Uncover the hidden treasures of Edinburgh Castle this winter, as the iconic landmark is illuminated once again with untold tales from Scotland’s past. 

Returning to the capital with even more magic than before, Castle of Light is set to come to life for eight weeks of the festive season: Friday 19 November 2021 – Sunday 9 January 2022.  

The event builds on the success of the inaugural 2019 experience, once again bringing together digital and visual talent in Scotland to create a truly immersive experience. 

Double Take Projections, NL Productions, Andy McGregor and War Productions Ltd are joining forces again to create the innovative illuminated walking tour, with entry slots every 15 minutes between 4.30pm and 8.30pm each evening. 

Stephen Duncan (Director, Commercial and Tourism at Historic Environment Scotland), said: “We’re so pleased that events are back and we’re kicking off in style as Castle of Light is set to be a truly magical experience for all ages. The untold history of this iconic landmark will illuminate the very walls that saw it unfold, captivating locals and visitors alike throughout the festive period. 

“Following feedback from the 2019 event run, we’ve also introduced dates during the period between Christmas and New Year, and into January, to ensure everyone gets a chance to experience this immersive adventure. 

“With timed entry slots and capped capacities, we’re ensuring it’s not only an exciting evening, but a safe space for all attending – so get your tickets booked and prepare to be dazzled!” 

Andy McGregor (Creative Director, Castle of Light) said: “Taking inspiration from the 1818 re-discovery of the crown jewels in a Castle vault, this years show will celebrate the lesser-known stories of the Castle and unveil the treasure hidden in plain sight. There’s so much to discover – fantastic jewels, dancing unicorns, an animated tree and countless other surprises in store.  

“But, as before, the biggest treasure of all remains – the location. Being able to explore the Castle grounds after dark makes for a unique experience in itself, then add a spectacular light show, atmospheric soundscape and cutting-edge projection, and you’ve got a true gem in Scotlands winter programme.  We hope everyone is as excited as we are.” 

A limited run of early bird tickets set to go on sale from 9.30am tomorrow. Adult early bird tickets cost £18 (using the promo code: COLSM21), with concession rates, family tickets and discounts for Historic Scotland members also available. 

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