Living History with the Sealed Knot

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June

Peace will be broken at Hampton Court Castle by the noise and excitement of sword, musket, cannon and pike of the hundreds of re-enactors descending on Herefordshire. They will be providing two full days' excitement and colour recreating events from throughout our history. Visit the history camp, medieval encampment or have a go at archery with a longbow.

The kids haven't been forgotten either: after the main battle they can meet and train with the soldiers and maybe have a go at drumming.

Programme of Events

10.30am - Castle and Gardens open
Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour through the Castle and Gardens

12.00am - Living History camps open
Visit both the medieval and civil war army encampments. Meet and chat with the off-duty soldiers, and have a go at archery. The Living History camp will remain open throughout the day.

1.00pm - Sealed Knot 17th century weapons drill
An introduction to the drums, colours and fighting arms of an English Civil War army.

2.00pm - Medieval archery display
The legendary English longbowmen display their skill-at-arms.

3.00pm - Main Sealed Knot 17th century battle
Hundreds of English Civil War soldiers fight with pike, musket and cannon. Chaos, colour, noise, and smoke.

3.45pm - Meet the army and children's pike drill
An opportunity for children of all ages (and adults) to have a go at being a Civil War pikeman and chat with the soldiers after the battle.

For more information see their website at

Please note that Season Tickets are not valid for this event. Admission to the Gardens, Parkland and all the day's events is just £8.00 for adults, £7.00 for senior citizens, £5.00 for children (free entry for children under 5) and £25.50 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children). This does not include entrance to the Castle.