News And Finally

Monday 15 September 2014

Hundreds attend medieval event

Published 25/08/2014 | 15:26

  • Share
Knights battle with each other during a re-enactment of a medieval tournament at Belsay Castle in Northumberland
Knights battle with each other during a re-enactment of a medieval tournament at Belsay Castle in Northumberland

Hundreds of people have braved leaden skies to watch a bank holiday display of medieval swordcraft and archery.

  • Share
  • Go To

Belsay Hall, near Morpeth, Northumberland, was the backdrop to the spectacle of knights in full armour taking each other on in the art of battle.

The English Heritage event involved the warriors clashing in a range of period tests.

It also allowed visitors to s oak up the sights and sounds of medieval encampments, with traditional food cooked on open fires, and have a go themselves with the weapons and armour.

They were also treated to music from the period, a "school for fools" for those interested in becoming jesters and an introduction to the work of the medieval battlefield surgeon.

Belsay Hall is one of Northumberland's best known tourist attractions.

As well as the 19th century house, there is a ruined medieval castle and extensive grounds including the unique Quarry Garden, with its ravines, pinnacles and exotic plants.

Press Association

Read More

Editors Choice

Also in World News