Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and spectacle of medieval times this August bank holiday weekend, at England's Medieval Festival.Located at the fairytale castle of Herstmonceux, this festival brings history to life with lots of fun for all the family. Action-packed jousting, battles, sieges and parades; skilful crafts, trades and falconry; delicious food, ale and mead; and plenty of minstrels, jesters and magicians. Find out more here.

We are delighted to offer a family weekend ticket worth £275 to one lucky winner. The ticket admits two adults and two children to all the action, including four nights camping (bring your own tent and equipment). All you need to do to enter is sign up to the Visit 1066 Country newsletterand the winner will be picked at random on Thursday 8 August.

Congratulations to Sarah from Worthing – we hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!


Medieval Weekend Celebration
Medieval Weekend Celebration

This year's medieval event will be somewhat different, due to Covid-19. It is not a 'festival' in the usual sense, but instead a weekend celebration of Medieval England.

Herstmonceux Castle Estate
Bridge, moat and gardens at Herstmonceux Castle.

The oldest brick building of note still standing in the country, Herstmonceux Castle was also once the largest private home in fifteenth century England. Today, the majestic, moated castle is the centrepiece of a beautiful 300 acre estate.