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Man at Arms Tour: come and meet one of Lord Claud Hamilton’s men and hear about siege warfare in the sixteenth century.
Hear a foot soldier give an account of life in the castle.
Come meet one of the castles guards and learn about the types of armour and weapons used to defend such an important Castle.
The chance to see inside this impressive mansion, with free open days throughout the year.
Meet both supporters and deposers of Mary Queen of Scots as she wrestles to hold onto the reins of power.
Aberdour Castle and Gardens
Man at Arms Tour: Come and meet one of Hamilton’s men and hear about siege warfare in the sixteenth century.
Discover the traditional material of metal and the skills needed to work with it. Do you have what it takes to be a metal worker?
Join us for an informative chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Don't forget to bring a torch!
Join us for a night time walk around the palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's bats. Bat detectors will be available to help us track down these creatures, but don't forget to bring a torch!
HES Archives is showcasing original content alongside Search Room displays.
John Sinclair House
Listen to the leather-winged bats as you walk and learn to use a bat detector. This event will be in Gaelic.
Èist a-mach airson sgiath nan ialtag fhad ‘s a choisich sibh le inneal-lorg. Thèid an tachartas seo a lìbhrigeadh sa Ghàidhlig.