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Out-of-hours tours

Information on our travel trade exclusive out-of-hours tours of Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle.

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Give your guests an unforgettable experience: the chance to explore two of our most magnificent sites with no one else around. You can now book out-of-hours tours of Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle for the early morning or evening.

An expert guide will walk you through each castle’s rich history and bring to life the principal characters of its past. We can arrange catering during your visit.

A private tour of Edinburgh Castle includes viewings of the:

  • Honours of Scotland – the Scottish Crown Jewels
  • Stone of Destiny
  • Royal Palace
  • Prisons of War exhibition
  • St Margaret’s Chapel
  • Mons Meg

A Stirling Castle private tour takes in the:

  • magnificent Renaissance Royal Palace
  • Great Hall
  • Chapel Royal
  • medieval kitchens


Get in touch now for an idea of costs and to plan your private tour.

Events Sales Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8973
Email: functions@hes.scot