Heritage Open Days 2021: Free Hertford Castle Heritage Day will 'bring history to life'
- Credit: Supplied by Hertford Town Council
Fire breathing, sword-wielding reenactors, and falconry displays will be just some of the attractions at this year's Hertford Castle Heritage Day.
Part of the national Heritage Open Days festival, the medieval extravaganza will take place in the grounds of Hertford Castle on Sunday, September 12.
The free event will run from noon to 4pm.
There will be a variety of displays, demonstrations, stalls and performances on the Castle Lawn.
A main arena will provide free entertainment, including falconry displays, Tales from the Hart storytelling, and reenactments.
Surrounding the performance arena will be an array of stalls including historical craft activities, archery, bracelet making, a medieval knight encampment, and falconry, as well as refreshments.
In addition to the lawn activities, Hertford Castle will be open to the public free of charge between 1pm and 4pm.
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Self-guided tours are free, with a maximum of six people from one household/friendship group allowed at a time, and will need to be pre-booked.
Councillor Jane Sartin, chairman of Hertford Town Council’s development and leisure committee, said: “There will be lots going on at Hertford Castle on September 12, bringing history to life and entertaining and informing people of all ages.
"This will be the first time the Castle has been open to visitors since 2019, and it will be wonderful to have the Friends of Hertford Castle back leading small tours.”
Visit hertford.gov.uk for more information.