Dunluce Castle Medieval day

Dunluce Castle Family Event

The Fayre comes to Dunluce Castle this Saturday, 12pm – 5pm! Mix with minstrels, storytellers, craftsmen, soldiers and scoundrels, as you enjoy the stalls and other entertainments of the medieval fair on the castle grounds!

A fun day out for all the family.

The much loved Medieval Fair returns to Dunluce Castle on Saturday 19th July. Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) brings the castle back to its medieval roots. The event promises to be a brilliant day out with something for all the family.

Children can make their own swords and shields then cheer on the master swordsmen as they reinact battles, or everyone can take part in archery and age old games such as jousting, skittles and quoits before enjoying racks of ribs from the fire pit. To unwind and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, take a stroll with the costumed gentry through arts and crafts stalls whilst listening to traditional music or watching Blacksmith, dancers and circus performers.

Archaeologists from NIEA and the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queens University Belfast, who are currently undertaking excavations of the ‘lost’ historic town and gardens at Dunluce, will also be present on the day of the fair to run five hourly tours from 12pm -4pm of the excavations and show some of the fantastic finds to the public. Appropriate clothing and footwear is advised for all those who wish to go on one of these tours.

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