Castle of Light is hosting a special access night to ensure as many people as possible can experience the animated storytelling tour at Edinburgh Castle this winter. Taking place on Monday 2 December, the access night will feature a range of specific support including British Sign Language interpretation and audio described tours, as well as a designated quiet space and ear defenders to help manage noise.
Aimed at people with additional support needs, including autism and dementia, the evening will allow visitors of all ages to revel in the hotly anticipated 90-minute adventure through Scotland’s past – with a maximum capacity of 150 at every time slot, taken in small group tours throughout the evening to ensure the Castle does not get too crowded.
Gillian MacDonald, Head of Business Development & Enterprise at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), which operates Edinburgh Castle, said: “We truly believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to experience the excitement of Scotland’s heritage, and so we’ve been consulting experts and gathering advice from parents in the community on how to make this event accessible and enjoyable for all. By addressing specific access needs, we hope to welcome even more people into Edinburgh Castle as it is transformed with state-of-the-art projections and enchanting storytelling this festive season.”
Tickets for the Castle of Light access night on 2 December are on sale now at www.CastleofLight.scot and can be purchased online by selecting the appropriate date and time for specific tours:
Monday 2 December
It is suggested that you allow around 90 minutes to fully experience the show. If you need to arrange tickets for a carer or companion, please contact email@example.com.
For more information and to get your tickets, visit www.CastleofLight.scot