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It’s October: It’s Pizza Month

13 October 2017

We aren’t just talking about pizza because we love it; October is the month dedicated to this scrumptious delight! To celebrate, we caught up with our Pizza Chef, Darren.

People Behind the Processes: The Designer

Meet Victoria, a Designer at Knockando Woolmill, and find out how she approached creating a bespoke tweed for Edinburgh Castle

The Discovery of David’s Tower

Find out how in 1912, three respected scholars rediscovered a lost landmark that once dominated Edinburgh Castle – David’s Tower.

woman with red hair holds tweed backpack and wears tweed scarf as she looks at the camera

People Behind the Processes: The Buyer

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…