Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Castle: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Edinburgh Castle


Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress located atop Castle Rock in the heart of Scotland's capital city. The area is hugely popular with visitors and locals alike thanks to its beautiful panoramic views and extensive history dating back to around the 9th Century BC. A wide range of Edinburgh Castle hotels suit the budget requirements of any visitor. Comfortable and secure three star establishments rub shoulders with luxury five-star hotels in Edinburg Castle, offering impressive views of the castle itself and the surrounding areas.

Top Things about Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital city's skyline and has been the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland for decades with annual visitors often topping one million. Human habitation on the site dates back over a millennia, making it an ideal day out for historical enthusiasts.

It also houses several cafes and restaurants as well as a number of shops.

The 'One O'Clock Gun' has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years. The time signal is fired at 1pm from Monday through Saturday.

Edinburgh Castle Hotels

Accommodation in Edinburgh Castle is primarily grandeur with stunning four- and five-star establishments in classic buildings overlooking the showpiece fortress. These are ideal for travellers aiming to revel in a more upmarket experience. Cheap hotels in Edinburgh can be found on Bread Street where modern décor and conveniences such as complimentary wireless internet access and widescreen televisions are often favoured. 


The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a stunning annual event which takes place on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. The Military tattoos are performed by International and Commonwealth military bands alongside the British Armed Performances. The castle is also a popular venue for famous bands and solo artists.

Getting around by car

Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Castle: 28 min (8.2 mi) via Glasgow Rd/A8

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team