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During your visit look out for our living history character. They will be on hand to tell you more about the site, the character and time period they are portraying as well as posing for photos!

A Living History Character holding a sword leaning against a castle wall

Living History at our sites

During your visit look out for our living history character. They will be on hand to tell you more about the site, the character and time period they are portraying as well as posing for photos!

Our performers will be at various sites on selected days throughout the summer holidays, between Saturday 2 July and Sunday 14 August. We have various characters from a Medieval Archer, a Redcoat Soldier and a Renaissance Musician to a Pictish Storyteller, to name but a few. 

What's more, it is all included in the price of admission and free to members! Just book your ticket and pop along. Please check site information for opening times.

Blackness Castle 

Craigmillar Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle 

Elgin Cathedral

Fort George 

Melrose Abbey

St Andrews Castle

Urquhart Castle 

Living History at Edinburgh Castle 

As you wander round the castle be on the look out for our living history character. They will be on hand to tell you more about the site, the character and time period they are portraying as well as posing for photos!

Our roving performer will be at the castle on selected days throughout the summer holidays, between Saturday 2 July and Sunday 14 August. We have various characters from a Medieval Executioner, a Jacobite Clansman and a Renaissance Musician to a Pictish warrior, to name but a few.

What's more, it is all included in the price of admission and free to members! Tickets often sell out in advance. Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

If you would like more information on our Living History please contact the events team on 0131 668 8885 or events@hes.scot

Entrance to our sites and Living History is free for Historic Scotland Members. 

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