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Arundel Castle’s Medieval Festival Weekend Returns

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Arundel Castle’s Medieval Festival Weekend is returning this summer on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023.

The Festival will transport visitors back to the year 1474 when the Earl of Arundel is marking the birth of his first grandson with a knight’s tournament and an archery contest between three nations – England, France, and Poland.

The two-day event will feature a tented encampment where visitors can explore and witness demonstrations of historical crafts such as forging, cooking, and leatherwork.

There will also be combat demonstrations, falconry demonstrations and the incredible Knights Tournament. Other activities include axe throwing, crossbows and archery.

Younger guests can also get involved in Arundel Castle’s ‘kids battles’ and enjoy medieval music from performers Myal and Peg, and a storytelling session.

Visitors can head to the Knights’ Table for delicious food with a medieval twist and a range of drinks close to the encampment.

Alternatively, visitors can dine at the Castle’s café, restaurant or tea terrace, or bring their own picnic to enjoy in the Castle grounds.

Andrew Lewis, Castle Manager said:

“We’re thrilled to host the Medieval Festival. It’s a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to come together and experience the sights, sounds, and excitement of medieval times with the unique and historical backdrop of Arundel Castle.”

Tickets to the Medieval Festival are available at arundelcastle.org and cost from £25 per adult, £11.00 for a child, or £61.00 for a Family Ticket. Children under five years old can enter for free.

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