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Festival, Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017, £6-£450

HCE Medieval Festival

HCE Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

Special Offers

2 for 1 Entry to the Grounds
One person free with a full paying adult to the Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle until 29 October 2017.
Dates valid: 4 March 2017 - 29 October 2017
Redeem this offer: Display this voucher at time of purchase.
Terms & conditions: Valid until 29 October 2017. Subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. R.O.A.R. One voucher per person/transaction. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.


England’s Medieval Festival is the largest and most authentic medieval themed festival in the UK.

It’s a complete day out, and magical weekend experience for the entire family.

Enjoy the thrill of:
- Knights jousting
- Twice daily battle and siege of the castle
- Grand parades
- Highly-skilled falconry displays
- Hundreds of craftsmen and traders
- A Kid’s Kingdom
- Crafts & games areas
- Workshops & demonstrations for all ages including chainmail, calligraphy, wood-weaving, and blacksmith-forging
- Minstrels, magicians, jesters
- Hog Roasts
- A hilarious mud show
- Archery and axe throwing
- Sword school
- Drum school

Wizards, jesters, knights, dragons, and princesses delight the kids. While the living history village offers the chance to see what it would really have been like to live in the Middle Ages.

Traditional musicians join a music line-up of foot-stomping folk bands who perform each day and evening on four outdoor and two indoor stage areas. This year’s line-up of performers includes:
- Noble Jacks
- Perkelt
- Portcullis
- Pyba
- Georgia Lewis & Friends
- Rowan Luis & Friends
- Bring back the Wolf
- Green Diesel
- Boondock
- Pentacle Drummers
- Stix
- Peasants Pottage
- Perdix
- United & Queen’s Players

Real ale, traditional mead and medieval eats are available alongside delicious cuisine for the family. Kids of all ages will also enjoy the moonlit cinema showing medieval themed classics.

The festival hosts several weddings, blessings and traditional hand-fasting celebrations over the weekend, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary, any couples also celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary can come to the festival for FREE!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017 10:00 to 18:00
Please use the Wartling Road entrance
A shuttle bus will be available from Polegate Station to Herstmonceux Castle


Prices vary depending on what you would like to do:
1 day entry - adult, concession, child, family tickets
2 day entry - adult, concession, child, family tickets
3 day entry - adult, concession, child, family tickets
B&B weekend ticket packages
Glamping weekend tickets
Camping weekend tickets
Caravan and Motorhomes weekend tickets
Royal Suite in the Castle ticket packages
Group tickets (1 day entry OR camping)

Discount tickets on sale now!

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug England's Medieval Festival


Medieval Festival Organizing Committee

020 8150 6767


East Sussex,
BN27 1RN



See location of Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 646103  Lat: 50.86957 Long: 0.33873

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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