Sign up to get the latest event updates and offers and promotions related to Historic Scotland attractions and membership. Great days out for the whole family await!
The Battle of Culloden is over, and King George is to build the greatest fortress ever seen in Britain.
Scots soldiers stood to arms along the Fife coast to repel an English Invasion. Meet the Scots soldiers and hear their story.
Aberdour Castle and Gardens
Meet one of the Jacobite guards
Meet the 4th Earl of Douglas and find out what life was like in this impressive castle during the early 1400s.
Hear from John Balliol who found himself King of Scots at a turbulent time in Scotland’s history.
Hear tales of the rebellious Jacobites, daring escape attempts by imprisoned government men and the excitement of living in a Jacobite garrison from one of the servant girls.
Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances in our annual jousting tournament. Watch as noble knights battle it out to be crowned champion.
Find out what life was like for King George's Highland soldiers during the 18th century.
Meet a Jacobite clansman and Redcoat soldier as they tell their tales of opposition and of the night of the great escape.
Man at Arms Tour: A lively introduction to the world of the late medieval archer
Bear witness to the siege of 1650 as the invading English army attacks the castle.
Dirleton Castle and Gardens
Man at Arms Tour: Come and meet one of Preston's men and hear about siege warfare in the sixteenth century.