Traquair’s medieval fayre is a step back in time

Photographer Ian Georgeson, 07921 567360
Pic: Charging up the avenue are Sir Fitzpercy (White) and Orlando Darnley (Dark Horse) from the group Les Amis dOnno who will be jousting at the weekend.

The Lady Sapphire is also in attendance.
Photographer Ian Georgeson, 07921 567360 Pic: Charging up the avenue are Sir Fitzpercy (White) and Orlando Darnley (Dark Horse) from the group Les Amis dOnno who will be jousting at the weekend. The Lady Sapphire is also in attendance.
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The Traquair Medieval Fayre is back again this weekend with a marvellous line up of medieval merriment for all ages at Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House.

A Grand Tournée will take place on the wineglass lawn in front of the house with combat displays with knights in armour.

The old Walled Garden will become a Medieval market with living history displays of everything from making chain mail armour to medicinal remedies. You can have a go at longbow archery, or see how medieval torture instruments were used!

Traders and demonstrators include felt making, willow working, medieval forge, bodging and spoon making as well as merchants’ selling leatherwork, jewellery, children’s costumes, pottery and crafts.

There is a great line up of activities for children including a make your own sword and helmet workshop, jester shows and storytelling.

Delicious food, pies and pizzas from ye olde Pizza Oven in the garden will complement the delicious Medieval Fayre Ale brewed exclusively for the weekend.

The fayre takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 11am-5pm.Tickets, which cover all entertainment as well as entry to the house, cost £12 for adults and £10 for children and concessions. Family tickets cost £38. Dogs welcome on leads.