Hay History Weekend 2015 will take place on Sep 11th, 12th & 13th Sep at Hay Castle.
Our theme this year are Agincourt and we have a packed programme of events including talks, film, theatre, workshops, pop up museum and guided tours.
We start with a guided tour of medieval Hay on Friday at 11am, followed by a screening of Henry V at Booth’s Cinema at 5pm and then a talk by Armourer specialist Bob Woosnam-Savage in the Castle at 8pm.
Saturday sees medieval crafts, calligraphy, theatre workshops and a performance of Henry V by Hay Theatre Company in the Castle grounds. In the evening we have a talk by Prof Anne Curry about Agincourt.
Sunday is centered around our annual Pop-Up Museum where local historian Eric Pugh will be displaying some of his extensive photograph collection of historical Hay. We will also be asking people to bring in any items they would like to show and discuss and also bring along some memories of the Castle through the years. Continue reading
Join us for our Tudor weekend, where we will be celebrating this most infamous of Royal dynasties which has it’s roots firmly in Wales. The event promises to be a fun packed weekend which will have all things Tudor, Wars of the Roses historical re-enactment, see our very own Henry Tudor crowned King (who was brought up at Raglan Castle), combat, costume and manners, a fun horseless joust and much more! There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained, splat the plague rat, have a go archery and a meet the Tudors trail. There will be onsite refreshments, plus a hog roast and a Tudor tavern. Henry VIII will be here too together with one of his Beefeaters and both of his executioners, so beware!
Adults £4.50, Family ticket £13.50 (2 adults and all children 15 and under), Under 5’s free, Concessions £3.40 (Students with ID, Over 60’s and children from 5 to 15), Disabled persons and companion come in for free. Please remember you may use your English Heritage, Manx Heritage and Historic Scotland memberships in all Cadw sites (Details of your entitlements should be on the rear of your membership cards). PLENTY OF FREE PARKING.
Have you visited Berrington Hall National Trust property . If you are visiting Herefordshire it really is a must to include in your trip.
Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting Berrington has many secrets to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland’s first houses, you can explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests. Find out what happened to William Kemp, Lord Cawley’s butler, discover the anguish of a grieving mother during the First World War or join a below stairs tour to see if you would have liked to have been a servant at Berrington.
- Walk through one of ‘Capability’ Browns final landscapes
- Join a garden, parkland or architecture tour
- Relax in the gardens, including traditional Herefordshire orchard
- Get creative in the den-building area
- See a display of items from the Wade Collection
Berrington welcome dogs on leads in the grounds and parkland except the walled garden, shop ,tea room and mansion. For opening hours and further details please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berringtonhall Also close by you may like to visit Croft Castle.
Why not visit Wilton Castle if you are visiting Ross on Wye this Spring or Summer . The castle opens for a Daffodil day on Sunday 8th April and then is open every Sunday and Wednesday from Sunday May 6th to Wednesday 29th August. Open 12pm to 5pm
Admission £4.00. Children over 11 years £2.00. English Heritage and children under 11 free. Light refreshments avaialble. Tours of the Castle and Grounds for partiues over ten on other days by prior arrangement.