History events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming History events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s 101 Objects

Edinburgh’s 101 Objects

1st May 2017 - 31st March 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the rich history of Edinburgh through 101 of its most treasured objects. Read more
Scotland’s Early Silver

Scotland’s Early Silver

13th October 2017 - 25th February 2018
A stunning exhibition of Scotland’s Early Silver explores it's impact during the first millennium AD. Read more
For Queen and Country: Nursing, Trauma and War exhibition

For Queen and Country: Nursing, Trauma and War exhibition

9th November 2017 - 30th March 2018
Edinburgh South
For Queen and Country: Nursing, Trauma and War exhibition tells the story of nursing during wartime - from the 19th to the 21st century. Read more
Modernist Jewellery

Modernist Jewellery

1st December 2017 - 29th April 2018
Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences in this exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. Read more
Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-6

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-6

15th December 2017 - 22nd April 2018
This exhibition tells the story of a tour of India by the Prince of Wales in 1875 through some of the finest treasures he was presented with. Read more
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st February 2018 - 28th February 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in February! Read more
Muriel Spark:  A Centenary Celebration

Muriel Spark: A Centenary Celebration

2nd February 2018 - 30th June 2018
This Exhibition at The Writers' Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Edinburgh's most famous daughters, Muriel Spark. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

23rd February 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

23rd February 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

23rd February 2018 - 25th February 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

23rd February 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

24th February 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

24th February 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

24th February 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

25th February 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Castle Captive

Castle Captive

26th February 2018
Meet an Edinburgh Castle prisoner from the 18th century and hear about his life and times, and how he came to be in his predicament. Read more
The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

1st March 2018
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

2nd March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

2nd March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

2nd March 2018
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314. Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

2nd March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Claymore!

Claymore!

3rd March 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and see how medieval Scots used two handed swords and have a go yourself. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

3rd March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

3rd March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Schiltron! Flodden Era

Schiltron! Flodden Era

3rd March 2018
Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

3rd March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

4th March 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Claymore!

Claymore!

4th March 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and see how medieval Scots used two handed swords and have a go yourself. Read more
Schiltron! Flodden Era

Schiltron! Flodden Era

4th March 2018
Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

4th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

5th March 2018 - 7th March 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

9th March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

9th March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

9th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Divided Loyalties of the ’45

Divided Loyalties of the ’45

10th March 2018 - 11th March 2018
Meet a Jacobite prisoner, his redcoat captor and learn of their shared common upbringing in the highlands. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

10th March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

10th March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

10th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

11th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

12th March 2018
AHSS invites you to their March lecture on the work of William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745. Read more
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

12th March 2018 - 13th March 2018
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

14th March 2018 - 16th March 2018
Hear the true stories of two veterans- a soldier and a nurse- as they recount their tales from four years of war. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

16th March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

16th March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

16th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

17th March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

17th March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

17th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Curious Curiosities

18th March 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Let the team at STGA - Edinburgh Branch kick-start your curiosity-hunting with a new walking tour through Edinburgh's New Town! Read more
Rebels and Redcoats

Rebels and Redcoats

19th March 2018 - 21st March 2018
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war. Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

22nd March 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

23rd March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

23rd March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

23rd March 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

24th March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

24th March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

24th March 2018 - 25th March 2018
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women. Read more
Honours of Scotland

Honours of Scotland

26th March 2018 - 28th March 2018
Hidden away for 100 years, hear from one of the men who rediscovered the Honours of Scotland. Read more
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

29th March 2018 - 31st March 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. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

30th March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

30th March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

31st March 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

31st March 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

1st April 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

6th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

6th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

7th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

7th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Spick and Span!

Spick and Span!

8th April 2018
Find out about all the adventures in an Edwardian house by joining Edinburgh Living History at Lauriston Castle. Read more
Lecture: The Collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768

Lecture: The Collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768

9th April 2018
Come along to the AHSS April lecture as it sheds light into the collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

11th April 2018
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park. Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

13th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

13th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

14th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

14th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

15th April 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

17th April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

20th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

20th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

21st April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

21st April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

21st April 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th April 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

27th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

27th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

28th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

Gallery Tours at Museum of Edinburgh

28th April 2018
Come along to the Museum of Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour each Friday and Saturday at 3pm! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

1st May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

8th May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
The Secret Room @ Lauriston Castle

The Secret Room @ Lauriston Castle

14th May 2018 - 17th May 2018
Enter Lauriston Castle and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
The Secret Room @ The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room @ The Writers’ Museum

14th May 2018 - 17th May 2018
Edinburgh International Magic Festival: Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

15th May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

18th May 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Robert’s Rebellion

Robert’s Rebellion

19th May 2018 - 20th May 2018
Come along to Dirleton Castle on 19th or 20th May and find out what happens with Robert the Bruce takes his rebellion to it's doors! Read more
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

20th May 2018
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

22nd May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

29th May 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

2nd June 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

3rd June 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

4th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

5th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

6th June 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

9th June 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

11th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

11th June 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

12th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

13th June 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

17th June 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

18th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

19th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

20th June 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd June 2018 - 25th November 2018
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

25th June 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

26th June 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

27th June 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Spectacular Jousting

Spectacular Jousting

30th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Historic Environment Scotland - Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at our annual jousting tournament in Linlithgow. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

2nd July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

3rd July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

4th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Prepare to give fire!

Prepare to give fire!

7th July 2018 - 8th July 2018
Historic Environment Scotland invites you to be witness to the siege of 1650 as the invading English army attacks Dirleton Castle. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

9th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

10th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

11th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Rocks!!

11th July 2018
Join a ranger and travel back in time 350 million years to discover the fascinating story behind the rocks of Holyrood Park. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

16th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

17th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

18th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

22nd July 2018
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

23rd July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

24th July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

25th July 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

30th July 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

31st July 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

1st August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

Holyrood Holiday Club: Holyrood Harvest

1st August 2018
Step back to the time of the Iron Age Celts and try your hand at some traditional crafts at the Holyrood Holiday Club. Read more
Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

Arthur’s Secrets - Sunday Specials

5th August 2018
Come along for a Sunday special guided walk and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire & ice. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

6th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

7th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

8th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

13th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

14th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

15th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

19th August 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

20th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

21st August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

27th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

28th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

29th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
On Location: Blackness

On Location: Blackness

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Blackness Castle - Discover more about the rich history of the ship that never sailed and see how it is utilised today. Read more
Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

9th September 2018
Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day. Read more
Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

15th September 2018
It's Archaeology Day in Holyrood Park on 15th September so come and discover what life was like in the Iron Age! Read more
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

22nd September 2018
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history. Read more
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

14th November 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle. Read more

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