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Castle Street

Castle Street will be home to Santa's Grotto, Bumper Cars and the Helter Skelter this year. 

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Castle Street

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Castle Street is fully accessible from both the George Street and Rose Street Entrances. 

We have tried to make the walkways of Edinburgh’s Christmas as even as possible with ramps to stalls where we can, however please note that due to the temporary nature of the site, ramps may occasionally be steeper than 1:12

Santa’s Grotto is fully accessible by wheelchair via a fold out ramp, please make yourself known on arrival to a member of Edinburgh’s Christmas staff who will be happy to help with the fold out ramp.   

There is no ride-wide policy for the suitability of the rides for those with access requirements. This is due to variant conditions – e.g. unfavourable weather, the type of ride – and the nature of the requirements, as some rides will require more support than others. The individual ride operator on the day will determine whether the ride is suitable, for safety reasons, and how they will grant admission.

Pay and display parking for East Princes Street Gardens is available on Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street and Waterloo Place. This is free for Blue Badge holders with no time limit. Full details and locations of street Blue Badge parking bays can be found on the City of Edinburgh Council website at

Sensory backpacks are now available from the box office at Castle Street on request.

The nearest vehicle drop off point for Castle Street is at the George Street entrance.

The nearest bus stops are located on Princes Street and are a 2 minute walk from the site with good bus links to the entire city.  Please see for more detailed information.

If you have any further queries regarding accessibility to Castle Street, please call us directly on 0131 510 0395, Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm or email

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