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  • Mary, Queen of Scots

    Monday 7 April

    It is 1566 and Mary, Queen of Scots has given birth to James, heir to the throne. There is great rejoicing. The Queen will be holding ...

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    • Music Through the Ages

      Thursday 17 April

      Meet the musician to King James V and hear some of the tunes that would have entertained the Court. Learn the difference between a ...

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    • Queens of the Castle

      Wednesday 23 April

      Find out about two of Scotland's most famous queens from a lady of their households. Marie de Guise was regent and her daughter Mary, ...

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    • Queens of the Castle

      Thursday 24 April

      Find out about two of Scotland's most famous queens from a lady of their households. Marie de Guise was regent and her daughter Mary, ...

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    • Mary, Queen of Scots

      Wednesday 30 April

      It is 1566 and Mary, Queen of Scots has given birth to James, heir to the throne. There is great rejoicing. The Queen will be holding ...

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    Featured Event

    A Magical Easter

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    Join us over the Easter weekend for magic, mirth and merriment. Family activities include a science show, conjuring with Kramus the Magical Wizard and a chance for little explorers to test their knowledge of Edinburgh Castle in the Easter Quiz.

    Medieval Construction Science Show - 11.15, 12.15, 14.00, 15.00
    How do you move a tonne of stone without a lorry or build a castle turret without a crane? Find out how with Peter the Stonemason in this interactive science show.

    Kramus the Wizard - 12.00 - 16.00
    Join Kramus Nexifius, our 2,500 year old wizard and his magicians, to witness some incredible tricks, sleight of hand and magic.

    Birds of Prey - 12.00 - 16.00
    Learn more about the myths surrounding the and get up close with some wonderful birds of prey.

    Times Gone By - 12.00 - 16.00
    Join the team from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh to learn more about the traditional uses of the sun and the stars.

    The Castle Easter Egg Hunt (easter quiz)
    Use the clues to hunt for 10 Easter Eggs hidden around the castle and unscramble the hidden word. Hand your answer in to the Visitor Information or Audio Tour Booth to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

     

    Costumed Performers Edinburgh Castle

     

    Military Tattoo »

    The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual display of stunning military sets from around the world.

    Concerts »

    Edinburgh Castle provides a stunning backdrop for concerts throughout the year.

     

     

    Please note that the Military Tattoo and Castle Concert events are not run by Edinburgh Castle.