Arundel Castle’s May Medieval Festival – A Skirmish

Event Details

Event Date:


Event Time:

Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:00

Event Short Description

Arundel Castle to host a spectacular Skirmish as part of its May Medieval Festival

Event Information

Arundel Castle Medieval Festival activities

Experience history depicted like never before at Arundel Castle’s 15th-century Wars of the Roses family event. King Edward IV, Duke of York, faces rebellion from the supporters of the former King, Henry VI, Duke of Lancaster. For one weekend only, Arundel Castle serves as the backdrop for an imaginary Lancastrian raiding party engaging with Yorkist forces.

The event includes three tented encampments showcasing 15th-century crafts, forging, leather work, cooking, weapons, and armour. In addition, visitors can participate in hands-on activities, such as archery, axe throwing, and warrior training, as well as Arundel Castle’s renowned ‘Kids battles’.

Falconry demonstrations, medieval music performances, fire eating, artillery demonstrations and skirmishes, all add to the immersive experience, transporting visitors back to this turbulent time in England’s history.

Tickets to the Medieval Festival are available at

Admission Details

Adult: 25

Child: 11 (Under 5s go free)

Child Age Limit:

Concession Details:

Organiser Details

Name: Arundel Castle

Telephone: 01903 882173

Email: [email protected]


Venue Details

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

Telephone: 01903 882173

Email Event

Search Events


Search by Date