December events at Historic Environment Scotland sites

For more information on any of these events visit Historic Environment Scotland here. Historic Environment Scotland Members’ discount available.

Edinburgh Castle Christmas Afternoon Tea – Edinburgh Castle – 12 selected dates from Thursday 5 December 2019 to Tuesday 24 December 2019

Make Christmas 2019 special with afternoon tea in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fir for royalty. View our Christmas afternoon tea menu. Times: sittings available between 10am and 3pm. Historic Scotland Members’ discount available.

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh Castle – 8 selected dates from Thursday 12 December 2019 to Sunday 22 December 2019

Make Christmas 2019 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty. View our Christmas lunch menu. Sittings (subject to availability): 12 noon, 12.30pm and 1pm. Historic Scotland Members’ discount available.

Wee Builders – Engine Shed – Select from 5 dates through to Thursday 12 December 2019

Join us for our exciting under 5’s sessions. Wee Builders will explore a monthly theme through creative play in a fun, child-led and sometimes messy environment! For wee-er builders, a sensory area will be available. Wee Builders take place on the second Thursday of the month (term time only, excluding September). Please note: Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.

Christmas Lunch at Stirling Castle – Stirling Castle – 8 selected dates from Friday 13 December 2019 to Monday 23 December 2019

Dine in the intimate Green Room in our beautiful castle and add a little festive magic to your Christmas lunch. View our Christmas lunch menu. Historic Scotland Members’ discount available.

Relaxed visiting hours – Engine Shed – Select from 7 available dates through to Saturday 14 December 2019

Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre. During these times adjustments will be made to lighting and sound, and a quiet space with sensory toys will be available. Relaxed Visiting Hours take place on the second Saturday of the month (excluding September). Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Scotland from the Sky – Multiple Venues – Select from 275 dates through to Sunday 19 January 2020

Scotland from the Sky brings a selection of the breathtaking aerial photography, featured in the book of the same name, on a tour of some of our most atmospheric properties. See Scotland from the Sky at: Fort George from 12 April to 7 July; Arbroath Abbey from 11 July to 6 October; Blackness Castle from 10 October 2019 to 19 January 2020.

Open Exhibition: Edinburgh and the Lothians – HES Archives and Library – Selected dates from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 27 March 2020

Come and enjoy this display of imagery and original material highlighting the buildings and places of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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