Arundel Castle’s Festival of History

Event Details

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Start time: 10:00

End time: 17:00

Event Short Description

Embark on an immersive 12,000-year journey from the Stone Age to the 20th century.

Event Information

Embark on a 12,000-year journey from the Stone Age to the 20th century at Arundel Castle’s Festival of History, unfolding over the last August bank holiday weekend. Spread across the lower lawns of the castle, this three-day extravaganza invites visitors to delve into the evolution of costumes, weapons, armour, and battle tactics.
Living history groups and individual interpreters will showcase historical crafts like forging, cooking, leatherwork, and period crafts. See the castle’s grounds come alive with bow and gun demonstrations, Saxon, Norman, Medieval Knights, falconry, Roman Gladiators, a medieval artillery display, and a history parade leading to the Grand Melee.
Visitors can also participate in hands-on activities such as axe throwing, archery, crossbows and crafting. Plus, there are battles for children to join and entertainment from medieval musicians, including Myal and Peg.

Admission Details

Adult: 27

Child: 12 (Under 5s go free)

Child Age Limit:

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Organiser Details

Name: Arundel Castle

Telephone: 01903 882173



Venue Details

Address: Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

Telephone: 01903 882173

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