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 »

Join Us This Easter!

Celebrate this Easter weekend (Sat 4 & Sun 5 April, 12pm – 4pm) with over 1000 years of Scottish History. From Isabella Buchan, heroine of the Wars of Independence, to a Redcoat soldier and Mary of Guise, take the chance … Continue reading »

Let the wedding planning commence!

I got engaged back in June 2014 in Orkney, which was beautiful and very unexpected! The whirlwind of the engagement was amazing – but as soon as the parties and celebrations stopped, the reality of planning my wedding day became slightly … Continue reading »

Mons Meg MOT update

As Regional Collections Manager for Edinburgh, Rachael Dickson is responsible for the objects and artefacts at Edinburgh Castle and also the Mons Meg Project. In today’s post she explains the processes that have been carried out during the MOT. What’s happened Mons … Continue reading »