Living History at our sites
During your visit look out for our living history characters 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 – although they may be a bit confused by your camera!
Our performers will be at various sites on selected days throughout the October holidays, between Monday 7 and Sunday 22 October 2023. We have various characters from throughout history ready to tell the tales of Scotland’s past, so come and say hello.
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.
Living History at Edinburgh Castle
As you wander round the castle this October, be careful you don’t get mistaken for a prisoner by Gilbert Savage, the Executioner! He will recount the nature of crime and punishment in Medieval Scotland, with all the grizzly bits left in! If you can stomach his gruesome stories, he will be at the Castle from Saturday 14 to Friday 20 October with performances at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2pm and 3pm in The Great Hall.
For something a bit lighter, on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October come and meet our Medieval musician and learn how important music was in medieval life.
We recommend booking your tickets online in advance for best price and to guarantee entry.
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If you would like more information on our Living History please contact the events team on 0131 668 8885 or firstname.lastname@example.org