Arundel Castle launches historic attraction
On the 8th and 9th April, Arundel Castle in West Sussex will be taking its visitors on a journey 950 years into the past with a brand-new event, The Warriors of Arundel Castle.
The event has been planned to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Castle’s initial construction, and will re-enact significant moments in the first 600 years of the castle’s history between 1067-1644 using crafts, costume, weapons, and exhilarating combat displays.
Newly-crowned king, William the Conqueror, ordered the construction of Arundel Castle’s on Christmas Day 1067. The castle was built to protect Sussex from attack and was located on the River Arun for a strong defensive position.
The Warriors of Arundel Castle will tell the stories of three dramatic sieges which the castle underwent between the 12th and 17th centuries, bringing to life historic tales of civil war in Britain through the ages.
Visitors to Arundel castle in April can also enjoy the Annual Tulip Festival with over 36,000 flowers on display, as well as the Normans and Crusaders event which takes place over the Easter holidays from 15th to 17th April.
Arundel Castle will be open from 1st April from 10am until 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Mondays in August and Bank Holiday Mondays.