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Did you know – the Halloween edition

At this time of year stories tend to take a more gruesome turn as we get ready to celebrate Halloween. Here at the castle, with more than 3,000 years of history, we have no shortage of dark tales. It once … Continue reading »

The Evolution of a Guidebook

Ever since the first of our species slithered, gasping and bug-eyed, from the primordial slime, we guidebook editors have been keenly alert to the importance of evolution. This week a completely new Official Souvenir Guide for Edinburgh Castle has been launched, … Continue reading »

Lest we forget

Last weekend’s Drumhead Service at the castle was a very poignant occasion and one of many events planned across the year to mark the centenary of  the First World War.  At Edinburgh Castle, those lost in battle and those still … Continue reading »

It’s reigning queens at Edinburgh Castle!

This week visitors to the castle will have the opportunity to hear more about three of Scotland’s most iconic female monarchs of the past, Queen Margaret, Mary of Guise and Mary Queen of Scots. On Tuesday 22nd come and hear … Continue reading »

We second that devotion

Welcoming up to 8000 visitors a day, preparing for this year’s Military Tattoo and the impending influx of visitors expected for the Festival and Commonwealth Games, you’d think the staff of Edinburgh Castle had enough to keep them busy but … Continue reading »