Edinburgh Castle re-opens after burst water main

Edinburgh Castle has been closed. Picture: 'Tom Seggie.

Edinburgh Castle has been closed. Picture: 'Tom Seggie.

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Edinburgh Castle has reopened hours after it was forced to close due to a burst water main.

The historic attraction closed just after 10am this morning after a burst water main forced bosses to shut half an hour after opening for the day due to health and safety reasons.

The burst pipe is understood to have affected water within the city landmark but did not break inside the Castle.

And after repairs were carried out by technicians from Scottish Water the attraction re-opened at noon.

A spokesperson for Historic Scotland said: “Earlier this morning Scottish Water informed us that a burst water main was resulting in low water pressure in the EH10-EH13 areas of Edinburgh and was also affecting EH1.

“Because of the high position of the castle, this meant that for a short period of time we had no running water, and had to close the castle for health and safety reasons.”