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Edinburgh Castle is steeped in war. From the Wars of Independence through to the Civil Wars of the seventeenth century, Scots relied on pikes in battle. Come along, find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself. One for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy!
The Jacobite war of 1745 was one of the most turbulent in Scottish history. Come along and learn what role the castle played in this great conflict and meet characters from the period. This presentation includes a weapons and costume demonstration.
Join us on a guided tour and learn more about Melrose Abbey’s fascinating past through some of the artefacts that are on display in the Abbey’s museum. You may be surprised by some of the things that you will learn about Medieval Abbey life! The tour is included in the normal admission price but pre-booking is essential. Please phone Melrose Abbey on 01896 822 562 to reserve your place. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Join us on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice. Find out about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7 000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so special.