Edinburgh Castle Reception Day, Time Changed...
The ICTE management team has elected to change the date
and time of the Edinburgh Castle reception from Monday Evening, March 29, to Sunday
Evening, March 28, at 19:30 hours.
We have been offered the opportunity for an expanded
Reception at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday evening, March 28. On Sunday evening, the
Castle will be open exclusively for those attending the ICTE Edinburgh Castle Reception.
During the reception, special small group guided tours of the Castle will be
conducted. In addition, the castle museums will be open to those attending the ICTE
Reception without additional charge.
ICTE delegates who attend the Edinburgh Castle Reception
on Sunday evening will experience a unique and memorable event.
The opportunity to turn a unique event planned for Monday
evening into a truly special and memorable occasion during the ICTE Edinburgh Conference
by moving it to Sunday evening seemed too good not to take advantage of. If any ICTE
attendees cannot attend the reception due to this change in time and date, we extend our
sincere apologies, and we will offer a refund of the Castle Reception fee at the ICTE
Registration Desk in the Appleton Tower Concourse during the Conference.
For a unique panoramic view of Edinburgh including
Edinburgh Castle from the top of the new Museum of Scotland, click on National Museum of Scotland and then click
on View From The Top...
About Edinburgh Castle:
Visited annually by approximately one million people --
more than visit any other ancient monument in the United Kingdom except for the Tower of
London -- Edinburgh Castle includes much of historical interest. Within the Castle
perimeter lies the oldest building in Edinburgh, St. Margaret's Chapel, a tiny Norman
building which has been standing there intact for more than 900 years.
The Castle was the seat (and regular refuge) of Scottish
Kings, and the historical apartments include the Great Hall, which now houses a
fascinating collection of weapons and armour.
Within the Castle, the Royal Apartments include a tiny
room in which Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to the boy who was to become King James VI
of Scotland and James 1 of England upon the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603. The ancient
Honours of Scotland - the Crown, the Sceptre and the Sword of State - are on view in the
From the Castle, the visitor is afforded a spectacular
panoramic view of the city.