Castle in bid to recruit brave knights

Prepare for battle at Alnwick Castle
Prepare for battle at Alnwick Castle

This bank holiday weekend will be one to remember at Alnwick as brave and daring knights will be invading the castle.

So, saddle up your steed, throw on your armour, raise your sword and launch yourself headlong into the fight. Soldiers of all ages, female and male required.

Join the knights on the ancient battlefields of Alnwick Castle this weekend to find out how chivalry and medieval combat really worked – 600 years ago.

Watch some spectacular, live sword fighting and see for yourself just how sharp those weapons are.

A true expert on chain mail armour through the ages, Nick Checksfield, will be on hand all weekend to show you how to create, conserve and repair your armour.

And you can watch English longbow demonstrations with entertaining master archer Andy Rice.

But it’s not all about battles at Alnwick Castle this weekend. There are scores of other fun activities for all ages and interests.

You’ll also find mediaeval craft-making for all ages in the Knight’s Quest market place. There will be fascinating guided tours of the Alnwick Castle state rooms and an exhibition which brings to life the legendary Harry “Hotspur” Percy, swashbuckling ancestor of the Percy family, who have lived at Alnwick Castle for 700 years among other events.