Visitors will get to see Edinburgh Castle in a whole new light this November. Castle of Light: A Kingdom of Colours is going to bring a whole new side to the famous Edinburgh landmark with a cheerful light trail within the castle grounds. Set to showcase the castle’s stories as ‘defender of the nation’, some historic moments dating back 800 years will be displayed through various thematic light installations.
Castle of Light will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 18 until December 30, excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Additional dates will also be added around the Christmas period, with the event open from Monday, December 17 to Thursday, December 22, as well as from Tuesday, December 27 up until December 30.
Bursting with colour and spectacular illuminations, guests will be able to witness the Kingdom of Colours theme throughout, such as kaleidoscope patterns on St Margaret’s Chapel. The 60-minute light trail will provide an unforgettable experience for all ages, with captivating projections telling stories of Scotland’s past.
Moreover, several lucky children from the Royal Mile Primary School had the chance to preview the trail, and we got a sneak peek into the experience. The pictures prove that the castle will be lit up like never before with bright hues of every colour imaginable.
Creative Director Andy McGregor said: “The countdown to Castle of Light is now on as we bring the community together through a fusion of colour and shared love of the country’s history. Drawing inspiration from kaleidoscope patterns, this year’s projections include a mix of geometric designs depicting stories from Scotland’s past, transforming the castle with light, sound and wonder like never before.”
“Showcasing some of the new projections we have in development for this year’s event to the pupils from Royal Mile Primary School was a great opportunity to get them excited about history. As they ventured through the castle grounds, the children saw a sneak peek of just some of what the wonderous attraction has in store as it returns to the city for the third year.”