P4 Visit Edinburgh Castle

On Wednesday 3rd February primary four visited Edinburgh Castle to find out more about castle life and Mary Queen of Scots for their castle topic.  Although it was very chilly at the castle we had a super time and learned lots from our tour guide Calum.  As we were visiting the castle in the afternoon we were lucky enough to hear the one o’clock gun!

We had fun learning about the castle’s defences and got to try lifting some of Mons Megs’ cannonballs, but as you can imagine they were far too heavy! We saw the Great Hall where big banquets would have taken place and also the dungeons where prisoners of war were kept. We even learned how people went to the toilet back in medieval times and it wasn’t very nice, we can assure you! We were able to spot various plaques on the castle walls that told us that Edinburgh Castle was a royal castle. We even found a plaque that comemorated the year that Mary Queen of Scots and her husband Henry Stuart had their son James in the castle.

Before we left we got to see some chainmail, armour and swords that soldiers would have used in battle and we even dressed up as different people that would have lived in or worked for the castle in medieval times. Don’t we all look lovely? We hope you enjoy the photographs of our trip.

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22 thoughts on “P4 Visit Edinburgh Castle”

  1. What a great trip! Love the outfits – you make a really impressive looking knight Thea!

  2. P4 – you look great!

    What a lot of fun you must have had.

    And well done to Miss Allan for doing such a good job of putting it all on the blog for everyone to see.

  3. We learnt how they did the toilet in those days and it wasn’t pretty!

    I loved it when we got to dress up and learned what the people that we were dressed up as done in a castle.

  4. I had a lot of fun at Edinburugh castle especialy at the devils
    hole where prisoners tried to escape.

  5. I thought it was very very good even though there was lots of waking . I learnd a lot about castle for e.g there was a moat around the castle in the medieval days so the enames of the castle could not get in . It was really chilly on wenesday .We got to see the one o’clock gun.

  6. My favorite part about Edinburgh Castle was dressing up as a maid with Abbie McNee.I also liked the room we had our lunch in.

    By Katie Walshe p4

  7. I really enjoyed going into the ‘Devils Elbow’ and getting dresed up as a queen!
    I also enjoyed watching the 1 o’clock gun go off.
    I learned about Mary Queen of Scots & Mons Meg.


  8. I had a lot of fun at Edinbrugh Castle . I liked the one o’clock gun it was cool . I liked the devil’s elbow.

  9. I learnt that every family castle has a royal bage.I liked when I
    seen the great hall and the hole that the prisoers hole that
    they made to escape.I liked being at Edinbrugh Castle!

  10. I enjoyed being at Edinburgh castle. I liked going down to the dungens.I also enjoyed learning about mary queen of scots.

  11. I think that edinbrugh castle was so much fun that I want to go back on da again .Calum was a great tour gide he was like a book about castles .We got to see the one o’clock gun go of it was very loud . We went to see the dungons I think if I was in the dungons in madieval days I would not cop one little bit .It was very chilly out side on wednasday the 3rd of february. Then we all went to the great hall it was hot in the great hall and that was were all the party’s got holded in . Now it is got sords and wepons in it for desiplay . There was a balken for the band it was called minstrels .Then we went to devils elbow and up there was the tolits and an eascap hole for prisoners to eascap but they just fell down the cliff and then we went to a room were the was grifet on the fire place what is still there after a wiel we dressed up in dress , jokers , minstrels and lots lots more . Then it wass time to go back to school and everyone enjoyed it . It was a wounder full trip and i thought is great fun going to edinbrugh castle and really want to go back . Thank you miss allen for tacking us to edinbrugh castle .

  12. I really enjoyed it and i loved seeing the hole where the prisoners dug when they tryed to escape.

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