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Hylton Castle Battle of Re-Enactment

Saturday 14 Aug 10 - Sunday 15 Aug 10
11am - 3.30pm

Hylton Castle
off Craigavon Road
Hylton Castle


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The grounds of Sunderland?s historic castle will be brought back to life on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2010 from 11am as Sealed Knot present The Battle of Hylton Castle one of the Uk?s largest most exciting FREE English Civil War re-enactment weekends.

Hordes of warriors will descend on Hylton Castle this summer to recreate the conflict as part one of the country's biggest re-enactments. The living history will open when the gates open on Saturday and Sunday morning from 11am portraying life in camp for the 17th Century soldier, and performing many other pre battle activities and entertainment associated with 17th Century life before the battle starts with a bang at2 -3.30pm.

Visitors to this event can enjoy a FREE weekend of a thrilling programmeof exciting 17Century activities from 11am including cooking, needle work, drilling and training. There will be a musket and Artillery display, showing the loading and firing of muskets and cannons and there manovers on the battlefield. The Pike will demonstrate there postures and drill, in which children will be invited to join in and have a go. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a blanket and a picnic, sit backand relax while you andyour familyreap in the atmosphere around the castle.

Not only will the Roundheads and Cavaliers be in full costume for the battle they will be also in appearance in and around the city centre in full costume for the whole weekend giving this event the reality a true re-enactment should have.


Gates open to the publicat 11am where living history will start with soldiers in camp showing how they would have lived then.
Regiments drilling, training - 11am to 12.30pm
Artillery display -12.30pmincluding firing cannons
Musket display- 1pmincluding firing musket
Pike drill -including help from children in the audience 1.30- 2pm
Battlecommences -2 - 3.30pm
Gates close - 4pm

The Hylton Castle battle has been organised by the Friends with English Heritage, the custodian of the castle and Sunderland City Council, which has contributed funding and owns the Dene.

For further information on this FREE event please visit or alternatively telephone Sunderland Tourist Information Centre on 0191 553 2000

Event information may be subject to change or cancellation, please check before travelling. Sunderland City Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for any error or alteration to details which may occur.

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