Castle of Light

Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!

Castle of Light

About Castle of Light

History is set to come to life at Edinburgh Castle this winter, as the iconic landmark is illuminated with tales from Scotland’s past.

The mesmerising 90-minute journey of light, sound and wonder, entitled Castle of Light, will treat guests to an evening of dazzling animations, never seen before at the castle in its 900 year history. Running over six weeks throughout the festive season, from Thursday 14 November to Sunday 22 December, the castle will be transformed using state-of-the-art projections and enchanting storytelling.

The event, which will be the biggest light experience to hit the city centre, brings together a consortium of the finest digital and visual talent in Scotland to create a truly immersive experience which will captivate locals and visitors alike every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dates:
14-17, 22, 24, 29-30 November
1-2, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 December

Timed entry from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Event closes at 10pm.

It is suggested that you allow around 90 minutes to fully experience the show.


While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Castle of Light are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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