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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.
Life inside a castle is not always luxurious. In the 18th century Edinburgh castle is not a residence of royalty, but home to prisoners of war from across Europe and America.
Come and here the story of this extraordinary woman and her important contributions to Scottish culture.
Hear about the part the Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites.
Find out why Davie Kirkwood, part of the Red Clydeside Movement, was arrested and brought to Edinburgh Castle.
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.
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.
Meet the executioner, resplendent in black and equipped with 'heading axe', ropes, knives, and all the other 'tools' of his gruesome trade.
Learn about the medieval weapons and tactics of a Scottish foot soldier. Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of the Castle in 1314.
Hear from Mary of Guise who, by the end of 1542, became a widow determined to protect the throne for her baby daughter.
Everyday castle life has been abandoned, meet the servant who had to learn how to use a cannon quickly.