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War is traditionally a male domain but during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce’s strongest and bravest supporters.
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.
Come and see how the Scots fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.
Hear tales of siege warfare and castle life
Dirleton Castle and Gardens
In 1645 Scotland was in the grip of civil war. Meet the Lindsays, their officers, clansmen and retainers who will tell you more about the Covenanters.
Edzell Castle and Garden
Travel back to a time where Scotland is almost fully controlled by Vikings and find out more about why Oban was of such importance.
Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel
Join us at the foot of the rock to relive the rich history from the west coast of Scotland.
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.
On the anniversary of the bombing of Duff House, hear the story and learn about the weapons and equipment used by a Scottish soldier stationed at the house.
Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds in this jousting tournament.
Learn about the tricks of the trade of the Scottish whisky smugglers.
Aberdour Castle and Gardens