Visiting Us

Riddle’s Court, a real historic jewel within the city, was originally a 16th Century merchant's house.

It can be found in the heart of Edinburgh’s glorious Old Town only a short 10 minute walk up from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station.  

For those arriving by plane, both trams and buses will drop you outside the railway station.

To find us

Riddle’s Court’s main entrance is situated close to the top of the Royal Mile as you approach Edinburgh Castle, on the left-hand side.

Opening Times: 9:00 – 17:00 Weekdays


We have a wonderful onsite restaurant, Scott's Kitchen, using only the freshest ingredients to create Scottish, seasonal and seriously tasty dishes.

We run guided walking tours of the Old Town by appointment. Advanced booking is essential.

Open Doors events offering you the opportunity to explore the building will be available on the Edinburgh ‘Doors Open Days’ which are in September, and other advertised Open Days that are advertised in the local media and our website. Knowledgeable guides will be on hand, booking is advised for large groups.


Riddles Court



Even though Riddle’s Court is a historic building there is good wheelchair access from the main Royal Mile entrance. However, to avoid the steep curbs directly outside, please exit your car or taxi at the Royal Mile/Upper Bow roundabout.  Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are located on the ground floor. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.

We welcome carers accompanying visitors with disabilities.