First level 'Castles' project tour

Take your learning outdoors and into either Edinburgh Castle or Craigmillar Castle with this specially designed tour

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A quick description of your 'Castles' activity tour

Welcome to your First Level castle exploration!


We’ve designed this tour to help teachers deliver an early years/First Level project on castles.  We’ll cover some of the most interesting aspects of castles - castle features, life in a castle, attacking and defending a castle, and why people stopped building castles.

This tour isn’t one where your guide simply points out the past and talks; it’s been carefully designed to maximise active thinking skills and ‘think, pair, share’ opportunities’.

We can run this tour at most castles, but we really recommend Craigmillar Castle.  Craigmillar is usually quiet and easy to explore, and there’s a minimal charge from Historic Environment Scotland.  Please note that any fee for using the castle, and your castle booking, is separate from the fee from Historic Edinburgh Tours.

£3 per pupil.  

No cost for adults.

Tour lasts for an hour.

Can take place at either Edinburgh Castle or Craigmillar Castle.

School has to book the castle (not included in our price).

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Some of the learning questions we will answer on this tour

Information about your 'Castles' project tour