Civil War encampment
Take a step back in time this summer holidays to the English Civil War (1642 - 1651), where a journey of discovery and intrigue awaits.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Discover the secrets of musketry and gunpowder and maybe even test your skills on our musket range. Try your hand at 17th Century surgery techniques with the 'kill or cure' game or perhaps visit our textiles display and try your hand at drop spindling.
- Event ticket prices
|One adult and up to three children||£15.70||£14.25|
|One adult and up to three children||£17.20||£15.60|
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission or
- Standard admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.
Peak: 1-2 January, 10-18 February, 30 March -15 April, 21-22, 28-29 April, 5-7, 12-13, 19-20 May, 26 May – 3 June, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 June, 30 June- 1 July, 7-8, 14-31 July, 1-31 August, 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 September, 6-7, 13-14, 20-28 October
Off peak: at all other times.
Under 5s: free. Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of two adults plus one 5-18 year old.
One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of one adult plus one 5-18 year old.
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.
- Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the Outer Bailey only.
|28 July 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|29 July 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|30 July 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|31 July 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|1 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|2 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|3 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|4 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|5 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|6 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|7 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|8 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|9 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|10 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|11 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|12 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|13 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|14 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|15 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|16 August 2018||10:00 - 17:30||Available|