People Behind the Processes: The Buyer

8 September 2017

Go behind the scenes with Jackie, a Buyer at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), as she explains why and how we developed a bespoke Edinburgh Castle Tweed
View of the west defences and hospital of Edinburgh Castle from Princes Gardens, Ross fountain in the foreground (with seagull) Edinburgh Castle

Celebrating deaf history at the castle

On Saturday 9 September 2017, we’re holding our first day of British Sign Language (BSL) tours at Edinburgh Castle.

People Behind the Processes: The Marketeer

Tweed has always been one of our best sellers and as our sales figures continued to reflect its popularity all year round, we knew the creation of our very own Edinburgh Castle tweed would be a winner. Our newly created line not…

The Royal Military Tattoo: A night to remember

As the stands are now fully complete on the castle esplanade, this can only mean one thing – The Royal Military Tattoo is just around the corner! The Royal Military Tattoo will be taking centre stage on the castle’s esplanade from 4–…

Completed green velvet wall hanging

A stitch in time

In 2014 a sewing group with a mission was set up in Edinburgh. The name of the Group is the Heritage Sewing Group, and their mission was to make a replica of the Marian Hanging- but here is the catch,…

A Tea Room fit for Royalty

Our Tea Room has recently had a makeover, with new lighting, soft furnishings and interior décor which we are very excited to share with you. The walls have been painted a rich Dutch blue, embellished with touches of copper/ brass,…

Crown of Scotland, on display as part of the Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle

Top 10 Royal facts of Edinburgh Castle

Now that it is February, we celebrate the month of Royalty for the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology so we thought we would catch up with Janice one of our guides for her top 10 royal facts of Edinburgh…

Frank the tour guide

Farewell to Frank

As we say goodbye to January (can you believe it) we also say goodbye to one of our longest standing guides, Frank. Before his departure we caught up with him to ask him about his time at Edinburgh Castle. How…

Euan in front of Edinburgh Castle

Meet the team – Euan in our Admissions Team

We caught up with Euan from our admissions team to find out more about his role at the castle. What were you doing before working at Edinburgh Castle? I trained as a teacher and taught Religious Studies for a few…

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)…

Edinburgh Castle and fountain in princess street gardens with snow

Oh what a year!

It’s traditional to look back and bid farewell to the old year, so before the clock strikes midnight on the 31st of December, we wanted to share with you our calendar highlights of 2016… for Auld Lang Syne! With Robert…