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The Castle and Europe

18 September 2018

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.

That’s My Jam

We are buzzing to share the story of Heather Hills Farm – the Scottish producer of the delicious handcrafted jam available in our gift shop. 

Love Castle

With the ending of a certain programme on TV we thought we would look into some of the more ‘racy’ stories of the castle. You don’t have to be a Love Island fan to enjoy these tales!

A Sparkling New Gift Shop

Find out what to expect in the all new Crown Gift Shop, which has recently had a complete makeover

Close up of a table with petals, chocolates and place names

Wedding wishes

Wedding season is upon us and as you may know creating your wedding gift list can be as daunting as organising the big day itself!

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Dressed to Kilt – Texas Style!

Find out what happened when we took the Edinburgh Castle tweed to Houston for the Dress to Kilt fashion show!

scan of the inside of the Fore Well

Well Well Well

Find out about our recent investigation into the oldest, hidden structure within the castle, the Fore Well.

LEGO Landmark

Find out how Warren Elsmore went about creating a LEGO version of Edinburgh Castle – now available to buy in our shop for a limited time only!

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The Year of the Dog

Uncover some ‘bone-afide’ stories from the castle’s history, including our connection to famous pooch Greyfriars Bobby, as we enter the Chinese New Year of the Dog

Crown of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle

A Sparkling Discovery

Uncover the tale of how the Honours of Scotland were lost for a century – and the surprising way they were found again!