VISITORS will be taken on a journey into the 16th century at Historic Environment Scotland’s new Regal Renaissance event at Stirling Castle this weekend.
From 11am – 4pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October, the brand new event will welcome Renaissance fashion shows, live historic craft demonstration and storytelling to the historic site.
Ticket holders can step into the busy world of Stirling Castle’s royal court, gaining an insight into the magnificent Renaissance style of 16th-century castle life.
Plenty of activities are scheduled across the weekend, from designing your own coat of arms to practicing your curtsy for the queen and her ladies in waiting.
Visitors can join in on some period dancing, enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Renaissance catwalk, or be entertained by jubilant jesters throughout the day in The Great Hall.
Gillian Urquhart, Events Manager at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), said: “We’re thrilled to be unveiling this brand new event at Stirling Castle, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the grandeur of the life and times of the Renaissance monarch James V.
“Regal Renaissance offers something for all ages to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming everyone.
“Visitors are encouraged to visit the Chapel Royal to dress up in our finest selection of Renaissance clothes for a Renaissance selfie!” Gillian added.
The Castle will be open from 9.30am for visitors to explore before the event begins.
Tickets to the event are included with entry to the site and cost £17.50 for adults, £14 for concessions, £10.50 for children and under 7s go free.
Entry is free for Historic Scotland members and there are a variety of Family ticket packages available.