Edinburgh Castle cable car to take passengers for a ride
April 1 2019
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."
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