England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex
Near the end of August vistors will have the opportunity to experience England's Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle, located to the lovely coastal town of Hastings
Rye, East Sussex (PRUnderground) July 30th, 2012
The southern county of East Sussex is well known for its vast range of historical buildings and castles dating back to medieval times and beyond. Anybody staying in an East Sussex country house hotel who is looking to explore these magnificent buildings or places will be spoilt for choice during their visit.
To take your historical holiday exploration a little further, if you plan to time your stay near Hastings around the end of August you will have the opportunity to experience England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle, located near the beautiful coastal town of Hastings
This annual Medieval Festival is a spectacular event which takes place on August 25, 26 and 27 in the fabulous grounds of Herstmonceux Castle over the three day period. The festival offers a magnificent celebration of the Middle Ages and the lifestyle of that period.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a vast array of entertainment throughout the festival; this will include twice daily battles with over 1000 Knights, Bowmen and Men-at-Arms taking place. The festival will also feature armoured knights and jousting events, ‘skill-at-arms’ tournaments on horseback, plus falconry displays, archery competitions, puppeteers, strolling minstrels, court jesters, Europe’s largest medieval traders’ market, craft stalls, living history encampments, music, dance, storytelling, games and shows, hog roasts, beer taverns and a spectacular grand parades. This festival will show off England’s largest medieval battle display during the daily performances.
If you are staying at the Flackley Ash Hotel or one of the other local Hastings hotels during this period and would like have the ultimate experience of medieval life at one of East Sussex’s most famous castles, then this is a must see festival during your summer holiday.
About Flackley Ash Hotel
Flackley Ash Hotel is an independently owned, family run, Georgian period country house hotel, leisure club and restaurant situated on the outskirts of the historical town of Rye, nestling deep in beautiful East Sussex countryside.
At the Flackley Ash Hotel you can dine in our spacious restaurant, which serves only the finest local produce, enjoy our luxurious spa facilities which include a hydro-pool, saunas, steam room, heated indoor swimming pool, and gym, with beauty & massage rooms. Visitors can utilise the dinning and function rooms, which are also available for corporate and business hire and the hotel is often chosen as the perfect wedding venue.
This delightful hotel is surrounded by beautiful woodland and rolling fields and offers a wealth of nearby local attractions: with scenic rural and coastal walks around the town of Rye or visit the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve or maybe enjoy a day’s fishing or a round of golf during your stay
You will be able to experience some of the most impressive local castles and well preserved historical locations in the English countryside or venture into the East Sussex wine country and visit some of the best vineyards in the UK for a wine tour and a tasting. The Flackley Ash Hotel offers visitors the best way to experience the East Sussex countryside or for a Rye weekend break.