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Medieval Mayhem & family fun at Craigmillar

30 September 2010

Craigmilllar Castle is hosting a weekend of medieval fun and games to keep the kids entertained during the October school holidays.

The Medieval Mayhem family event takes place at the imposing stronghold just outside Edinburgh from 11am to 3.00pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October.  

The host of activities and entertainment includes junior jousting, sword-play, archery and crossbow shooting.  There will also be some exciting story-telling, with tales of legendary outlaws, heroic quests and thrilling battles.

All of the entertainment is included in the normal admission to Craigmillar Castle (adult - £4.20, concession - £3.40, child - £2.50, with free entry for Historic Scotland Members),

Historic Scotland Interpretation Manager Gareth Cheeseman says: “Our Medieval Mayhem event offers something for all ages and promises great value as well as great fun.

“It also offers a perfect opportunity to explore Craigmillar’s imposing tower house – one of the oldest in Scotland – and enjoy the stunning views it affords over Edinburgh, to discover the castle’s mysterious chambers, and learn all about the colourful past of this great historic property and its famous links with Mary, Queen of Scots.”

Notes for Editors

  • Craigmillar Castle is 2.5 miles south-east of Edinburgh off the A7.. Postcode EH16 4SY.  Tel: 0131 661 4445.

  • Craigmillar Castle is one of 345 outstanding heritage properties and sites in the care of Historic Scotland.  Ranging from prehistoric dwellings to medieval castles, and from cathedrals to industrial buildings, these include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling ad Urquhart Castle, Skara Brae and the Border Abbeys. For further details of all Historic Scotland’s sites visit:

  • Historic Scotland’s Mission is: to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

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Ellen Drummond Ferroni
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