Edinburgh Castle CLOSED as strong winds hit Capital and yellow weather warning in force

The tourist attraction and historical landmark will not open at the usual time.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:20 am

Edinburgh Castle will not open at the usual time as gale force winds batter the Capital.

Staff at the Castle, which stands 443 feet above sea level, took to Twitter to announce that the usual opening time of 9.30am would be missed as winds of up to 60mph hit the city.

An announcement will be made is and when the Castle is safe to reopen.

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They wrote: "Given the current weather in Edinburgh, unfortunately the castle will not open at 9.30am today, Tues 10 Dec.

"We will continue to assess the situation and will post an update as soon as we hear the castle will open.

"We apologises for an inconvenience caused."

Edinburgh Castle. PIC: Jane Barlow/PA