Swords of the Righteous

Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.

Swords of the Righteous

About Swords of the Righteous

Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle, and see them demonstrate how they made it surrender in the Great Hall.

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Other Events at Edinburgh Castle

Schiltron!

Schiltron!

17th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

22nd November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

23rd November 2018
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Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

24th November 2018
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Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

25th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

27th November 2018
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Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

28th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

29th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

1st December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

3rd December 2018 - 5th December 2018
It's 1573 and once more Edinburgh Castle is under siege! Meet the Barbersurgeon and see the tools of the surgical trade in his medical cabinet.
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

7th December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
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Kilts and Captivity

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8th December 2018
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Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

9th December 2018
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Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

15th December 2018
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Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

18th December 2018
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Learn about the traditions and tales of a Victorian Christmas at Edinburgh Castle from 20th - 22nd December.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

24th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

28th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

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29th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

30th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

31st December 2018
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7th February 2019 - 12th February 2019
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