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Edinburgh Castle

Situated in a stunning location on the Castle Rock with unrivalled views over the City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most famous landmark and is available for hire for exclusive corporate and private events

The Queen Anne Building is situated in the heart of the Castle in Crown Square and provides a flexible venue for lunches, meetings, product launches or banqueting.

The Jacobite Room offers a contemporary setting within a historic 18th-century building with magnificent views over Princes Street. With its adjoining room, this area offers a flexible venue for a variety of events.

Guests attending an evening event at the Castle can enjoy a private tour to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny which is housed in the Castle.

For larger groups of up to 800 people, the whole Castle can be hired for a reception. Guests have exclusive access to the Castle’s highlights including the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Great Hall and the Royal Apartments.

Edinburgh Castle can also offer an exclusive facility for daytime events in the 19th-century Gatehouse Suite. This area provides an ideal setting for small corporate meetings. The adjoining private terrace which overlooks the Royal Mile lends itself particularly to summer champagne receptions.

City Centre

0.7 Miles


Edinburgh Castle

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Theatre 150
  • Classroom 60
  • Banquet 120
  • Reception 800
  • Boardroom 50

General information

  • Disabled Access Yes
  • Outdoor Grounds No
  • WiFi No
  • Parking Yes


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  • Scottish Tourism Board Awards: 5 stars
  • Green Tourism Award – Gold
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