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Catch a glimpse behind the scenes at Edinburgh Castle as staff members blog about life at Edinburgh's famous landmark.

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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 »

Waterloo’s feared grey horses to ride again

Edinburgh Castle recently hosted the start of a countdown to a very special celebration On Wednesday 18th June Brigadier Mel Jameson, chairman of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Waterloo 200 committee, started the 12 month countdown to the 200th anniversary of … Continue reading »