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  • A Blighty One

    Sunday 4 May

    Early 1916 and the Battle of Loos is over. Convalescing on light duties at Edinburgh Castle, hear tales of a Regular soldier's experiences ...

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  • Rebels and Redcoats

    Saturday 10 May

    The Jacobite war of 1745 was one of the most turbulent in Scottish history. Come along and learn what role the castle played in ...

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  • Rebels and Redcoats

    Sunday 11 May

    The Jacobite war of 1745 was one of the most turbulent in Scottish history. Come along and learn what role the castle played in ...

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  • Rebels and Redcoats

    Monday 12 May

    The Jacobite war of 1745 was one of the most turbulent in Scottish history. Come along and learn what role the castle played in ...

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    • Mary, Queen of Scots

      Monday 19 May

      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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    • Prisoner

      Wednesday 21 May

      In April, 1811, a daring escape took place from Edinburgh Castle, where French prisoners were held during the Napoleonic War. One ...

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    • Prisoner

      Thursday 22 May

      In April, 1811, a daring escape took place from Edinburgh Castle, where French prisoners were held during the Napoleonic War. One ...

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    • Mary, Queen of Scots

      Saturday 24 May

      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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      • Queens of the Castle

        Wednesday 28 May

        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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          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.