Traquair Medieval Fayre

Traquair Medieval Fayre

  • Traquair Medieval Fayre
Saturday, May 24, 2014 to Sunday, May 25, 2014


11am - 5pm

Traquair Medieval Fayre celebrates its 10th anniversary with a superb line of medieval entertainment in the magical grounds of Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House.


The centerpiece event on the wineglass lawn in front of the house will be a Tournament, the Medieval Olympics of its day, with teams of knights engaging in ongoing contests throughout the day, involving combat displays and chivalrous competitions.

On the main grassed avenue there will be spectacular jousting and equestrian skills displayed by the group, Les Amis d’Onno and a new feature will be Deerhound Lure coursing organized by the Deerhound Society which will involve over 20 dogs racing throughout the day.

Falconry displays will also be taking place in front of the house with a large array of falcons, owls and a raven on display all day as well as storytelling in the grounds with Mistress Quill.

In the old Walled Garden you can step back into the past and visit authentic medieval traders, see living history demonstrations including green wood working, blacksmith’s forge, basket making and much more. You can have a go at longbow archery, listen to wandering minstrels while children can enjoy jester shows, take part in sword and helmet making workshops and get dressed as mini knights and damsels.

If your interest is in early music there will be also be a concert of Music from the Stuart Court in the Traquair Chapel during the afternoon with accomplished musician and lute player James Akers together with countertenor James Laing.

Good food, a Hog Roast and a Traquair Fayre Ale make the ambience complete and the Medieval Fayre, a unique event for all ages.

On Site Ticket prices: Adults -  £12.00; Concessions/children £10.00; Family ticket (2 adults and three children): £38.00.

Children tickets 5 years to 14 years.  Children under five free of charge.

Advance tickets are no longer available.

Take a look at some photo galleries of previous years and this year's promotional leaflet.