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Bank holiday fun at Arundel Castle

Three day event, 29 - 31 August 2015, to chart 2,000 years of local history

Arundel Castle, West Sussex is set to take visitors on a journey through time this August Bank Holiday (29 – 31 August), as it presents its History In Action (Multi-Period) event, charting almost two millennia of local history. 
The three day event promises to be a rip-roaring ride through the history of Sussex. Starting during the time of Roman Gladiators, when there was a Roman Villa at Arundel, and travelling through the Norman, Medieval and Victorian periods, the event aims to show visitors how Sussex developed into the county it is today. 

Castle Manager Bryan McDonald comments: “Arundel Castle is one of Sussex’s leading landmarks. We are all very proud of the Castle’s history, as well as that of our town and county – this History In Action event is an apt opportunity to celebrate that rich past.”

A popular event with visitors to Arundel Castle and history buffs alike, this three-day spectacular combines the talents and performance skills of leading historical interpretation troupes including: Raven Tor Living History Group, Company of St Barbara, Wessex Medieval Alliance, Rough Musicke, and for the first time in 2015, Ragged Victorians. 

With a plethora of small tented encampments positioned on the Castle’s Lower Lawns, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in days gone by. From exploring costume through the ages, to enjoying combat demonstrations, falconry and thrilling artillery displays, there is something to enthral, entertain and inform visitors of all ages and interests.

For those visiting on the concluding day of the event there is added excitement, as performers representing each historical era battle it out to be crowned ‘the last period standing’. Combining armour and combat skill with historical pride, there is all to play for in this final showcase. 

McDonald continues: “I am certain that this year’s event is going to be even bigger and better than those that have gone before it. I look forward to seeing many animated Castle visitors as they learn about the terrific feats that have taken place in our grounds, as well as further afield!” 

Arundel Castle is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, Mondays in August and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are priced from £9.

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