Heritage

Museums, archives and heritage

Edinburgh Castle has won “Best Heritage Attraction” at the British Travel Awards for a fifth time. 

More than 120 buildings and landmarks across Scotland are lit up red this weekend to remember those who have been lost to war.

Edinburgh Castle's walls, buildings and ramparts will be transformed by projected light and sound in this 90-minute historical walking tour, runnin

At this free event you will get the chance to hear short 15 minute talks from our awards finalists, before having a break to enjoy complimentary wi

Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh

The Fringe may be over but for fans of historical theatre there's still a chance to see a performance of A Game of Death and Chance at 

Expectations were understandably high for a tour of what is described as “the world's most haunted and paranormally active location”.

“Maker, ye maun sing them…
Tomorrow, songs
Will flow free again, and new voices
Be borne on the carrying stream.”
(Hamish Henderson)

For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and outfits from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, traditional dancers, and a rousing finale of mass pipes and drums, topped by the lone piper playing from the castle battlements.