Berkhamsted Castle | Edward I takes Scottish prisoners

Berkhamsted Castle

1296: Edward I takes Scottish prisoners

King Edward I of England invades Scotland after John Balliol, King of Scots forms an alliance with France. Following the Battle of Dunbar on 28 April 1296, victorious Edward takes many high-status prisoners. A number of Scottish knights are brought south and imprisoned in Berkhamsted Castle.


Discover More


 Opening hours

Daily 10:00—18:00
Closed now Open tomorrow at 10:00

Berkhamsted Castle Trust

Berkhamsted Castle Trust manages the Berkhamsted Castle site in partnership with English Heritage under a Local Management Agreement. Our volunteers rely on the generosity of the public.
 Donate today