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Renaissance Revelry for the whole family at Bothwell Castle

11 June 2013

Visitors to Bothwell Castle this Sunday (16 June) will be able to learn more about Renaissance life in Scotland with a day of royal revelry. They will be given the opportunity to re-live the spectacle of knights clashing in combat, see costumed performers parading the fashions of the day and try their hands at archery, among other things.

There will be a variety of shows and presentations taking place from 12-4pm, all offering an insight into Renaissance life. These include musketry and a costuming presentation. There will also be a Renaissance food table where visitors can learn more about the diets and lifestyles of the people who once inhabited Bothwell Castle. The event is included in the admission price.

Chris Timmins, Monument Manager at Bothwell Castle said: “This is a great opportunity for visitors to Bothwell Castle to enjoy the company of King James IV and his court and get a glimpse into what life was once like at the Castle. Costumed performers will bring the Castle to life while a variety of demonstrations will offer an insight into the typical pastimes of a royal court. With an interesting programme of presentations taking place throughout the afternoon, this promises to be a fun and educational event.”

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Alice Wyllie
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