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Very quaint and quirky shop that sells swords and shields and coats of arms and the like. Also lots... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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Great range of reproduction weapons

Was greatly impressed by the range of reproduction swords and other weapons for sale in this shop... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Livingston, United Kingdom
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7 Sep 2017
“Great range of reproduction weapons”
29 Mar 2017
“Loved! ”
The Knights Vault is Edinburgh's only Family name centre. With over one million family name histories available any visitor with a European name is likely to find their family name hisotry and Coat of Arms. Copies on parchment can be made...more
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102 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 281 4147
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Was greatly impressed by the range of reproduction swords and other weapons for sale in this shop. If you are a fan of either Game of Thrones or Outlander, as I am, then this is the place to go to get accurate looking peplicas although...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My son was in heaven the moment we walked in. Decent price on swords and welcoming staff. They allowed my son to touch and handle each sword and never seemed annoyed. Just a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Shirley F
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Very quaint and quirky shop that sells swords and shields and coats of arms and the like. Also lots of small generally Scottish light catchers, wall art etc. Very friendly and helpful staff good selection of items and though tourist prices abound where else can...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank DavidM299
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I originally visited the castle gift shop searching for the Royal Mile Armouries, as the signs outside and images on google had been deceiving. I was told that it didn't exist and given a card for the Knights Vault. I eventually did find the Royal...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I was so pleased with a purchase My husband and I made for our Son. Sadly we used his courier service at an extra cost, so not to walk around Edinburgh with a sword. He promised us tht it would be with us by the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank firtrees123
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Visited the shop a few weeks ago while on holiday in Scotland. I had been travelling with my family for 8 weeks and had been looking for a sword to take home as a souvenir. I purchased a Robert the Bruce sword and they were...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank genelleh380
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Visited the shop and gave my name and was surprised to see my coat of arms. (Goshawk) Absolutely brilliant. The owner was so helpful and I recommend this shop or his place in the tron market on royal mile. So many swords and ancient weapons...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TonyG1312
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I have always loved armor and knight and stuff like that. I cannot believe it can just come true with very very reasonable prices. Half the swords can actually be sharpened and used. All the helmets are real and made with true metal. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Mei Mei G
Reviewed 20 September 2015

"Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SwingerJ
Reviewed 23 July 2015

What a great store with tangible artifacts containing meaningful historical and literary connections. With a family member, we purchased a Braveheart replica sword after viewing and handling an expansive weaponry selection. We were impressed at every stage of the process. High quality products! And, the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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