Part of Historic Environment Scotland
A child wearing a red jumper looks out onto grass from a castle wall

Castle Construction

Selected dates from Monday 1 April 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019

Engine Shed

Family friendly, General interest

Least technical

Event Description

Learn all about castle construction this Easter holiday.

Castles are some of Scotland's biggest, most important buildings. It took a lot of skill to construct them, including teams of quarrymen, carpenters, stonemasons, blacksmiths, and labourers. 

They didn't have the machinery or tools of today to help them, and during the Medieval period, castles were built using equipment like pulleys and simple wood or stone tools. 

Become medieval quarrymen, builders and stonemasons for the day. Find out the easiest way to transport the stone needed to build your castle. Figure out how to get the sand the builders needed for the mortar to the top of the castle where they were working. 

Discover how different castle construction was from today!

Please note: Activity suitable for ages 7+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.

Additional information: We'll provide all the materials you'll need.

View 11 available dates until Fri 12 Apr 2019

Dates & Times

Mon 01 Apr 2019
1pm - 3.30pm


  • Free - drop in