Large flat area in front of the castle's Gate
House was built in 1753 as a parade ground for
reached it's present day appearance by 1820 and is used
every year as an outdoor stage for The
Military Tatoo. It also plays hosts to
live concerts with the lit up castle as an impessive backdrop.
famous artists who have palyed the Castle include; TEXAS,
MOBY, ELTON JOHN, TOM JONES
Castle ticket office can be found here and monuments situated
on the north of the esplanade include the grave of
Esign Ewart and statues
of Ferdinand Duke of York and
well is situated on the east wall and
commemorates the large number of women who were burned as
witches on this spot in the 16th century.