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Thirlestane Castle Transported Back to Civil War Era

Thirlestane Castle Transported Back to Civil War Era

The Sealed Knot, the UK's oldest re-enactment group, are spending the weekend (24th/25th June) at Thirlestane Castle to show what life would have been like in the 1600s.

There will be a living history camp with cooking demonstrations, military drills with muskets and pikes, and even the odd skirmish!

Join us at the castle for a whole weekend of family entertainment. Watch camp food being cooked over open fires, try on some armour and even let your children wield a pike if you dare!

Here's the rough schedule from The Sealed Knot Society although this may be subject to change:
10:00 Camp opens
10:15 Military march to the castle
10:30 Musket Drill
11:00 Pike Drill - including Kids Pikes
11:30 Drum Display
12:00 Artillery Drill
12:30 Musket & Pike Drill - including Kids Pikes
13:30 Costumes Explained
14:00 Skirmish/Cameos
16:00 Camp closes

It will be the same schedule both days.

The castle will also be open both days and is included in your entry ticket.

Pre-book a picnic (up until 5pm on Thursday 22nd June) or bring your own to enjoy in the grounds.

The tea room will be open as normal serving light lunches but if you are looking for something different then The Juicy Meat Co will be here. You can also cool off with an ice cream from Over Langshaw Farmhouse.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate and are the normal castle admission prices of £8 for adults, £6.50 for seniors, £3.50 for children and a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) is £20.

Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the grounds but only assistance dogs are permitted in the castle or tea room.

*Please note - annual passes and other special tickets and vouchers will not be accepted this weekend as this is a special event. Afternoon Teas will not be available on the Sunday.