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Open 10-4pm each day
FREE ENTRANCE (£1 to park)
Whittington Castle site has been occupied since Pre-historic times. There is still evidence of an Ironage settlement on the site and it has been occupied ever since. The Normans chose the site to build an impressive castle to use as a power base, during the Tudor period the castle came into Royal ownership for a brief period. A light skirmish occurred at Whittington during the English Civil War and eventually the grounds and outer bailey became a Farm while much of the stone was used to help build the main road outside. During the First World War the Castle became a laundry and took in washing from Park Hall Army Camp. It has also been a library, restaurant and is now a historic visitor attraction.
The Castle has witnessed all this history and so for this first Multi Period event, visitors will be able to time travel through history. From a medieval encampment (the castle is home to the House of the Black Star medieval re-enactment group) to a 1950's Fairground - from a Victorian Field Kitchen to 17th century Musketeers, from Romans to medieval fishing on the moat. There will be stalls selling modern day crafts as well as period items, and refreshments are available on site.
The ideal family day out.
We still have space for stalls and re-enctors please contact the castle on 01691 662500 or e-mail email@example.com
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We can't pay for re-enactors, living history people but you'r equite welcome to put a bucket out for donations! If you do not have the people to come as a group come along yourself in costume & enjoy the weekend & chat to people. Overnight camping is available & with 2 pubs as neighbours who are used to strange people in costume ...... Please let us know if you fancy joining us