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Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery

Edinburgh Castle, Top of Royal Mile (Lawnmarket), EH1 2NG

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Sunday 3rd December 2023

Starts at 18:00, 18:15, 18:30, 18:45, 19:00 and 7 other times.

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This deal is part of itison us which helps support brilliant local charities.

Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery at Edinburgh Castle; let immersive illuminations and enchanting installations guide you through the castle grounds in a sea of twinkling lights and colourful displays

Light up your life

  • Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery tickets
  • One child (7-15yrs), concession (65+) or adult (16-64yrs) ticket
  • Options to include daytime entry to Edinburgh Castle - valid selected dates Nov - Jan
  • All options include a hot drink (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) 
  • Young children (0 - 6) are free of charge and do not require a ticket. 

Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery

  • Prepare to see Edinburgh Castle transform this festive season as Castle of Light returns for a fourth fantastic year with the Defender of the Nation illuminated in a spectacular after-dark trail
  • Delve into “Magic and Mystery”, as a tapestry of all-new projections dances across the walls
  • Let immersive illuminations and enchanting installations guide you through the castle grounds in a sea of twinkling lights and colourful displays
  • Enjoy spending time with friends and family as you experience unmissable moments, extraordinary lighting displays, and discover some magic mysteries along the way
  • Conjure a charming start to your festivities with a magical night at the castle!

Historic Environment Scotland

  • Historic Environment Scotland are a public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment
  • They ensure our historic environment is cared for, valued and enhanced, both now and for future generations
  • They are responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, Fort George and more

Advance booking is not required.

Suitable for all ages. Age restrictions are as follows: 0 - 6yrs are permitted FOC and will be registered on the night; children (7-15yrs), concession (65+) and adults (16-64yrs). Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult.

Multiple purchases permitted.

Duration: approx. 1 hour. Please note The Castle must be clear of visitors by 9pm.

Includes a choice of latte, americano, cappuccino, flat white, tea or hot chocolate from the Redcoat Café inside the Edinburgh Castle grounds.

Wheelchair access available. The Edinburgh Castle mobility vehicle will not be available at this event however there are a limited number of manual wheelchairs available on a first come, first served basis.

The suggested route of the event does include stairs, some uneven terrain and cobbles however alternate routes are available.

If you require a free carer ticket please contact castleoflight@hes.scot.

Ticket options including daytime entry to Edinburgh Castle: Daytime entry is valid from Mon 20 Nov 2023 - Sat 6 Jan 2024, 9.30am - 2.30pm. Excluding 3, 24-26, 31 Dec 2023 and 1 Jan 2024. Please note this only applies if your ticket includes 'daytime entry', this will be clearly listed underneath your ticket code.

In the event of severe weather the event may be cancelled at short notice, we recommend that you check the HES website - www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/check-for-closures/ - and the Edinburgh Castle social channels from 1pm on the day you have booked Castle of Light tickets for.

For ease of movement, safety & security, suitcases & large rucksacks over 30L are not permitted. No storage available.

No dogs permitted except assistance dogs.

This event may contain strobe effects, loud noises, smoke machines and other special effects.

You can use your paperless ticket from your itison account on any mobile device. Printed vouchers are also accepted.

Ticket is non-refundable unless event is cancelled.

Ticket is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

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  • Top of Royal Mile (Lawnmarket),
    EH1 2NG
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Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery

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