Take a trip back in time at Edzell Castle

Edzell Castle will play host to a programme of events whcih will see the Lindsay legacy returning to the castle.
Edzell Castle will play host to a programme of events whcih will see the Lindsay legacy returning to the castle.

The Lindsay legacy will be returning to Edzell Castle on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7.

The Lindsay family has a long association with Edzell Castle and you are invited to join the Historic Saltire Society from 12 noon until 4 pm both days, as they return to the 15th century and depict the period when the castle was rebuilt in stone.

Enjoy meeting the craftsmen and trades people who would have been involved in the project and experience typical daily medieval life.

Gareth Cheeseman, events manager, Historic Scotland said: “This is a great day out for all the family.

“Come along and get a taste of our fascinating medieval history and heritage.

“You can witness the planning of a medieval feast, watch a knight get prepared for battle, find out about his weapons and discover what life was like in a castle for a lady.

“There will also be authentic military and civilian camps which will be open throughout the afternoon.”

The event is included in the normal admission price: Adult £5, Concession £4, Child £3, with admission being free to Historic Scotland members.

The programme for event will be: 12 noon – Castle life - Meet the crafts and trade people living in the castle and learn about typical Medieval life;1 pm – The building of a dynasty - Meet the master craftsmen as he discusses his plans for a new castle;1.30 pm – A Grand banquet - Witness the planning of a Medieval feast;

2pm- Lady of Leisure - Discover what life in a castle was like for a lady; 2.30pm – The written word - A brief history of writing and calligraphy; 3pm – A knight’s tale -Watch as a knight is dressed for battle. Learn about his weapons of choice and his need for new recruits; 3.30 - The finished results - Take a look at the Lindsays in their new home.

Throughout the afternoon there will be the opportunity to visit authentic military and civilian camps.

The beauty of Edzell Castle was a statement of the prestige of its owners, the Lindsays.

It has a stylised walled garden, created in 1604.

Resplendent with heraldic sculptures and carved panels, the architectural framework surrounding the garden is unique in Britain.

The garden also includes walled flower and nesting boxes and a delightful summer house.