Civil War Weekend

In August 1643 the Civil War came to Tattershall. Experience seventeenth century life as the Royalists attack the castle

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Sealed Knot, one of the countries oldest and largest re-enactment societies, presents seventeenth century life as the Royalists attack the Castle.

Immerse yourselves in the Civil War with weapons drills, a living history encampment open throughout the day and a battle re-enactment both days.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Tattershall Castle


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.36
Child £3.50 £3.18
Family £17.50 £15.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00

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.

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
The re-enactment takes place in the Castle grounds. Access to the Castle is via a spiral staircase only (149 steps). The grounds contain loose gravel paths and uneven grassy surfaces
Please take into consideration the effect loud explosions from muskets and cannon fire will have on small children entering the site. There isn't a secluded spot to hide from the noise. We therefore ask you not to bring dogs to this event.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 August 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Tattershall Castle
Call 01526 342543

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Civil War Weekend

Sat 05 Aug 2017
In August 1643 the Civil War came to Tattershall. Experience seventeenth century life as the Royalists attack the castle

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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