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The castle’s pyrotechnic history!

As the Edinburgh Festival slowly draws to a close, we are preparing for the spectacular Virgin Money fireworks display. The display will be choreographed with the beautiful sounds of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and begins tonight (Monday 31st August) at … Continue reading »

The Origins of the One O’clock Gun

Many visitors to Edinburgh Castle look forward to seeing one of our highlights. It fires at one o’clock from Mills Mount every day, except Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day. It is, of course, the One O’clock Gun. The One O’clock … Continue reading »

Can we make it a fifth year running?

We are delighted to nominated for Best UK Heritage attraction in this year’s British Travel Awards! It is a great accolade for the castle to receive and we’d be thrilled if we could make it a fifth year in a … Continue reading »