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A Sparkling New Gift Shop

25 May 2018

Find out what to expect in the all new Crown Gift Shop, which has recently had a complete makeover
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Wedding wishes

Wedding season is upon us and as you may know creating your wedding gift list can be as daunting as organising the big day itself!

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Dressed to Kilt – Texas Style!

Find out what happened when we took the Edinburgh Castle tweed to Houston for the Dress to Kilt fashion show!

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Well Well Well

Find out about our recent investigation into the oldest, hidden structure within the castle, the Fore Well.

LEGO Landmark

Find out how Warren Elsmore went about creating a LEGO version of Edinburgh Castle – now available to buy in our shop for a limited time only!

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The Year of the Dog

Uncover some ‘bone-afide’ stories from the castle’s history, including our connection to famous pooch Greyfriars Bobby, as we enter the Chinese New Year of the Dog

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A Sparkling Discovery

Uncover the tale of how the Honours of Scotland were lost for a century – and the surprising way they were found again!

Edinburgh Castle and Prisons of War

Rachel Pickering from the Historic Environment Scotland Cultural Resources team explains what life was like for prisoners of war once held at the castle.

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Ticket Giveaway is back!

Find out about the sites opening their doors for free – including Edinburgh Castle – for the Historic Environment Scotland Ticket Giveaway 2017

Behind the Scenes: The Castle Archer!

We spoke to Graham Hamilton, aka Rusty Bodkins, to find out all about a day in the life of an archer at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Selection of Pizzas

It’s October: It’s Pizza Month

We aren’t just talking about pizza because we love it; October is the month dedicated to this scrumptious delight! To celebrate, we caught up with our Pizza Chef, Darren.