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Edinburgh Castle and Prisons of War

17 November 2017

Rachel Pickering from the Historic Environment Scotland Cultural Resources team explains what life was like for prisoners of war once held at the castle.
two children outside a castle jump for joy as a renaissance queen looks on in the background

Ticket Giveaway is back!

Find out about the sites opening their doors for free – including Edinburgh Castle – for the Historic Environment Scotland Ticket Giveaway 2017

Behind the Scenes: The Castle Archer!

We spoke to Graham Hamilton, aka Rusty Bodkins, to find out all about a day in the life of an archer at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Selection of Pizzas

It’s October: It’s Pizza Month

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,…