Medieval Event At Herstmonceux Castle
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Photos of a very nice day out to one of the many Medieval events that they have at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex every year. These range from smaller ones like this, right up to very huge ones! This event was on the 28th May 2017, the first part of a two day event. I had been to Herstmonceux Castle many times before during events or just on normal open days, but my partner Helen had never been to the castle. We took our pet dog Squid there for the day, it's nice to find events like this that are dog friendly. The castle is very beautiful, unlike many of the castles around East Sussex it's not a ruin in any way (despite the fact it was a ruin from 1777 until 1933!), in fact this Tudor mansion these days is a fully functioning University study centre owned by Queen's University, Ontario (Canada) and has the Herstmonceux observatory and science centre next door, so it's easy to combine visits to both places. Not very medieval, but they did have a display of nice cars from the Bexhill 100 car club, which did look great with the backdrop of the castle behind them. On a more traditional note they did have birds of prey, drumming, a medieval camp and knights sword fighting (which I sadly missed!). Please feel free to share the photos of this event at Herstmonceux or use them for any non profit purposes, plus there is a link under the photos if you fancy leaving me any constructive comments or feedback on them!