20 lesser known facts about the Stone of Destiny – 20 facts for 20 years!

The centuries old Stone of Destiny was winched out of the Coronation Chair inch by inch, taking collection and conservation specialists more than six hours in total to complete the careful operation. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Stone … Continue reading »

Prisoners on the Rock

This Friday, 13 November, is Robert Louis Stevenson day. Born in Edinburgh 165 years ago, Robert Louis Stevenson has become one of the nation’s best loved writers. Famous for his stories of daring and adventure, like Kidnapped, Treasure Island and … Continue reading »

The scourge of evil

Persecution of witches can be dated back to at least the 10th century, and continued throughout the medieval period until well after the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s. Edinburgh Castle was a key location for the witch-hunts at the end … Continue reading »