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Christmas at our castles


With Christmas just under a week away we are definitely getting into the festive spirit.image-1

Enjoy a delicious festive lunch at Edinburgh Castle whilst taking in the breath taking city views from our newly refurbished Jacobite Room. Over at Stirling Castle from Dec 15 dine in the intimacy of the castle’s Green Room and enjoy a delicious traditional festive lunch. Both lunches include all day access to the castle giving you enough time to explore after. Don’t forget to stop by the Christmas Shop on the esplanade at Stirling Castle. It is free to enter and packed with beautiful decorations and gift ideas.image-2

Make sure to see our Christmas tree’s taking pride of place in both the Great Hall at Edinburgh and Stirling .Why not take a photo of you with them and share them with us?image-3

Our Christmas events at Edinburgh Castle have something from everyone. Learn more about the festive traditions and the origin of the Christmas card in our Traditions and Tales of a Victorian Christmas. Or perhaps you may bump into Mary Queen of Scots in the Great Hall as she tells us how she celebrates the festive season.HISTORIC SCOTLAND-LW

If you are looking for a Christmas present that won’t be forgotten by Boxing Day then our Historic Scotland membership is ideal. Our winter offer means you will get three months extra free when you buy online.

As always we’d love to see your festive photos. Share them with us @welovehistory.


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Lisa Motion

Lisa works in the Marketing team, where her focus is on Edinburgh Castle and Historic Scotland sites in the North. She looks after the social media channels for Edinburgh Castle and will mostly be blogging about the events and the happenings at the castle!

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