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Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’.
Meet King James V’s musician who will tell tales of the instruments, some of which may even be true!
Meet the King as he explains the art of warfare during the late 15th century and see the magnificent armour of the period.
Come and see how the Scots fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.
Find out why Davie Kirkwood, part of the Red Clydeside Movement, was arrested and brought to Edinburgh Castle.
Meet a member of Dr. Elsie Inglis’ Scottish Women’s Hospital and hear tales of this all-female medical unit.
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.
Meet a Highland soldier from 1918 and learn about his experience at the front and his reflections on the Armistice
Hear the true stories of two veterans as they recount their very different tales of service
Come along and learn what role the castle played in the Jacobite war of 1745 and meet characters from the period.
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner the castle.
Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.