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 »

The Grandeur of the Great Hall

Here on the blog we are looking at the Great Hall, a popular place in the castle to visit. This magnificent building was completed in 1512 built for James IV and its main purpose was to serve as the chief place … Continue reading »

Renaissance Fashion

With the launch of Edinburgh Fashion Week this weekend, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to look back at fashion during the Renaissance period! In Renaissance Europe, clothing marked out the rich and powerful. This wasn’t just a matter … Continue reading »

10 Things You Probably Never Knew about Edinburgh Castle

Last year we had the pleasure in producing a brand new Official Souvenir Guide for Edinburgh Castle, featuring new text, new images and a completely revamped design. You may have already spotted it in our shops! Recent research has thrown … Continue reading »