Medieval Fashion

See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women.

Medieval Fashion

About Medieval Fashion

Meet Lord and Lady Brechin, Earl and Countess of Angus as they guide you through how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women

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Other Events at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

7th December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

15th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

18th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.
Traditions and Tales of Christmas

Traditions and Tales of Christmas

20th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
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

A Very Mary Christmas

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
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
A History of the Sword

A History of the Sword

5th January 2019 - 6th January 2019
Meet one of the Kings champions of the sword here in Edinburgh Castle and find out how medieval weaponry evolved over the centuries.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

7th January 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

8th January 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

9th January 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

11th January 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

12th January 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

13th January 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

14th January 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

15th January 2019
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

17th January 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

18th January 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

21st January 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

22nd January 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

25th January 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

26th January 2019 - 29th January 2019
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle.
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

30th January 2019
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.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd February 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

3rd February 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland

Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland

7th February 2019 - 12th February 2019
Listen as Gilbert Savage, the Executioner, recounts the nature of crime & punishment during the turbulent times in Medieval Scotland.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

15th February 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

16th February 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

17th February 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

18th February 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th February 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

21st February 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

22nd February 2019
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

23rd February 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

24th February 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

25th February 2019
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

26th February 2019
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

27th February 2019
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

28th February 2019
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

4th March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

5th March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

6th March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

7th March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

8th March 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

9th March 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

10th March 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
The Other Mary

The Other Mary

12th March 2019 - 13th March 2019
Come along and hear the remarkable and often overlooked story of Mary of Guise at Edinburgh Castle this November.
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

14th March 2019
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

16th March 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

17th March 2019
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

18th March 2019
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters.
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

20th March 2019
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial.
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

21st March 2019
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

22nd March 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

23rd March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

24th March 2019
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

25th March 2019
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

30th March 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

31st March 2019
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

11th July 2019
Castle Concerts is delighted to announce that one of the UK’s most enduring music greats, Paul Weller, will be playing at Edinburgh Castle on 11th July.
Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

14th July 2019
International pop star Kylie Minogue announces a series of special shows for summer 2019, bringing her globally-celebrated talent as a live performer to Edinburgh for the first time since 1991.
The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

20th July 2019
The Proclaimers have announced four Summer shows across Scotland in 2019 including a night at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 20th July!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the four corners of the globe will meet in a kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment making the Edinburgh Tattoo an event like no other!

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