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The Scotch Whisky Experience

Visitor Attraction

The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile
Telephone (01312) 200441
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Edinburgh's Scotch whisky home, next to Edinburgh Castle

Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process.

Experience for yourself the varying aromas of our regional whiskies and whether you like fruity, sweet or smoky flavours our experts will help you select your perfect dram.

Enter the vault containing the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting of your dram.

Conclude your visit exploring Scotland’s whisky history from the very beginnings of a cottage industry through to the global success of today.

Whisky Bar over 450 Single Malts, Blends, Scotch Whisky Liqueurs and Cocktails.

Something for everyone

15 Languages, Fully wheelchair accessible.

Amber Restaurant, Whisky and Gift Shop

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The Scotch Whisky Experience is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, beside Edinburgh Castle. You can plan your journey by car or public transport using a journey planning website such as Travel Line Scotland or The AA Route Planner; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is EH1 2NE.

On foot

We are in the heart of Edinburgh city centre and therefore within easy walking distance of the main transport links and central hotels and attractions.


The nearest railway station is Waverley Station (0.6 miles away).

There are taxi ranks located outside of the railway station at the Market Street exit.


There are no buses that go directly to the Scotch Whisky Experience however there are many stops in the surrounding area. For information about city bus ticket options see Lothian Buses. Buses 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31, 33, 37 and 49 all cross over, and stop on North Bridge; it is then a 0.4 mile walk to the Scotch Whisky Experience.


Edinburgh Trams offer a tram service from the airport, which stops 0.5 miles from the Scotch Whisky Experience. For information about city tram ticket options see Edinburgh Trams website.


When entering Edinburgh following signs for “city centre” and “attractions”. You can approach from Johnstone Terrace, The Mound leading to Bank Street, George IV Bridge and the Lawnmarket. The High Street and Ramsay Lane are closed to traffic. On street parking is available on Johnston Terrace. You can pay with coins in the meter or by mobile phone.

There is also a multi story car park on Castle Terrace. The postcode for your sat nav is EH1 2EW and it is located 0.4 miles from the main entrance of the Scotch Whisky Experience.

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