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Robin Hood site planned for 2015

Plans for a new multimillion-pound visitor attraction celebrating the legend of Robin Hood have been announced in the UK. Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to build a STG13 million ($A20 million) visitor attraction called Discover Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, complete with medieval castle and fortified ramparts. If the plans are approved, the 17-hectare attraction…

Robin Hood Pageant sees Nottingham Castle go back in time

Nottingham Castle was transformed into a medieval village over the weekend for the 21st Robin Hood Pageant. Minstrels wandered through the grounds, King Richard I was watching over events and, of course, Robin Hood himself was there. There were demonstrations, a medieval alehouse and a chance for people to turn lead into “gold” at an…

Medieval fun and food: Carolina RenFest is back

Twenty-two acres of medieval fun will come to life next weekend when the 17th Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace opens its seven-week run in North Mecklenburg. The event will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for seven consecutive weekends, from Oct. 9 through Nov. 21, at the wooded festival grounds at N.C. 73 at…

A Grand Day Out: The Battle Of Hastings, where Britain’s future turned on an arrow

Seeking ideas for a weekend day out in the next few weeks? You could always head down to East Sussex, where the annual re-enactment of the Battle Of Hastings takes place over the weekend of October 9-10. Mark Hughes-Morgan explains what you can expect. WHY DID KING HAROLD LOSE? He hasn’t yet: it doesn’t happen…

Vikings rule the roost at Potterne

Hundreds of people enjoyed olde-worlde activities and entertainments at the Potterne Medieval Fayre at the weekend. It is the third year that the Chandler family of Five Lanes Farm have organised the community event, run by volunteers. Visitors were thrilled at a pushbike jousting tournament, this year won by Adam Chandler, alias the Black Knight….

Day of medieval activities marks anniversary of major battle

The Battle of Wakefield took place more than half a millennium ago – and yesterday Sandal Castle hosted a free day of medieval activities to celebrate its 550th anniversary. Visitors to the historic castle on were able to witness a theatrical display based on the battle in the grounds of Sandal’s castle, and spectacular birds…

Step back in time at Cosmeston this weekend…

War with the French! Plague and famine – the good old medieval days! Dark and terrible times – But do they still know how to have fun at Cosmeston Medieval Village? Of course they do! On Sunday and Monday, August 29 and 30, between 11am-5pm, Cosmeston Medieval Village, will be hosting a medieval fair. A…