UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES
Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
Tue 7 & Wed 8 Aug 2018
Please be advised that the Castle will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 18th August for a wedding. We will be open again from 10am on Sunday 19th and look forward to seeing you then.
Experience a spectacle of speed and skill as knights on horseback clash in contest. Choose your champion and see who is victorious in this colourful display of chivalry and courage.
Surround yourself in pageantry and marvel at falcons in flight. The living history encampments will take you back in time, where you'll be kept entertained by the court jester and merry musicians. Budding knights can also enjoy their own hero moment as they test their bravery in the hobby-horse jousting.
10.30am Merry Minstrels
Our minstrels Revellion start the day with the wonderful sounds of medieval music on ancient instruments
11am School for Fools
Meet Peterkin the Fool and learn something of the history and practice of this most sought after job
11.30am Medieval Executioner
Gilbert Savage recounts the nature of crime and punishment during turbulent times in our nation’s history
12pm Medieval Falconry Display
12.30pm Mounted Skill at Arms
Knights display their skill on horseback
1pm Meet the Knights
Get up close to the knights, have your picture taken and get your flags signed!
1pm Medieval Executioner
Join Gilbert Savage once more for gruesome tales
1.30pm Nought 'Twixt the Ears
Meet Peterkin the Fool
2pm Medieval Falconry Display
2.30pm Arming the Knight
Watch as our knights get ready and prepare to do battle!
2.30pm Merry Minstrels
Join Revellion as they prepare to perform the music and fanfares of the joust with trumpets and drums
3pm ‘Fee Fi Fo Fire!’
Half an hour of serious silliness, combining stilts, fire and the fool, Peterkin – what could go wrong?!
3.45pm The Grand Medieval Joust
Cheer on your champion in the thrilling Joust!
4.30pm Medieval Executioner
A final chance to hear Gilbert Savage recount the nature of crime and punishment during turbulent times in our nation’s history
4.30pm Merry Minstrels
A last chance to listen and join in with Revellion playing more lively medieval tunes
4.30pm – 5pm
Last chance to take part in junior jousting and have-a-go archery
Please note: all timings are approximate and some activities are weather dependent. In the event of hot weather, the jousting timetable may change to ensure animal safety.
|Child, 5-17 years||£8.20|
Ticket price includes entry to the event and the site.