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Let the Medieval Games begin!

18 July 2014

Visitors to Caerlaverock Castle will be able to step back in time next weekend (25th -27th July) when Medieval Mayhem returns to the castle.

The event brings to life many of the sporting pursuits and entertainment of the medieval period, in a fun packed programme for all the family.

Key highlights include archery, kids battle, junior jousting, or with the Commonwealth Games nearly upon us, they’ll be the opportunity to see how it was done in the olden days by trying your hand at medieval games.

Gillian Urquhart, events manager for Historic Scotland, who run Caerlaverock Castle said;

“Medieval Mayhem is a great way to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays.

“There’s a whole host of activities to take part in – from junior hobby-horse jousting to learning how the Knights dressed for battle.

“Visitors of all ages can take part in our medieval games, which will provide a fun, interactive insight into sporting pursuits of the past.”

The event, which is part of Historic Scotland’s annual events  programme, will run from 12 noon until 4pm on 25th, 26th and  27th July and is included in admission to Caerlaverock Castle. For further information visit the Events section of our website.

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

  • Scotland welcomes the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014 providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games. The Year of Homecoming Scotland will run until 31 December 2014 throughout the length and breadth of the country. Visitors from around the world are invited to join in a celebration of the nation’s food and drink, active pursuits, cultural heritage, nature and ancestral heritage. Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative being led by EventScotland and VisitScotland, supported by numerous partners. To find out more visit For more on Historic Scotland’s Homecoming activities visit or tweet us using #hshomecoming.

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For further information

Iona Matheson, Media & PR Officer
Historic Scotland Media Office
0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858