Herstmonceux Medieval Festival returns this Bank Holiday

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival returns this Bank HolidayThe forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend will bring a flavour of life in the Middle Ages to the spectacular grounds and castle at Herstmonceux, near Hailsham.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 28, 29 and 30, the 18th annual England’s Medieval Festival is being staged there, with more than 1,000 authentically costumed participants and a host of special events.

The 15th century moated castle will, for instance, provide a superb backdrop to demonstrations of medieval warfare, with armoured knights and men-at-arms fighting alongside longbowmen, cannons and siege engines.

Archers will compete for prizes using longbows and crossbows, and the art of falconry will be demonstrated by experts, while jousting is another sure favourite with the crowds.

Living history encampments, a medieval traders’ market, strolling minstrels and a court jester all promise to add to the fun, and the festival opens 10am to 6pm daily, rain or shine.

Admission is £17 for adults, £16 for students and senior citizens and £10 for children aged five to 13.

More information can be obtained on-line at: www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com

Source: Eastbourne Herald Gazette



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