Private Evening in Edinburgh Castle​, Saturday 9th November

Edinburgh Castle ​A Private View

Perched majestically above the bustling streets of the city center, Edinburgh Castle boasts an impeccable location. Steeped in a tapestry of history, it has served as a royal residence, military stronghold, prison, and fortress, each chapter imbuing it with thrilling tales. Ascending Castle Hill, you traverse the same paths once trodden by soldiers, kings, queens, and the occasional swashbuckling pirate.

This exclusive evening experience grants you a private access to Edinburgh Castle, offering an intimate encounter with its storied past.

Your evening begins with your entrance at the Castle after it has closed to the public. 

A piper will be there to herald your arrival as you take the  short walk from the gate to Crown Square. 

Champagne and canapes will be served in the square 

before your viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels.

The Scottish Crown Jewels are referred to as the Honours of Scotland.”   The regalia were first used together at the coronation of the infant Mary Queen of Scots in 1543. 

The last occasion on which they were used was the coronation of Charles II as King of Scots, at Scone on the 1st January 1651.

After enjoying the private viewing, you will be escorted to an exquisite dining experience in the Queen Anne Room. Originally an old gunpowder store, this space has been artfully transformed into a sophisticated and prestigious room situated at the heart of the Castle. The magnificent banqueting room features an adjoining glazed courtyard that opens directly onto Crown Square, enhancing the overall charm of the setting.

The culmination of the evening will be marked by an exclusive performance of Beating the Retreat in Castle Square, delivered by a distinguished 16-piece band. 

This timeless military ceremony, originating from 17th-century England, initially served the purpose of summoning patrolling units back to their castles. It promises to add a regal and historic touch to your memorable experience.

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The Intercontinental Hotel​ 5* Elegance

A grand hotel since 1881 a collection of fine Georgian townhouses make up the InterContinental Edinburgh The George.  The George is one of the three Grand Old Ladies of Edinburgh in terms of hotels, The Balmoral and The Caledonian being the other two. 

Located on George Street you are within easy walking distance of Princess Street at the foot of Castle Hill. The newly opened St James shopping centre which boasts premium brand like Louis Vuitton

Over the past two hundred years this elegant hotel has been enjoyed by literary legends such as the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns and author Sir Walter Scott, as well as celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Kylie Minogue.

The stylish  rooms are warm and inviting.  We can arrange additional night’s accommodation to turn this into a longer break or upgrades to rooms if you wish.

Your memorable evening includes​

  • Private access to Edinburgh Castle after it has closed to the public.
  • Red carpet welcome with a piper 
  • Champagne and canapes in Castle Square
  • Private viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels
  • Three course dinner with accompanying wines in the Queen Anne Room 
  • Beating the Retreat finale in Castle Square
  • Overnight accommodation at the 5* Intercontinental Hotel with breakfast 
  • Transfers to/from Edinburgh Castle
  • Event managers to look after you throughout the evening.

Price per person £565 + vat pp

Upgrade to a King Premium Room for £55 + vat  per room