Castle Highlights

31st July 2015

The monuments and memorials of the esplanade

With the Tattoo stands fully built, visitors to the castle cannot see the esplanade’s remarkable collection of 10 statues and monuments that date back almost 200 years. Nevertheless, visitors can discover more about the remarkable stories behind each memorial –…

castle esplanade

With the Tattoo stands fully built, visitors to the castle cannot see the esplanade’s remarkable collection of 10 statues and monuments that date back almost 200 years.

Nevertheless, visitors can discover more about the remarkable stories behind each memorial – about soldiers and elephants, princes and witches – and about the esplanade itself through a set of new interpretation panels.

The monuments include:

1. Ensign Ewart’s Tomb

Ensign Ewart’s Tomb

2. Memorial Drinking Fountain of Princess Louise’s Argyllshire Highlanders

Memorial Drinking Fountain of Princess Louise’s Argyllshire Highlanders

3. Memorial Plaque of the King’s Own Scottish BorderersMemorial Plaque of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers

4. Monument to Colonel MacKenzie

Monument to Colonel MacKenzie

5. Scottish Horse Memorial

Scottish Horse Memorial

6. South African War Memorial of the Gordon Highlanders

South African War Memorial of the Gordon Highlanders

7. Statue of Prince Frederick

Statue of Prince Frederick

8. The Afghan Needle

The Afghan Needle

9. The India Cross

The India Cross

10. The Witches’ Well

The Witches’ Well

11. The Esplanade

The Esplanade

Author: Steve Farrar