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Easter Eggsploration!


We’re getting very ‘eggcited’ this Easter, and have created some fun hunts for children around some of our abbeys, mills, castles, forts and palaces. Are you an Easter Eggsplorer?

Castles and Abbeys

Can you help us in the heritage hunt at Dryburgh Abbey, Craigmillar Castle, Caerlaverock Castle, Aberdour Castle, Dumbarton Castle, Dirleton Castle or Linlithgow Palace? Each site is preparing for a royal visit, but some of the most important people have gone missing! If an intrepid Easter Eggsplorer can find them, they might just save the day!Cartoon image of Jasper the Jester

Rock on!

Can you find all the letters to solve the stone-age puzzle at Skara Brae? Find Cliff the Stone Age Man and Beira the Stone Age Woman around the houses to help you!
A cartoon image of Beira the Stone Age Woman
Soldier, Soldier

Soldier Seòras (said SHAW-RUS – it’s the Gaelic version of George) is needed for Parade Duty, but he’s hiding somewhere at Fort George and can’t be found! Can you track him down to make sure he doesn’t get into trouble?

Cartoon image of Seòras the soldier
Milling around

Can you find Jim the Scavenger around Stanley Mills? Unscramble the letters to reveal what made Stanley Mills work.

Cartoon image of Jim the Scavenger
Join us this Easter for our Easter Eggsplorer Trails – it’s the perfect place to catch the history bug. Remember to share your photos @welovehistory


About Author

Sally Gall

Sally works in the Interpretation Unit, and loves the writing and research involved in telling tales of the castles, abbeys, cairns and factories in our care – especially when this involves folklore and music.

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