Arundel Festival of History

Arundel Festival of History

West Sussex, UK

Step into a time machine and journey through 12,000 years of history at Arundel Castle's Festival of History. Taking place over the last August bank holiday weekend, this three-day spectacle unfolds on the lower lawns of the castle, offering visitors a captivating exploration of the evolution of costumes, weapons, armor, and battle tactics. From the Stone Age to the 20th century, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of human history as living history groups and individual interpreters showcase historical crafts like forging, cooking, leatherwork, and period crafts against the stunning backdrop of the castle grounds.

What to Expect:

  • Fascinating demonstrations of bow and gun techniques
  • Thrilling displays featuring Saxon, Norman, and Medieval Knights
  • Mesmerizing falconry shows
  • Exciting Roman Gladiator performances
  • A medieval artillery display that brings history to life
  • A captivating history parade leading to the Grand Melee
  • Hands-on activities including axe throwing, archery, crossbows, and crafting
  • The renowned Arundel Castle 'Kids Battle' for young history enthusiasts
  • Entertainment from medieval musicians like Myal and Peg, adding to the enchanting atmosphere of the event.

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24 Aug 2024 - 26 Aug 2024
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM


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