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Find out the different ways the Scottish celebrate Hogmanay!
Get dressed for battle and learn how to use the medieval longbow and crossbow from castle archer, Rusty Bodkins.
This is your opportunity to congratulate Mary, Queen of Scots, on the birth of James.
Find out how weaponry evolved from the early medieval period right through to the duels of the 17th century.
Come along and learn what role the castle played in the Jacobite war of 1745 and meet characters from the period.
Meet King James V’s musician who will tell tales of the instruments, some of which may even be true!
Come and see how the Scots fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.
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.
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.