Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Record numbers flock to Edinburgh castle

The country's top tourist attraction has set a new record by pulling over 200,000 visitors last month.

Staff fail to catch injured fox at large in the castle

THEY are renowned for being cunning, and one city-dwelling fox has lived up to that reputation by managing to outsmart staff at Edinburgh's top tourist destination.

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Join Queen of Scots at Castle

Mary, Queen of Scots will appear at the heart of a series of costumed performances at Edinburgh Castle to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday.

Exploring Edinburgh Castle's Devil's Elbow

Cold, dark and musty and with only few strands of straw for comfort against a floor of sharp-edged rock, the vaults on Edinburgh Castle's Devil's Elbow would have been one last horrendous stop for those on their way to the gallows.

Castle unveils new manager

EDINBURGH Castle has appointed a new executive manager.

Profile: Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle attracts around 1.2 million visitors every year and is Scotland's top paid-for attraction.

I'll bring Edinburgh Castle to life for the locals says new boss of famous attraction

THE new "king" of Edinburgh Castle carefully positions himself in front of Mons Meg, taking meticulous care to disguise the small sign which warns visitors against climbing on the famous canon.

Arcade Fire to blaze a trail at new Edinburgh Castle arena

IT has played host to old time favourites such as Cliff Richard, Donny Osmond and Rod Stewart.

Edinburgh Castle uncovered: Exploring the ruins of David's Tower

Perched on the jagged remnants of an extinct volcano and lambasted to the point of destruction many a time since its establishment in the 12th century Edinburgh Castle is a geographical and architectural marvel.

Unpublished Burns letter found at Castle

AN unpublished letter by Robert Burns has been found at a castle.

Overseas invasion makes Edinburgh king of the castles in visitor numbers

Scotland's top tourist attractions have enjoyed their best ever summer season, with almost 2.5 million visitors flocking through their doors.

Edinburgh Castle crowns summer glory with record September

VISITORS flocking to Edinburgh Castle have given the attraction a record-breaking tourism boom.

Call for Saltire to be flown at Edinburgh Castle

The Scottish Government today faced calls to erect a new flagpole at Edinburgh Castle allowing the Saltire to fly above the Union flag.

Youngsters dress the part to deliver history to Castle tourists

THEIR teachers tell them it was where Mary Queen of Scots sought refuge and where the grim plot to kill her lover Lord Darnley was hatched.

Gun salute to honour Kirk Assembly

GUNNERS from the Capital's 105 Regiment Royal Artillery will fire a 21-gun salute at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday to mark the opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle voted city's trump card as only one in ten visitors lured by Festival

ALMOST three-quarters of overseas visitors to Edinburgh are lured to Scotland's capital by its rich heritage and historic backdrop, a new survey has revealed.

Historic discovery of medieval defences at Edinburgh Castle

MEDIEVAL defences hidden for 250 years have been unearthed at Edinburgh Castle.

Castle closed to visitors as 60mph winds batter Capital

EDINBURGH Castle had to close its doors to tourists for the first time in more than a year, after extreme weather raised fears about the safety of visitors.

Bad hair day for Edinburgh castle and Camilla

FROM its lofty position, Edinburgh Castle has seen off many an attack over the centuries. But yesterday, the famous fortress was forced to surrender.

Learn about the evolution of Christmas

THE story of Christmas is to be told in a special event at Edinburgh Castle, as part of this year's seasonal celebrations.

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