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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Castle of Light: Magic & Mystery | Christmas at Edinburgh Castle

"An evening of whimsical wonder."

Last night, I was invited along to experience the "Magic and Mystery" of the Castle of Light at Edinburgh Castle.

Back for its fourth year, Castle of Light brings the "Magic and Mystery" through twinkling lights, colourful displays, immersive illuminations, and an enchanting light trail.

So, if you're looking for an evening of whimsical wonder to get you into the festive spirit, the Defender of the Nation is a must-see this Christmas.

Massive thanks to Naomi and the team at 3x1 Group for inviting me along.

Castle of Light: Magic & Mystery runs at Edinburgh Castle until Wednesday 3rd January.


📸🎥 Images & Reel by Jenna's Jamboree



A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation and a world-famous visitor attraction – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries.

This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War.

The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One o' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

In addition to guided tours provided by the castle stewards, there is an audio guide tour available in eight languages. The audio tour takes the visitor on a tour around the castle, explains its architecture, and tells its dramatic history. This guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin.

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