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Join one of our guides to hear of the Castle from the Motte and Bailey days to the time of the Tower House.
Join us in the shadow of the rock to recreate the rich history of Scotland’s west coast, from the Roman Age through to the Second World War.
Explore the links between Hopetoun House, Blackness Castle and House of the Binns.
Hear stories of battles, rebellions, and the men who led them!
Listen to James Mackintosh, a Jacobite Guard, tell stories of rebellion and battle.
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.
Hear tales of siege warfare and castle life
Dirleton Castle and Gardens
Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds in this jousting tournament.
Meet a castle resident who will tell stories of the great Scottish rebellions - stories of siege, skirmish, and battle!
Curious what a battle was like in medieval Scotland? Ask a knight and archer in full war-dress about the experience, try on some armour, and even shoot a bow!
Come meet one of the soldiers from the Jacobite Wars as he explains the weapons used by both sides.
Hear a foot soldier give an account of life in the castle.