Visitors will get to see Edinburgh Castle in a whole new light this November. Castle of Light: Magic and Mystery 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.
When is Castle of Light taking place?
The light trail will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 24 until January 3, excluding Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, December 31 and January 1. Additional dates will also be added around the Christmas period, with the event open from Thursday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 27 to Wednesday, January 3.
What to expect?
Bursting with colour and spectacular illuminations, guests will be able to witness the Magic and Mystery theme throughout in a storytelling way. The 60-minute light trail will provide an unforgettable experience for all ages, with captivating projections telling stories of Scotland’s past.
Andy McGregor, creative director, said: “As Edinburgh’s summer season draws to a close and the darker evenings begin to creep in, the countdown to this year’s Castle of Light event can officially begin.”
“This year’s theme of ‘Magic and Mystery’ allows us to bring tales from years gone by back to life through spectacular displays of visual ‘sorcery’ designed to brighten up the winter months. This year’s immersive trail will include interactive elements and unique experiences which truly bring the magic of Scotland’s history alive.”