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Trains to Edinburgh Castle

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How to get to Edinburgh Castle by train

Edinburgh Waverley is the nearest train station to Edinburgh Castle. It’s just a ten-minute walk from the train station to the castle, and you should be able to see it as soon as you leave the station. From Edinburgh Waverley, head west along Market Street until it becomes Mound Place and then Ramsay Lane. It’s then a short walk up the steep Castlehill.

CrossCountry provides direct services to Edinburgh Waverley from all over England, Scotland, and Wales. So, whether you’re travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh or Newcastle to Edinburgh, don’t forget to book your tickets to see this iconic landmark in advance.

About Edinburgh Castle

It’s easy to see why Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most visited tourist attractions. Sitting proudly atop Castle Rock in the middle of the city centre, the castle is an iconic monument steeped in history.

Edinburgh Castle dates back to at least the twelfth century. The oldest section is St Margaret’s Chapel, which was erected around 900 years ago. This was followed by the Great Hall in the early 16th century, the Half Moon Battery in the late 16th century, and the Scottish National War Memorial just after the First World War – among others.

Thought it dominates the Edinburgh skyline, it’s inside the castle where you really begin to understand its history. Hear the One o’Clock Gun, discover the Stone of Destiny, or marvel at Mons Meg. You can search for the castle’s secrets yourself or take a guided tour to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Recognised by many as “the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world”, visit Edinburgh Castle yourself to see what makes it so special.

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