Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg, the world’s most famous medieval gun is to have an MOT.

  Mons Meg, the world’s most famous medieval gun is to have an MOT. The six tonne cannon was transported from Edinburgh Castle this morning (Monday 19th January) for specialist restoration and conservation work. Mons Meg was lifted by crane in the morning, in a tightly-controlled operation involving specialist personnel. She has now been moved […]

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PHOTOS – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an unmissable show on the Edinburgh calendar. 2014 was another sold out year of the greatest show in Scotland. Below are a selection of images from our visits to this year’s production. Tweet

The 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

FEATURE – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle It’s on our doorstep, many of us pass it every day at least once. But how many Edinburgh residents have actually visited the castle? It’s an extremely busy place in the peak summer months, but the winter months provide a great opportunity to explore this iconic landmark when there are fewer tourists in […]


FESTIVAL NEWS – Fireworks Fridays at Edinburgh Castle, 26 July, 2 August, 9 August 2013

Festival Countdown begins with Fireworks Fridays at Edinburgh Castle Today, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and sponsor Virgin Money launch Fireworks Fridays, a weekly celebration leading up to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, the spectacular annual event which brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a close. On Friday 26 July, there will be a […]

NEWS – Edinburgh Olympic Torch route 13th and 14th June 2012

Edinburgh Olympic Torch route 2012 The 2012 Olympic torch is coming back to Edinburgh. It made a brief visit to the city last August, but is coming back to town on the 26th and 27th days of its epic 70 day journey to London. You can read more about the people who were selected to […]

St Andrew’s Day celebrations finale, Edinburgh Castle

A large crowd braved the cold last night to help bring Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations to a spectacular close. The Castle Esplanade was brought to life in a dramatic display of fire and ice. Local schoolchildren clutched their handmade lanterns as the Stockbridge Pipe Band played a selection of tunes in front of the […]

PHOTO – Edinburgh Castle, early morning

It was a beautiful Autumn morning yesterday and now that the Edinburgh Tattoo seating has been dismantled from the esplanade, there really is no better time to get a picture of Edinburgh Castle. You just need to get there before 9.15am as that’s when they start allowing the tourists to queue to get in for […]

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh Spotlight tests out the Edinburgh Pass The Edinburgh Pass is the top tourist attraction pass for those visiting Edinburgh. We thought we would use our local knowledge and give a shot at cramming in as much as possible to get value for money.         You can buy the pass online, at one of the various Visit Scotland Tourist […]