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Edinburgh Castle cable car to take passengers for a ride

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April 1 2019

Edinburgh Castle cable car to take passengers for a ride

ISA and Apex Hotels have teamed up to transform Edinburgh’s skyline forever by introducing a cable car link between the Grassmarket and the Castle.

A feasibility study for the aerial link was launched this morning with the intention to introduce up to eight four-person gondolas to ferry guests 200m from the roof of the Apex Grassmarket Hotel to the top of The Royal Mile in just 10 minutes.

Ian Springford, Director of ISA Architects, said: “We’re very excited to reveal the first CGIs of the Apex Grasshopper showing the transformation it will make to the Grassmarket’s skyline. If given the go ahead, we’re confident we can deliver this project quicker and cheaper than the tram extension and our ambition is to see the project come to fruition by 1 April 2021.”

Poppy Cox, Apex Grasshopper project manager, commented: “Tourists love the fact Apex’s Grassmarket hotel offers amazing views of the Castle. But many are often time poor, with only a few days to spend exploring, so now they’ll be able to walk out of their rooms, hop into a gondola and be in the Castle grounds in minutes."

Opinions on the vertical transport link are invited are invited via apexgrasshopper@apexhotels.co.uk

Guests will be able to climb onto their hotel roof to catch the novel cable car service
Guests will be able to climb onto their hotel roof to catch the novel cable car service
The Grasshopper Gondola will take the strain for those making the castle climb
The Grasshopper Gondola will take the strain for those making the castle climb

9 Comments

Alistair Houston
#1 Posted by Alistair Houston on 1 Apr 2019 at 08:07 AM
April fools ???
HMR
#2 Posted by HMR on 1 Apr 2019 at 09:11 AM
April fools
Rem Koolbag
#3 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 1 Apr 2019 at 10:04 AM
It should be chastening to the vast majority of other schemes on here that the visuals for this April Fool piece are far and above the quality of most other submissions here.
Rem Koolbag
#4 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 1 Apr 2019 at 10:04 AM
Also - outrageous proposal! It's a World Heritage Site for goodness sake!
JaneJacobsGhost
#5 Posted by JaneJacobsGhost on 1 Apr 2019 at 10:52 AM
#3 Rem Koolbah preach the visuals are most convincing... a lesson to us all perhaps
basho
#6 Posted by basho on 1 Apr 2019 at 12:17 PM
Pity this is an April Fools - it's about the only way you can get around Edinburgh these days.
Agree with above - visuals for this fake story are better than most of the low-res guff we see for real projects!
Auntie Nairn
#7 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 1 Apr 2019 at 12:50 PM
Poppy Cox!!! Fantastic!!
Donnie
#8 Posted by Donnie on 1 Apr 2019 at 13:44 PM
This looks pretty good. An excellent way to see the city! Shame its an April Fools.
Hudson
#9 Posted by Hudson on 1 Apr 2019 at 18:17 PM
Sad thing is, this would actually be kinda useful!

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