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What's On Locally

There's lots of exciting things going on in and around Battlesteads. Take a look at what's coming up...

Current Events

Downton Abbey Exhibition

Downton Abbey Exhibition

Alnwick Castle

Fri 27th Mar 2015 to Sun 1st Nov 2015

Alnwick Castle stars as a brand new location in Downton Abbey's 2014 Christmas special, featuring as Brancaster Castle in Northumberland.

Visitors to Alnwick Castle in 2015 can explore a brand new Downton Abbey exhibition, featuring photography, costumes, and props from the filming.

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Broomstick Training

Broomstick Training

Alnwick Castle

Sun 26th Jul 2015 to Sun 1st Nov 2015

Come fly with us at Alnwick Castle!

Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous broomstick training sessions, on the very spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Master your broomstick and don't forget to take a picture of your take-off to amaze your friends! 

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Coming Soon

Hadrian's Wall Live

Hadrian's Wall Live

Hadrian's Wall

Sat 5th Sep 2015 to Sun 6th Sep 2015

Two days of five action-packed events at four Roman attractions along Hadrian's Wall.

The Big Roman Soldier Event

Legio I Italica, the 80 strong Imperial Roman Army, will be descending on England for the very first time as they perform battle tactics, colourful combat and more. An epic Roman re-enactment not to be missed!  

Night Time Patrol

A unique opportunity to discover Housesteads Roman Fort after hours with the legionary guard of Legio I Italica patrolling the edge of the Roman Empire under the cover of darkness.  

Chesters Revealed

Performances, talks, comedy and unique aerial footage of Chesters Roman Fort projected from the air. Plus, a chance to meet our costumed character and 'saviour of Hadrian's Wall', John Clayton.  

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Further Ahead

Trouvère Minstrels

Trouvère Minstrels

Alnwick Castle

Sat 24th Oct 2015 to Mon 26th Oct 2015

Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels' traditional musical performances.

The minstrels have an amazing array of instruments - often combining flutes and harp, bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy, trumpet and shawm.

Experience the courtly entertainment of medieval music-making amidst the spectacular setting of one of England's finest castles. They might even teach nearby young peasants how to play some of their instruments!

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Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Alnwick Castle

Sat 24th Oct 2015 to Mon 26th Oct 2015

In the Middle Ages, skilled artisans travelled the country working in manor houses, castles and churches. 

Now, enter the bustling marketplace of Knight's Quest and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country!

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