Castle visitors to get chance of look back into medieval era

Knaresborough Castle
Visitors to a North Yorkshire castles will get a taste of what life was like during the medieval period when the era is brought to life this weekend.

Knaresborough Castle is hosting an array of medieval-themed events ranging from music and dance to cookery demonstrations as well as story-telling and birds of prey displays.

The castle was built at the turn of the 12th century, and its ruins overlook the River Nidd. Harrogate Borough Council’s curator of human history, Ros Watson, said: “It is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get a taste of what life would have been like to live in a castle during the medieval era.

“The castle ruins are still very impressive today, and they will provide an excellent backdrop to all the activities.”

Visitors will be able to look around the King’s Tower and the castle’s dungeon, as well as exploring the Courthouse Museum.

The free event, which is being organised by Harrogate Borough Council’s Museums and Arts Service, will be staged on Sunday between 11am and 4pm.A flower festival is also being staged at the medieval St John the Baptist’s Church in Knaresborough; admission is £2.50 per person.

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