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Historical siege to be held at Edinburgh Castle

28 September 2011

Come to Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm and travel back in time to 1650, the time when Oliver Cromwell, having overthrown and executed Charles I, invaded Scotland and captured the castle.

Witness the grand parades of English and Scottish troops, the massive thunder of musket volleys and the roar of cannons as the Dragoons defend Edinburgh’s mighty stronghold.

Edinburgh Castle played a prominent role in the wars sweeping across Britain and was besieged and stormed several times.  It was at the centre of brutal executions and imprisonments.

Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle said: “This is going to be a fantastic weekend for all the family.  History is going to be brought to life in a spectacular fashion.  Come along and meet the soldiers defending the walls as the castle holds out for the King and Scotland.”

The event is included in the normal admission price: Adult £14.00  Concession £11.20, Child £8.20.

Admission free to Historic Scotland members.  

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.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk