City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Traffic Reduction Trial For Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

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.

Historic Scotland Offers Credit Crunch Special For Families

Edinburgh Castle and Johnstone Terrace

Historic Scotland is offering a credit-crunch special for families, "Make Your Own History", whereby people get six months free membership when they buy 12 months. This means a family will pay just £6.16 a month for free access to over 70 properties run by Historic Scotland.

The membership includes access to some of Scotland's top tourist destinations including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Skara Brae on Orkney.

Visitors Numbers Slip at Top Edinburgh Attractions in 2008

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction

Edinburgh Castle Passes 1 Million Visitors This Financial Year

Castle Battlements

Historic Scotland's flagship attraction Edinburgh Castle has welcomed its one millionth visitor through the door for the current financial year (1st April 2008 to 31st March 2009).

1,000 Pipers at Millennium Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Pipes and drums of the 1,000 Pipers March on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Millennium celebrations.

Edinburgh Castle Among Free Attractions for Kids in October

Mons Meg, Edinburgh Castle

For the month of October, Historic Scotland is waiving kids' admission fees for its 70 attractions across Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle and eight other ancient sites in Edinburgh and Lothians. Entry to Edinburgh Castle for 5 to 15 year-olds is usually £6, for 16-59 year-olds £12 and £9.50 for concessions.

Edinburgh Castle Web Site Part of Brand Make-over

It might be surprising that Scotland's most visited, paying tourist attraction, with 1.2 million visitors a year, did not have its own web site up until last month.