Seize the Day

It’s the early 1300s and the Scottish Wars of Independence rage. Explore the living history camp, see weapons in the armoury, smell food cooking in the kitchens and play some medieval games!

Seize the Day

About Seize the Day

It’s the early 1300s and the Scottish Wars of Independence rage. Meet Robert the Bruce and Aymer de Valence and learn how Robert’s army was routed at the Battle of Methven.

Explore the living history camp, see weapons in the armoury, smell food cooking in the kitchens, play some medieval games and have a go at calligraphy with real iron gall ink!

Included in the admission price to Dirleton Castle.

No booking required.

Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

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