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Civil War Reenactment

A dramatic re-enactment of 'The Betrayal', portraying the events of 1646 when the castle was finally taken.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step back in time with The English Civil War Society as they garrison the Castle and go about their daily life. Watch Lady Bankes dine with her friends as her cooks busy themselves preparing the food.

On your visit you can train with the soldiers, see up close the costumes, armour and weapons.

Will the garrison be able to beat off the enemy attacks?

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

The event will be happening in the Outer Bailey of the castle

What to bring and wear

Footwear and clothing suitable for exploring a castle ruin

Accessibility

The Outer Bailey has step free access. Please see our access statement for further information.

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on
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