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Christmas Lunches!

7 December 2018

The castle was once a place of royal celebrations, feasts and ceremonies and to this date we still know how to entertain and fill your belly with delicious treats! Warning you may get hungry!
A lady gazing up at the displays at Edinburgh Castle's new exhibition

Fight for the Castle

Read the story behind our first new permanent exhibition at Edinburgh Castle since the installation of the Prisons of War exhibition in 2002.

Photo of a ceramic remembrance poppy from the the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" at the Tower of London in 2014

A Curator’s Guide to The Poppy

We caught up with Elaine Edwards from NMS, about their new exhibition The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance at the National War Museum within the castle.

family tree painted on the wall of the Mary Room with a bust of Mary Queen of Scots in the background

Proud Mary

Discover our top 10 stories about Mary Queen of Scots and her famous family.

An artist's impression of Edinburgh Castle fromed using colourful neon lines.

One (k)night only!

We are thrilled to reveal the programme for our one (k)night only, after hours event at the castle…

The Castle and Europe

The castle boasts countless connections to the continent from an 11th-century saint born in Hungary all the way through to the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest.

There’s Something About Mary

Check out what’s been happening in the Mary Room, within the Royal Palace.

That’s My Jam

We are buzzing to share the story of Heather Hills Farm – the Scottish producer of the delicious handcrafted jam available in our gift shop. 

Love Castle

With the ending of a certain programme on TV we thought we would look into some of the more ‘racy’ stories of the castle. You don’t have to be a Love Island fan to enjoy these tales!

A Sparkling New Gift Shop

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

Close up of a table with petals, chocolates and place names

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!