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image for Historical Event item typeSiege! – Medieval Siege Society at Hedingham Castle

Historical Event, Sun 5 - Mon 6 May 2019, £10-£42

Siege

Siege

Address

Baley Street,
Castle Hedingham,
Essex,
CO9 3DJ

Details

Villainy is afoot and Hedingham Castle is under threat!

Choose your allegiance and rally your fellow supporters as the Medieval Siege Society returns to mark the anniversary of the siege of Hedingham Castle by the dastardly King John.

Following the arming of the knights there will be a swashbuckling set-piece battle and desperate skirmishes making up the most authentic medieval battle this side of the 15th Century!

Meander amongst the bustle of the camp where you will experience a unique taste of life in the high medieval period, warts and all. You’ll also be able to test your weapon skills at the archery range.

Even the most grizzled of soldiers needs to unwind after a hard day’s bloodshed and, of course, there is a lighter side to camp life for you to explore.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the magnificent birds of prey from Coda Falconry, dance round the maypole to celebrate the coming of summer and take a leisurely donkey ride around the ancient Norman Keep.

Grown-ups will have plenty to keep them amused too – there will be craft stalls and traders, and lots of delectable food stalls.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Disabled Access limited.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 5 - Mon 6 May 2019 10:00 to 17:00

Location

Directions

Plan route to Hedingham Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 787358  Lat: 51.99266 Long: 0.60268

By Road:
Located on the B1058 (1 mile off A1017) between Cambridge and Colchester.

By Public Transport:
From Braintree station it is 7 miles to Hedingham Castle.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Disabled Access limited.