Women at Edinburgh Castle

7 March 2019

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we’re taking a look at five women who have shaped the history of Edinburgh Castle. Some are well-known faces, others you may not have heard of before.
tomatoes, basil, red peppers and onion

What’s for dinner? It’s a soup-prise!

With the weather still a tad cold at this time of year, there’s nothing more comforting and homely than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up. This now got us thinking about the origins of soup and where it comes from. We caught up with Rachel Pickering our Senior Cultural Resources Advisor to find out more.

Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots in the 2019 cinema production. She is wearing blue period costume and is firing a pistol.

Edinburgh Castle and Mary Queen of Scots: 5 Fascinating Facts

To mark the launch of the new #MaryQueenOfScots film, brush up on your knowledge of the connections between an iconic queen and an iconic castle!

Edinburgh Castle portcullis gate

Meet some of Edinburgh Castle’s most unusual visitors

With the start of a new year at Edinburgh Castle we wonder who the first-footer will be in 2019 and look back through history at some of the most iconic individuals who have gone here before.

A table laid for Christmas lunch

Christmas Lunches!

The castle was once a place of royal celebrations, feasts and ceremonies and to this date we still know how to entertain and fill your belly with delicious treats! Warning you may get hungry!

A lady gazing up at the displays at Edinburgh Castle's new exhibition

Fight for the Castle

Read the story behind our first new permanent exhibition at Edinburgh Castle since the installation of the Prisons of War exhibition in 2002.

Photo of a ceramic remembrance poppy from the the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" at the Tower of London in 2014

A Curator’s Guide to The Poppy

We caught up with Elaine Edwards from NMS, about their new exhibition The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance at the National War Museum within the castle.

family tree painted on the wall of the Mary Room with a bust of Mary Queen of Scots in the background

Proud Mary

Discover our top 10 stories about Mary Queen of Scots and her famous family.

An artist's impression of Edinburgh Castle fromed using colourful neon lines.

One (k)night only!

We are thrilled to reveal the programme for our one (k)night only, after hours event at the castle…

The Castle and Europe

The castle boasts countless connections to the continent from an 11th-century saint born in Hungary all the way through to the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest.

There’s Something About Mary

Check out what’s been happening in the Mary Room, within the Royal Palace.