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Enjoy Games and Crafts this Sunday at Dirleton Garden

1 August 2012

Come and enjoy a day in the beautiful gardens at Dirleton Castle, East Lothian, this Sunday, 5th August 2012.

The event takes place from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Gillian Urquhart,. Events Manager at Historic Scotland said: ”This is a great day out for all the family in a really beautiful location.  Try your hand at archery and medieval games, join our Rangers for guided walks in the garden and be inspired by your surroundings and create your very own colourful masterpiece with the help of our professional artist.”

Dirleton Castle is one of the oldest surviving castles in Scotland and has boasted a garden probably since its earliest days as a medieval fortified residence.

Today there is a colourful blend of traditional formal gardens and more contemporary planting, including, as the Guinness Book of Records testifies – the world’s longest herbaceous border.

Adult £7:00, Concession £7:00, Concession: £6:00, Child £4.50.
Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £20.00

Admission free to Historic Scotland members.

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  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at:

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                                                       Year of Creative Scotland 2012

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Jennifer Johnston-Watt
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