Build & Destroy Week at Alnwick Castle



Learn how to successfully storm Northumberland’s finest fortress with a variety of historical artillery at your disposal. These events are free with admission to the castle, so why not set a date in your diary. Medieval Siege: Castle Under Attack - Saturday 25th July - Wednesday 29th July.

Do you think you would have what it takes to storm this heavily fortified castle? How many creative ways can you think of which would enable your army to take siege? Reach the core provides an immersive and entertaining experience, demonstrating the ferocity of several medieval weapons whilst explaining the advantages and drawbacks of each.

Take the opportunity to handle each weapon and observe the incredible power and engineering prowess of the likes of stone throwing catapults as well as torsion and tension ballista’s, just to name a few! Why not give these weapons a fire and see how much damage you can inflict on reach the core’s stone walls? But remember to choose your artillery wisely…

Jesting with Zooted - Saturday 25th July - Wednesday 29th July Experience fun filled family entertainment, suitable for Aristocracy of Northumberland, with this eccentric duo’s side-splitting theatrical performance of visual and verbal comedy! Harking from a period when comedy was uncomplicated and well, let’s say… simple, Baldwin the Fool and Godfrey Pugh never fail to delight audiences with their brilliant blend of medieval mischief and slapstick comedy.

These jesters replicate entertainment as it would have been performed to the old courts of days gone by, when chivalry was the order of the day and valiant knights fought one another to defend their honour! Witness medieval mischief and wondrous circus tricks, performed by this highly interactive and comical act, which is bound to have you laughing, cheering and even weeing (don’t worry, it’s just a sound effect you’ll be making during the show)! Crafts with The Company of Artisans - Saturday 25th to Wednesday 29th Enter Northumberland’s most bustling medieval marketplace and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the country’s most skilful artisans!Hosted within alnwick castle’s artisans courtyard, the company of artisans showcase their expertise with a variety of fascinating artistic techniques. Discover how arts & crafts developed and prospered within the medieval period, as well as witnessing demonstrations exploring the skilful nature of stonemasonry and other traditional building crafts.

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Dates & times for Build & Destroy Week at Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

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25th July - 29th July 2020
Dogs / pets allowed at Build & Destroy Week at Alnwick Castle Family event Event Pet friendly
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