The Origins of the One O’clock Gun

Many visitors to Edinburgh Castle look forward to seeing one of our highlights. It fires at one o’clock from Mills Mount every day, except Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day. It is, of course, the One O’clock Gun. The One O’clock … Continue reading »

Waterloo Colours: Time Lapse Video

Today (30th April), saw two rare Regimental flags put on show in the Great Hall,  commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. They will be on display until 31st August 2015. Enjoy our time lapse video taken by … Continue reading »

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This Friday, the World famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will celebrate the Year Of Natural Scotland and “Our Wonderful World”. Over 220,000 visitors will witness a unique and truly spectacular event with pipers and drummers from all over the globe, … Continue reading »

Military Matters

Edinburgh Castle has long been associated with the armed forces and to this day is still a working military base regularly playing host to our armed forces. Last week 250 crew members were granted freedom of the city following the … Continue reading »