Burns for Beginners

On Wednesday the 25th of January people around the world, not just Scotland, will celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, also commonly known as ‘Rabbie Burns’. Burns Suppers normally consisting of haggis neeps and tatties (turnip and potato) … Continue reading »

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 »

The Evolution of a Guidebook

Ever since the first of our species slithered, gasping and bug-eyed, from the primordial slime, we guidebook editors have been keenly alert to the importance of evolution. This week a completely new Official Souvenir Guide for Edinburgh Castle has been launched, … Continue reading »

We second that devotion

Welcoming up to 8000 visitors a day, preparing for this year’s Military Tattoo and the impending influx of visitors expected for the Festival and Commonwealth Games, you’d think the staff of Edinburgh Castle had enough to keep them busy but … Continue reading »

Did you know? – 5 more castle facts

Since our last blog seemed to go down so well we thought we would treat you all to 5 more intriguing facts you might not know about Edinburgh Castle.