School children at the Discover Edinburgh Castle activity

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Capture their interest and fire their imagination. Let learners experience history right where it happened. Edinburgh Castle is alive with exciting tales of its time as a royal residence, military fortress and prison of war.

Edinburgh Castle is a national resource for learning which can benefit groups from all sectors of society. Exploring Scotland’s historic environment connects learners of all ages with their local heritage and inspires creativity. Taking learning outdoors also promotes health and well-being.

Free Education Visits

好福利app下载We offer Free Education Visits from September to May for schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and other qualifying groups. Charges apply during peak season from May to August inclusive.

To enquire about a self-led visit to Edinburgh Castle please fill out our

Activities for Schools

好福利app下载Edinburgh Castle offers a programme of hands on learning activities covering a range of topics and stages. Our fun and engaging activities are a great way to deliver curriculum for excellence.

Heritage Travel Subsidy for Schools

好福利app下载Scottish schools can apply for support with travel costs.

Support for teachers and group leaders

To help you plan your visit and we offer:

  • If your group has additional support needs please contact us and we will be happy to provide advice on how to help make the most of your visit 

Community Learning and Development

好福利app下载Edinburgh Castle can support lifelong learning and wellbeing projects for youth work, community groups and adult learners. If you and your group are interested in visiting or discussing a project please get in touch.

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Learning Services

Telephone:+44 (0)131 652 8155/8156好福利app下载

Email:learning@hes.scot

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