Edinburgh Castle

Six Ton Siege Gun Gets Medieval Flat

Submitted by edg on Mon, 2 Nov '09 9.08pm

Mons Meg, the hulking 15th century siege cannon, designed to demolish the castle walls of the king’s enemies, has suffered the medieval equivalent of a flat tyre.

Edinburgh Castle Piping In Visitors

Submitted by edg on Mon, 27 Jul '09 4.12pm

The skirl of bagpipes on the Royal Mile may be a familar sound, but for the first time in recent years a lone bagpiper is welcoming visitors to Edinburgh Castle as it opens each day.

The piper, in full Highland dress, will be playing daily throughout the Summer season as Edinburgh Castle's great wooden entrance gates draw open at 9.30am and visitors flow in across the drawbridge.

Traffic Reduction Trial For Edinburgh Castle

Submitted by edg on Wed, 27 May '09 10.50am

Historic Scotland is to run a 3-week pilot scheme in July to assess new traffic reduction measures for the approaches to Edinburgh Castle. The organisation is keen to make the esplanade and surrounding area more attractive and less-congested by halving coach traffic.