Dunbar Battle Commemoration 1296

Where: Dunbar at Lauderdale Park
When: Weekend in late April / early May
Time: 10am-4pm


The first battle of Dunbar was part of the Wars of Scottish Independence and ended with victory for the forces of King Edward I of England and the surrender of the castle on April 27th 1296.  The battle is comparatively little known but was a significant contributory factor in the surrender of the Scots King John later in the year. Today the event is commemorated on a weekend near to the anniversary – expect living history, re-enactments and lots of activities for families, all organised by the Scottish Battlefields Trust. Hundreds of years later there was a Civil War battle at Dunbar so don’t get them confused!

Helpful Hints

In 2016 it was on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st but the event is taking a break in 2017. I’ll be checking later to se if it’s on again for 2018.

Click here for the Trusts website: http://www.scottishbattlefields.org

and here for the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scottishbattlefieldstrust/

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