Arundel Castle in West Sussex is set to take visitors on a journey through time this August Bank Holiday weekend (29-31), as it presents its History In Action (Multi-Period) event, charting almost two millennia of local history.

The three-day event explores the time of Roman Gladiators, when there was a Roman Villa at Arundel, and travelling through the Norman, Medieval and Victorian periods, the event aims to show visitors how Sussex developed into the county it is today.

Castle manager, Bryan McDonald, said: “Arundel Castle is one of Sussex’s leading landmarks. We are all very proud of the Castle’s history, as well as that of our town and county – this History In Action event is an apt opportunity to celebrate that rich past.”

From exploring costume through the ages, to enjoying combat demonstrations, falconry and artillery displays, there is entertainment for guests of all ages and interests.

For those visiting on the concluding day of the event there is added excitement, as performers representing each historical era battle it out to be crowned ‘the last period standing’.

The castle is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, Mondays in August and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are priced from £9.

For details see www.arundelcastle.org

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