Medieval Weekend Celebration



Medieval Weekend Celebration

Bank Holiday Weekend 10am to 6pm – Friday 28th August to Monday 31st August

For the past 27 years Herstmonceux Castle has hosted the largest and most spectacular medieval festival in Great Britain.

Unfortunately, due to the current conditions related to the pandemic, England’s Medieval Festival cannot take place this year as it has in the past.

However, to continue the August Bank holiday tradition, included in our normal entry prices; there will be a ‘Medieval Weekend Celebration’ at Herstmonceux Castle, produced in partnership with the organisers of England’s Medieval Festival.

Event Details

A Weekend Celebration of Medieval England throughout the gardens and grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

  • Market Traders
  • Performers
  • Have-a-go activities

All spaced around the Grounds and Gardens to provide ample room for social distancing.

You will enter the Castle Courtyard via the bridge over the moat and into our beautiful walled gardens. (There are currently no tours of the inside of the castle).

This themed weekend will be extended to four days (Friday 28th to Monday 31st August) as attendance will be limited each day.

Food & Drink

A selection of food and refreshments will be available for take-away, and you can use one of our designated picnic areas to enjoy your meal.

Public Safety

Every effort will be taken to follow government and health guidelines to provide a safe, enjoyable day out for everyone. This includes online ticket sales, contactless payments, hand sanitiser stands, toilet monitors with additional cleaning, one direction walkways and the recommended use of facial protection.

Book your tickets now

To avoid disappointment please book your tickets in advance.

  • Limited daily attendance
  • Social distancing measures
  • Family friendly
  • Takeaway refreshments
  • Have a go activities

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