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Family Day, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Medieval Re-Enactment

Medieval Re-Enactment


An authentic encampment including medieval people of all walks of life, medieval domestic equipment, authentic cooking and crafts, archery, arms and armour, a trebuchet, the captain’s court, music, mumming plays, and many other activities.

Demonstrations of military life including how soldiers of different types are armed and equipped, drill, fighting with various different pole arms.
Demonstrations of siege equipment.

Demonstrations of archery with a long bow.

Have a go archery in which public can participate.

The knight school - where we demonstrate how young people were trained as knights and soldiers and in which members of the public can participate.
Our re-enactments always incorporate a story-line in which all activities are related to the events being depicted during the day.

The public are encouraged to be involved as far as practicable in the events by being able to talk to the re-enactors, and to view and handle reproduction weapons and other objects as well as take part in some of the events such as the knight school and have a go archery.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Adults £7.50 Children £5 Family £20


Appleby in Westmorland,
CA16 6XH


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 10
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


  • Unfortunately Appleby Castle is a Grade I listed building and the keep is an ancient monument. For this reason we are unable to erect wheel chair access ramps, although we are looking into a removable ramp. We are unable to offer disabled access throughout the castle.

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