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Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner the castle.
War is traditionally a male domain but during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce’s strongest and bravest supporters.
Come hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation.
Find out why Davie Kirkwood, part of the Red Clydeside Movement, was arrested and brought to Edinburgh Castle.
Meet King James V’s musician who will tell tales of the instruments, some of which may even be true!
Robert Burns, one of Scotland's literary greats, but what exactly was he talking about? Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the legendary bard and some of his works.
It's 1573 and once the castle is under siege! In the midst of the flying cannon balls and crumbling walls is 'barber surgeon' Hector Cadaver.
Come and see how the Scots fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.
Meet the executioner, resplendent in black and equipped with 'heading axe', ropes, knives, and all the other 'tools' of his gruesome trade.
Learn about the medieval weapons and tactics of a Scottish foot soldier. Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of the Castle in 1314.
Come along and learn what role the castle played in the Jacobite war of 1745 and meet characters from the period.
Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.