England's Medieval Festival at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle
Nestled within the Sussex countryside is a 15th century moated castle - Herstmonceux Castle. It is here, in this truly magical setting, that history comes to life. Over 1000 Knights, Bowmen and Men-at-Arms will lay siege to the Castle - England's largest medieval battle with full cannon support.
Held annually since 1992 over the three days of August Bank Holiday Weekend, England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle is Britain's most magnificant celebration of the Middle Ages.
Activities and Entertainment for All: twice daily Battles, mounted Skill-at-Arms Tournaments, breathtaking Falconry, Longbow and Crossbow Competition, Have-A-Go-Archery, Archery Displays, spectacular Grand Parades, Puppeteers, Jesters, Strolling Minstrels, Europe's largest Medieval Traders' Row, fabulous Craft Stalls, Living History Encampments, Kids' Kingdom, Hog Roast, Music, Colour and Dance.
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VenueGardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle
Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
Map reference: TQ 646087 Lat: 50.85519 Long: 0.33789
Signposted from A272 Road at Herstmonceux two miles east of village on Boreham Street to Pevensey road. Look for sign to Herstmonceux Castle on A271 or A27.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 6 miles (9.7 kms) from Polegate or Battle station
Disabled persons toilet
Guide Dogs permitted
Parking Areas for disabled visitors
Babes in Arms
Outdoor childrens area
Catering for groups
Full liquor licence
Vegetarians catered for
Approx length of visit 3-4 hours
Blue Badge Guides
Booking essential for groups
Min group size - 15 Max group size - no limit Special group rates - 15+