Free Heritage Day celebration at Hertford Castle featuring falconry and much more

PUBLISHED: 17:59 06 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:59 06 September 2016

Hertford Castle

Hertford Castle


A free medieval heritage event will be held at Hertford Castle this weekend.

Hertford Castle Heritage Day takes place on Sunday, September 11Hertford Castle Heritage Day takes place on Sunday, September 11

To celebrate national Heritage Open Days Weekend, Hertford Castle will be hosting a special event on Sunday, September 11 from noon to 4pm.

Hertford Town Council has partnered with Celtic Harmony to bring a variety of displays, demonstrations, stalls and performances to the Castle Lawn.

Luca Parrella, heritage director of Celtic Harmony, said: “For the last 18 years our charity has specialised in creating living history experiences to spark the imaginations of children and families, so we’re absolutely delighted to be a partner of this year’s Hertford Heritage Day and to take part in this celebration of local history and heritage.”

A main arena will be located in the centre of the lawn to provide free entertainment from 1pm to 4pm.

Surrounding the performance arena will be an array of stalls including historical craft activities, archery, face painting, pottery, medieval knight encampment and falconry.

Councillor Jane Sartin, chairman of Hertford Town Council’s development and leisure committee, said: “Heritage Open Days has become a very successful national event, and it is good that Hertford Castle can once again be a part of it.

“Whether you have visited the Castle before or it will be your first time, there will be plenty to see and do.”

In addition to the lawn activities, historic Hertford Castle will be open to the public free of charge.

• Main Arena Entertainment Programme

1pm – CODA Falconry flying display

1.30pm – Milites de Bec re-enactment

2pm – Seaxe and Sorcery, fantasy children’s battle

2.30pm – CODA Falconry flying display

3.00pm – Tales from the Hart storytelling, ‘Piers Shonks the Dragon Slayer’

3.30pm – Milites de Bec re-enactment

Hertford will also be celebrating its heritage with a Hertford Heritage Photo Trail running until September 11.

Visit here for a full list of the photo locations taking part.

• To find out what other local historical buildings are open during National Heritage Open Days Weekend, visit

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