Castle of Light trail in Edinburgh launches

Tickets on sale now

A sneak peek of this year’s Castle of Light trail was unveiled to a group of lucky children from Royal Mile Primary School at a private viewing in Edinburgh Castle’s grounds.

The Kingdom of Colours theme promises to offer visitors the chance to see the castle in a whole new light this winter. Set to showcase the castle’s stories as ‘defender of the nation’, the historic moments dating back 800 years will be displayed through many thematic zones.

This latest reveal, featuring captivating kaleidoscope patterns on St Margaret’s Chapel, teases what visitors can expect from the mesmerising 60-minute walking trail.

Creative Director Andy McGregor, who is working alongside Double Take Projections, NL Productions and War Productions Ltd, in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, on this year’s trail, said: “The countdown to Castle of Light is now on as we bring the community together through an fusion of colour and shared love of the country’s history.

Castle of Light will run for six weeks over the festive period, on select dates from Friday 18th November to Friday 30th December 2022. Ticketed entry slots will run every 15 minutes between 4.30pm and 7.30pm each evening, with last entry between 7.30pm and 7.45pm. The event closes at 9pm.

Standard adult tickets cost £20, with concession rates, family tickets and discounts for Historic Scotland members also available.

For more information and to get your tickets, visit  




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