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A costumed actor, dressed in 19th century soldier's uniform, is standing in front of a castle and leaning on a gun.

From Waterside to Waterloo

Hear the heroic tale of Sergeant Charles Ewart's daring feat to capture the Colours.

The Road to Bannockburn

The Road to Bannockburn

Learn about the medieval weapons and tactics of a Scottish foot soldier.

Medieval Longsword

A History of the Sword

Meet one of the Kings champions of the sword here in Edinburgh Castle.

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest! Sword in hand image.

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Find out the part the Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Captive

Castle Captive

An 18th century prisoner of war relates his story and explain about his life and times to the visitors.

A group hold schiltron spikes and a young child gasped in amazement.

Schiltron: Flodden era

Come and see how the Scots of the 16th century fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

Servant at Edinburgh Castle

The Lang Siege

Meet the lowly servant who has had to learn how to use a cannon very quickly.

Divided Loyalties of the ’45

Divided Loyalties of the ’45

Meet a Jacobite prisoner, his redcoat captor and learn of their shared common upbringing in the highlands.

Costumed performer

Women of Independence

Women were among some of Bruce’s strongest and bravest supporters.

An interior shot of the war memorial at Edinburgh Castle; the room contains plaques honoring the fallen.

Their Name Liveth On

Come and hear the story of Sir Robert Lorimer, architect of the Scottish National War Memorial.

An actor dressed in Jacobite costume holds a gun.

Rebels and Redcoats

Come along and learn what role the castle played in this great conflict.

Honours of Scotland

Honours of Scotland

Come hear from one of the men who rediscovered the Honours of Scotland.