Civil War Action at Arundel Castle

Tuesday 11, March 2014


Civil War Action at Arundel Castle


Arundel Castle will open its 2014 events season with Civil War Days in the Keep and on the America Lawn; a dramatic recreation of the 1643 siege of the Castle.


Hosted in the Castle’s impressive Keep, with breathtaking views across Sussex, the exciting event will take place on Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 April.
Historical interpretation experts Raven Tor Living History Group will portray the Royalist defenders and town’s folk who were trapped in the Castle during an 18 day siege in the course of the English Civil War, whilst the Wardour Garrison will be portraying the besieging parliamentary forces of Sir William Waller.
The Civil War weekend will provide visitors with a unique insight into this thrilling aspect of the Castle’s colourful history with craft demonstrations, weapons drills and costumes of the 17th century. 
Visitors will be able to:
  • Meet costumed characters from one of Sussex’s longest sieges
  • Participate in craft demonstrations
  • Witness weapons drills and handle replica 17th century weapons
  • Watch in awe as the Parliamentary soldiers, the Wardour Garrison, capture Arundel Castle.
Bryan McDonald, Castle Manager, commented: “The Civil War Weekend will be a fantastic way to kick-start our 2014 season. Visitors can expect be enthralled and entertained by the historical characters and action as well as learning what life was like at the Castle during the English Civil War.” 
“The 1643 siege was an incredibly important part of Arundel Castle’s history, not least because it resulted in orders for the demolition of the Castle. It was slowly restored to the glorious landmark you see today after a 200 year period of lying in ruins.”
Arundel Castle will re-open for visitors on 01 April 2014. Further information on the Castle and its 2014 event calendar can be found at



Bookmark and Share


^ back to top


Find the best deals available today

The grey menu on the right is your best friend. Always check before you travel.

Plan your trips with the help of great resources

More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.


Clean, green and very pristine

Top 10 most environmentally pure countries

With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.



Top 15 most spectacular hotel rooftop views

The hotel price comparison site has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.

Latest offers, discounts and more...

Accor “3=2 offer”
Why not extend your stay? 3 nights for the price of 2.
Columbus Direct travel insurance
Quality cover at low prices to customers all around the world.
Priority pass
Access VIP lounges no matter where which airline and class you fly.
European City Cards
See more and pay less! Get your "passport" to European cities.
Rail Europe
Comfortable and affordable on European trains.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Packed with insider knowledge, hints and tips.
Sandemans New Europe City Tours
Free walking tours in 13 cities within 9 countries.
Sol Melia Wednesdays
Search your exclusive special offers now for the coming weekend!
Low-cost shuttle and private transfers in over 70 countries.
IMEX Frankfurt 25-27 May
The essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Subscribe to Travelio News Summary via RSS Follow our news titles on Twitter Become a fan of on Facebook Bookmark and Share