Up until the end of March, Royal Highland Show tickets can be secured at a reduced price – but that will end in April with a UK government VAT rate increase.

the Royal Highland Show will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on June 23 to 26.  Right now, tickets for the event can be bought for £30 (plus service charge), but they will increase to £32.50 (plus service charge) on April 1.

In a change from the show's usual format, showgoers are required to pre-purchase entry tickets for specific days – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – and car parking tickets in advance. Tickets will not be available to purchase on the gate.

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After a few years of Covid-reduced events, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland expect the 200th anniversary event to sell out, so advise visitors to book early to avoid disappointment.

As always, children aged 15 and will go free when accompanied by a paying adult – but free child tickets still need to be ordered in advance alongside adult tickets to permit entry.

Parking is charged at £15 per day, two-day parking at £20, and four-day parking at £25, all of which must be bought in advance from the Royal Highland Show website.