British Sign Language Tour
Take a tour in British Sign Language (BSL) with our guide John Hay.
Welcome to Edinburgh Castle
You can start the BSL tour anywhere around the entrance the castle.
How old is the castle?
Go up the cobbled hill and through the portcullis gate. When the space opens out, play this film.
One o’ Clock Gun
Play this film when you can see One o’ Clock Gun, next to the café.
Next to the café, go down the cobbled hill into Hospital Square. Play this film when you see the statue of Earl Haig on his horse.
Prisons of War
Go back up the cobbled hill, and keep climbing up until you reach the Royal Scots Museum. Turn right, and go between the buildings to the Prisons of War and military prison. Play this film before you enter the two exhibitions.
National War Memorial
Return to the main path up through the castle and follow it up into Crown Square. The War Memorial forms one side of the courtyard. Play this film before exploring.
Honours of Scotland
Play this film in Crown Square, before you enter the Honours of Scotland exhibition.
The Stone of Destiny
Play this film in Crown Square, before you enter the Honours of Scotland exhibition (where the Stone of Destiny is on display).
The Royal Palace
Play this film in Crown Square, before exploring the Royal Palace.
The Great Hall
From Crown Square, go through the door in the corner, into the Great Hall. Play this film.
Leave Crown Square by going under the very high arch, then play this film.
St Margaret’s Chapel
Follow the path around the back of the war memorial. Play this film before exploring St Margaret’s Chapel.
Near the entrance to the chapel, find the enormous cannon, then play this film.