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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. ...

Rullion Green – battlefield of national importance?

Historic Scotland has prepared the second of three tranches of Scotland’s most important battlefields to be considered for inclusion in ‘The Inventory of Historic Battlefields’, and includes Rullion Green in Midlothian on that list. The...

Getting out of Edinburgh – Edzell Castle

The Lindsay family has a long association with Edzell Castle. Join the Historic Saltire Society on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August from 12:00 noon until 4:00pm, as they return to the 15th century...

Getting out of Edinburgh – Aberdour Castle

Discover devious plots and murderous intentions with Mary Queen of Scots and the Lords of Misrule at Aberdour Castle!On Sunday 24th July, from 12:00 until 4:00 you can see the colourful Royal Arrival of...

VisitScotland app hits the Top 5 on iTunes

An innovative iPhone app launched by VisitScotland at the end of last year is sitting above the likes of Tripadvisor and British Airways in iTunes’ top free travel apps chart, boasting more than 15,000...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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