Hertford Town Council will host its annual Hertford Castle Heritage Day event on Sunday 11th September during the national Heritage Open Days weekend.
This free of charge event will take place from 12noon – 4pm at Hertford Castle.
The castle grounds will be transformed for the day and will include a small settlement of interactive medieval encampments on the main lawn.
Within a main arena on the lawn there will be a programme of entertainment throughout the afternoon to include fire breathing, falconry flying displays, story telling and even battle scenes.
Low cost activities include face painting and archery, and there will be a licensed bar, coffee stall and bbq on site.
Hertford Castle will be open to the public during the day for visitors to explore the Downshire Suite, Robing Room and themed basement rooms comprising of a pillory, armoury room, Victorian themed kitchen and vault.
Hertford Town Council have also organised several free of charge trails and walks for visitors to enjoy during the Heritage Weekend.
A ticketed free guided walk called ‘The Rise and Fall of Hertford Castle’ takes place Saturday 10th September at 2pm where visitors will be able to enjoy a guided walk around the castle grounds.
On Sunday 11th September at 11am and 2pm, there will be two ticketed free guided walks called ‘Hertford’s Buildings of Delight’ where visitors will be able to explore Hertford’s range of architectural styles and historical buildings.
The self-guided Hertford Blue Plaque Heritage Trail (permanent trail) is also available for visitors and locals to explore at their leisure.
Visit Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre in the town centre or call 01992 584322 for information on the walks and trails, to book onto an event and pick up trail maps.