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The Year of the Goat

In the spirit of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat, here is an intriguing story from a tempestuous period in Edinburgh Castle’s history. September 1745 was a troubled time in Edinburgh. The Jacobite army had arrived, led by … Continue reading »

Raise a pint for the castle

This week sees the launch of Edinburgh Castle 80/-, a new beer produced in partnership with Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery. The launch of the first official Edinburgh Castle beer is extra special during the Year of Food and Drink 2015, which … Continue reading »

Feeding the castle

Hi, my name is Adrian Knibbs, I’ve been the head chef here at Edinburgh Castle for nearly five years.  I was born in Auckland, New Zealand but have been living in Edinburgh now for 16 years, more than long enough … Continue reading »