The Siege of Dirleton Castle


Yellowcraig, East Lothian, Scotland, EH39 5DS

Sat 7th September 2024 - Sun 8th September 2024

10am to 4pm

Mythos Historical Events presents a re-enactment of the dramatic events surrounding the blockade of Dirleton Castle in 1298, when forces under Edward I of England, and his right-hand man, Bishop Antony Bek of Durham, laid siege to the de Vaux family's castle.

Re-enactment groups from Scotland and the north-east of England will set up an encampment showing life and weapons of the time. Visitors will be able to experience firing long bow, learn how soldiers and knights prepare for battle, and see the crafts and skills required in every day life then. For youngsters, they will get an opportunity to acquire the abilities of a page and a squire. Medieval music will fill the air...and for those looking to the future, Lady Cristobel will employ her tarot cards...but beware what they may reveal!

The day will climax with a tournament a plaisance, where knights and foot soldiers compete for the honour of being proclaimed champion of the day, and the award of the prestigious Golden Apple from the King himself.