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Cracking Easter Fun With Historic Scotland

11 March 2008

Comedy, costumed characters and conjuring tricks help Historic Scotland celebrate Easter this March at Edinburgh Castle. Visitors are in for a real treat with a two-day event that has something for everyone to enjoy.

There are Easter Fun Days at Edinburgh Castle on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March, from 12 noon to 16.00. At Scotland’s most popular visitor attraction there will be a family-friendly programme of magic and puppets while the ever-popular Baron Hardegg, and his sidekick Hugo Softboiled, will entertain the crowds comedy-style.

Barbara Smith, Manager at Edinburgh Castle, said:

“Our family-focused events during the Easter weekend will feature cracking fun for all generations. With all the entertainment included in the ticket price it’s great value for money and the perfect way to entertain the kids during the Easter weekend.

“Our team is looking forward to welcoming visitors: Edinburgh Castle is a great day out in itself, and with so much going on over the two days it really is not to be missed.”

Historic Scotland has also set up a text service: by texting Easter1 to 84118 people will receive a letter, information about the Easter event at Edinburgh Castle and an events leaflet.


Notes for editors
·Easter Fun Days at Edinburgh Castle, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March from 12 noon – 16.00. Event is included in the ticket price.

·Edinburgh Castle, a majestic landmark which dominates the capital city’s skyline, is the best known and most visited of Historic Scotland’s buildings.

·Edinburgh Castle is open seven days a week from 09.30 – 18.00 (1 April – 30 Sept). Admission: Adult £11.00, Child £5.50, Concession £9.00. Tel: 0131 225 9846.

·These events are part of the new 2008 programme which features events taking place across Scotland.

·Members can get free entry to all daytime events, plus unlimited entry to over 70 historic properties throughout Scotland. Prices start from £37 a year.

·Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding ·historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys and Skara Brae.

·Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

For further information


Laura Adamson
Historic Scotland
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763
laura.adamson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk