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England's Medieval Festival 2017

Starts: 25th Aug 2017

A Magical Weekend Experience - Step back in time, and immerse yourself in the spectacular sights, sounds and setting of the past!


Start Date

25th Aug 2017

End Date

28th Aug 2017


Herstmonceux Castle


Nobel Jacks, Perkelt, Pentacle Drummers, Rowan Luis and Friends and more


The fairy tale setting of Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex plays host to over 15,000 visitors every August Bank Holiday weekend who immerse themselves in the wonderful sights, sounds and spectacle of England’s Medieval Festival. Celebrating it's 25th anniversary in 2017, this hugely popular annual event is the most authentic of its kind in the UK and an unforgettable way to discover the magic of history.

From the moment of arrival, visitors step back in time and enjoyed an array of dazzling demonstrations. Realistic battle re-enactments, thrilling jousting by the Knights of Camelot, magnificent Grand Parades, highly-skilled displays of falconry, music, dance and even a hilarious ‘Mud Show’. There is plenty of opportunity to join in the fun too, with have-a-go joustng, archery, sword school, drum school plus workshops for all ages, including chainmail, calligraphy, wood-weaving, blacksmith-forging and many other traditional arts and crafts.

Wizards, jesters, knights, dragons and princesses delighted the kids, while the Living History Village offers the chance to see what it would really have been like to have lived in the Middle Ages. Traditional musicians are joined on the music line-up by foot-stomping folk bands in to the evening at the Buxom Wench Tavern and there's an outdoor cinema showing medieval themed movie classics.

With so much to see and do, many guests opted for camping and glamping or even the onsite B&B in the glorious castle grounds. Weekend guests enjoy a sparkling array of evening entertainment, including live music, performance, storytelling and a magical torch-lit parade.

The 25th anniversary is set to go off with a BANG so grab your early bird tickets to this unique celebration of the past NOW!

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flat ground with accesible facilities


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