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Experience ‘medieval mayhem’ at Caelaverock Castle!

22 July 2013

Visitors to Caelaverock Castle will be able to experience life in medieval times this week. The castle is playing host to ‘Medieval Mayhem’ from Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July, a three day extravaganza of medieval pursuits including sword play, archery and crossbow skills.

Young visitors can also have a go at hobby horse jousting, meet knights in armour and enjoy story telling sessions where they will be regaled with tales of legendary outlaws, thrilling battles and heroic quests.

Alison Stalker, Assistant Events Manager for Historic Scotland said;

“Medieval Mayhem is the ideal event to help keep the children entertained during the summer holidays.

“We have lots of great activities for little lords and ladies, from how to dress for battle to hobby horse jousting.

“Meeting a knight is great fun for little ones, whilst story telling sessions will keep them entertained with tales of old.”

The Castle also offers a siege warfare exhibition, children’s adventure park and trail, plus a nature walk.

“Medieval Mayhem” runs from Friday, July 26th to Sunday, July 28th, between noon and 4pm each day.

The cost of the event is £5.50 for adults, £4.40 for concessions and £3.30 for children. Admission is free for Historic Scotland members.

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