English troops to seize Edinburgh Castle

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Oliver Cromwell captured the castle in 1650

EDINBURGH Castle will come under siege for two days next month.

The historic fortress will play host to Oliver Cromwell, who captured the castle in 1650.

The re-enactment will feature 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.

Spectacular

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, between 12 and 4pm on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, is included in the normal admission price: Adult £14.00, Concession £11.20, Child £8.20.

Admission free to Historic Scotland members.

 

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