The Castle is an English Heritage site and over the August holiday they have been having living history events. The weekend we visited the action was set in 1645 as the Royalist army defends itself from the Parliamentary army.
We visited a similar event here last year and my eldest was eager to again join in the children’s drill. The children were first given a demonstration on how to use a pike and then they all had a go, all roaring fiercely! I think last year’s sword fighting with a very enthusiastic performer was more engaging for my son but he still had fun this time and said it was awesome. Boys and weapons! My little lady decided she would sample the ice cream delights from the café on site, although she had her eye on the chutneys and jams that were also available to buy.
We watched the attack of the siege beginning with the call to surrender, lots of booing from the audience and a commentator telling us what was happening. Adding to the atmosphere were a few bangs from the guns.
We paid £19.50 for a family ticket. All views are my own and I received no incentive to write this.