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Medieval Merriment in Rochester

Date: 26/08/2009           Category: Tourism

Visitors to Rochester Castle will be taken on a colourful journey through the middle ages this September. Medieval Merriment takes place at Rochester Castle during the weekend of Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6 of September. Produced by Black Knight Historical Events, the weekend’s activities will include an archery shoot, minstrels and dancers, a tournament of knights, cookery and food displays, falconry, crafts, games, storytelling and even a medieval surgeon. Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services Cllr Howard Doe, said: "This will be a great opportunity for visitors and residents to see the castle brought to life, giving a real insight into the life and times of the castle as well being a lot of fun for the family.” The activities take place in the castle grounds from 11am to 5pm on both days and entrance to the event is free. Admission prices for the Castle Keep, within the Castle gardens are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children and concessions and £13.50 for a family ticket. For more details phone the Visitor Information Centre on 01634 843666 or visit www.medway.gov.uk/tourism More Tudor themed events will be held at Rochester Cathedral as part of a month of celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Henry VIII. Fun activities for all the family will take place on Sunday, 6 September, including brass rubbing and heraldry drop-in workshops from 12pm to 2.30pm, and Tudor Evensong at 3.15pm. Visitors can also tickle their taste buds, Tudor style at the Cathedral Tea Rooms, which is currently offering a variety of delicious Tudor inspired dishes (until Sunday, 6 September). Notes for Editors Medieval Merriment programme each day as follows; 11am archery and minstrels 12 noon falconry and storytelling 1pm medieval food and meals 2pm archery and minstrels 3pm falconry and storytelling 4pm tournament of knights