Events at Thirlestane Castle

Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend

Civil War Re-Enactment Weekend


The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, is coming to Thirlestane Castle to bring to life the history of Scotland's involvement in the Civil Wars. They will be delving into what it was like in the 17th Century for both the military and ordinary people. 

Soldiers, muskets, pikes and drums in drill displays, life on the living history camp and a skirmish will be all part of the weekend. An education and an experience not to be missed.

Schedule for both Saturday and Sunday:

10:00 Military march to the castle
10:00 Camp opens 
10:30 Musket Drill 
11:00 Pike Drill 
11:30 Drum Display 
12:00 Artillery Drill  
12:30 Musket & Pike Drill
13:30 Costumes Explained
14:00 Skirmish/Cameos
16:00 Camp closes

(Please note this a rough schedule and may be subject to change on the day).

Pre-prepared picnics can be booked in advance if you don't fancy making your own. Contact or phone 01578 722430 before 5pm on Thursday 22nd June to order yours.

Tickets are now on sale at or by telephoning 01750 725480. Tickets can also be purchased on the day.