown Jewels (the Honours of Scotland) and also the Stone of Destiny since its return to Scotland from Westminster, in 1996.

Is Edinburgh Castle built on a volcano?

Edinburgh Castle was built on a volcano. Built on top of an extinct volcano called Castle Rock , its location made it one of the best defended fortresses in Scotland.

Do you have to have a disability to go to Edinburgh 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.

Can you go to Edinburgh Castle without a ticket?

All visitors, including members, must book their time slot and admission tickets to the castle before entering. Unfortunately, you will not be permitted to visit the castle without a ticket. We are releasing admission tickets in fortnightly rotations.

Do you have to have mod 90 to get into Edinburgh Castle?

You must collect your carer admission ticket from the Group and Pre-paid tickets, just inside the castle. Current members of the British Armed Forces receive free entry on showing a valid MOD 90 card at the ticket office. This applies to the serving member only.

Is the Edinburgh Castle defender of the nation?

Edinburgh Castle Defender of the Nation. Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe, Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.