Schiltron!

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

Schiltron!

About Schiltron!

19th October 2019
20th October 2019
2nd November 2019
plus 15 more date(s), see below for more info
11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3pm
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
included in normal admission
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Edinburgh Castle is steeped in war. From the Wars of Independence through to the Civil Wars of the seventeenth century, Scots relied on pikes in battle.

Come along, find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself.

One for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy!

Additional Dates: 20 October 2019, 02 November 2019, 03 November 2019, 23 November 2019, 24 November 2019, 07 December 2019, 08 December 2019, 14 December 2019, 15 December 2019, 18 January 2020, 19 January 2020, 22 February 2020, 23 February 2020, 07 March 2020, 08 March 2020, 21 March 2020, 22 March 2020

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Schiltron! are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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