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Historic Scotland say no to Olympic Rings at the Castle

Historic Scotland has today issued its decision on the proposal to display the Olympic Rings on Edinburgh Castle. “Historic Scotland has taken the decision not to permit the Olympic Rings to be displayed on the...

Olympic rings at Edinburgh Castle – yes or no?

A huge Olympic logo could be draped across Edinburgh Castle’s walls as a giant advert for the London Olympics.Games organisers have lodged plans to attach an aluminium Olympic insignia to the north face of...

Historic Scotland seeks Edinburgh apprentices

Historic Scotland has launched its campaign to recruit 30 additional apprentices to learn skills like stonemasonry, joinery and painting, which are crucial to Scotland’s construction industry. Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, who made the announcement, highlighted...

St Andrews Day means discounts – and another app

More Scottish visitor and leisure attractions than ever before are to take part in this year's St Andrew's Day celebrations by offering free or discounted offers to the public.On the weekend of November 26...

Trick or Treat yourself at The Balmoral this Hallowe’en

Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral will be offering a bewitching treat this October to celebrate the history of Hallowe'en. Guests at the hotel can get into the spirit of the occasion in the rich surroundings...

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Party comes to Edinburgh

Chocolate lovers, clear your diaries now. In homage to the ultimate tale of chocoholic indulgence, Edinburgh’s Point Hotel is hosting a mouth-watering Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Party on Thursday 27 October. For one night only, all...

What’s all the noise at Edinburgh Castle this weekend?

We have been asked what was causing all the loud bangs in the city centre this weekend and we think we have found the culprits.Edinburgh Castle was the place to be yesterday and today...

Edinburgh Castle enjoys record numbers of visitors

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s number one tourist attraction, welcomed  205,832 visitors to the Castle in August this year, making it the highest number of paying visitors to the Castle in a month since records began. ...

Vote for Edinburgh Castle!

People are being asked to support Edinburgh Castle and vote for it to win the best UK Heritage Attraction.  The Castle has been named by the British Travel Awards as one of the shortlisted...

Tollcross Primary pupils become Gaelic Guides at the Castle

Gaelic Medium Education pupils from Tollcross Primary School in Edinburgh have seen the culmination of weeks of training to become Historic Scotland’s Gaelic speaking Junior Guides at Edinburgh Castle.The pupils gave a costumed performance...

Weddings at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is hosting a wedding open day on Sunday 22nd May from 11:00 to 16:00.  This will give prospective brides and grooms a chance to see the £360,000 newly refurbished facilities at Edinburgh...

Make your Mum Queen for a Day at Edinburgh Castle

This Sunday, celebrate Mother’s Day at Edinburgh Castle - and come face to face with Scottish history's most famous mother, Mary Queen of Scots. In 1566, Mary gave birth at the castle to her only...

Earth Hour in Edinburgh 26th March 2011

Residents in Edinburgh are being urged to show their support for international action on climate change by switching off their lights for WWF’s Earth Hour 2011.This year, WWF is hoping one billion people across...

It’s official! Top Ten Family-friendly cities includes Edinburgh

Edinburgh has been voted among the top ten family-friendly cities in Europe according to Internet travel website Trip Advisor. In fact it was positioned at number Two!  Our fair city was pipped at the...

Half price tickets for Edinburgh Castle – roll up, roll up!

Half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle for this weekend are still available in Historic Scotland’s great ticket giveaway – but as they are in great demand anyone who would like to take advantage of the...

70 year old malt launched at Edinburgh Castle

An extremely rare and valuable malt is the jewel in the crown of a collection of exclusive malt whiskies revealed on Tuesday 8 March at Edinburgh Castle, by Gordon & MacPhail. We were invited...

Historic Places to visit around Edinburgh – for free

Thousands of free tickets to some of the country’s finest and most fascinating heritage attractions – including five in The Lothians - are being offered in Historic Scotland’s special Spring promotion. The great ticket giveaway...

Edinburgh Castle is Number 1

Edinburgh Castle has been confirmed as Scotland’s number one stand alone visitor attraction.The castle saw 1,210,248 people cross its doors in 2010, the highest number of visitors to a single paid or free visitor...

New Executive Manager at Edinburgh Castle

Nick Finnigan has been appointed as Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle, taking over from Barbara Smith. Nick has worked in Historic Scotland since 1989. His extensive experience within the organisation includes managing corporate hospitality, catering,...

Historic boundary wall unearthed at Edinburgh Castle

Excavations for the new Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo stands on the castle esplanade have unearthed remains of the historic boundary which once separated the town from the Castle. The old boundary wall was revealed by...

The Snowman

Have we had enough of this snowman too? Maybe not.......how lovely to think that The Snowman was flying around Edinburgh....to make this film.....[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfiqrkV_ZqI?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&w=480&h=385]

Free entry to Edinburgh Castle

With St Andrew’s Day just over a week away, why not plan to celebrate Scotland’s national day with a visit to one of our country’s great historic sites?Historic Scotland is offering the perfect incentive...

Edinburgh Reporter Chats Number 1 – Baxterbear

The Reporter was 'treekled' to be granted an audience with Baxterbear, a very successful Edinburgh Businessbear. If you have not yet read his life story, and are not sure what 'treekled' means, then the...

Haymarket proposal still branded an eyesore

The relatively new website Offices.org.uk tells us the long, complicated story behind the proposed development of the gap site at Morrison Street, Haymarket.They explain in detail that instead of the planned 17 storey hotel...

Christmas Lunch fit for a Queen

This festive season, you might choose one of Scotland’s most splendid historic venues for a celebration lunch with family or friends.  The stunning stronghold of Edinburgh Castle offers a fairly unique Christmas dining experiences...


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