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Archery Edinburgh

Bonnyrig, Edinburgh   

• Archery days at Dalhousie Castle nr Edinburgh
• Shoot arrows in the extensive castle grounds
• Excellent facilities with on site bistro and shop

What's Included

• Your experience will begin with a brief tuition period and introduction to the equipment
• Sessions last around 1-1.5 hours

What Can I Expect

Take aim, draw, and release your inner archer with a session learning archery in Edinburgh. You'll be shooting at a range of targets at this fantastic Scottish venue surrounded by stunning scenery and you will get a feel for what this medieval arrow-based sport is all about, yet only seven miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Your archery lesson takes place at the idyllic 13th century Dalhousie Castle in Edinburgh, where the extensive grounds offer some of the best sport in Lothian. You'll begin by meeting your instructor, who'll be the one talking you through the techniques and skills required to become adept at archery using a recurve bow. They'll show you the correct stance, how to load and aim your arrow, as well as giving some tips for successful shooting.

This activity is also great for a family or group of friends, as you can book up to six people on one archery voucher. The Edinburgh centre is able to offer tuition to supervised children as young as nine, so there's no need to book the babysitter if you want to give your archer's arms a stretch, as the kids can join in too.

This picture postcard setting is the ideal location to learn a traditional hunting sport. The bow and arrow have been popular for hundreds of years,and once you get a sense of the skill and precision involved, it's easy to see why this was a favourite discipline among the nobility. Try your hand at archery in Edinburgh and discover the thrilling satisfaction of seeing your arrow hit its target.

For budding archers from further afield, other popular archery lessons are available in clubs around the UK.


• This experience is available on selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year and dates can be made available upon request


• Experiences take place at the Dalhousie Hotel estate located in Bonnyrig in Edinburgh

Suitable For

• There is a minimum age of 12 years old
• All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
• Participants will be equipped with a suitable bow for their strength and skill


• A maximum of two spectators are permitted per participant
• There is a Bistro onsite serving drinks, light snacks and meals as well as a gift shop


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 3
Recommend to Friend 2
about 8 years ago
very good and a new experience which was great. very friendly and good there was only the three of us'--good tuition and of course a lovely setting. personally I would have liked it much further away than next to the falconry--I am scared of birds ,and it had never occurred to the tutor I'm sure--it suited her as she looked after the birds.
elizabeth cama
about 8 years ago
I bought an archery lesson for my niece for her 9th birthday and she absolutely loved it. Everyone was very friendly and we had a great time. She wants to go again so I will definitely be booking it again!
S Donaldson
about 10 years ago
I bought the Archery for two last year as a present for my boyfriend in Edinburgh. It was really wonderful and we had a great time. The people were very nice and the location was a big plus!
Kyra Zimmerman -
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Archery Edinburgh
Archery Session
Total Price£30.00