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2nd September 2009 A GREAT MEDIEVAL DAY OUT AT GOODRICH CASTLE........
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Goodrich Castle took its many visitors a step back in time over the Bank Holiday weekend as knights of old did battle and medieval musicians entertained, whilst archers gave the young knights of today the opportunity to learn a few long bow skills. It was a great day out for the whole family, with parents getting as excited as their children, joining in the many activities that were available.

The Ledbury Waytes gave a great performance of medieval music on their wonderful, authentic instruments and many people joined in the medieval dance class. After much exploration of the castle, colouring in and firing arrows from the long bow, it was time to watch the brilliantly staged tournament re-enactment, courtesy of the very entertaining Plantagenet Society, who had everybody cheering on their favourite knights and laughing at some of the great comedy incorporated into the show.

After the tournaments, visitors were invited to talk to the brave knights and take a closer look at some of the armour and fearsome weaponry used. A few of the braver visitors even tried on a helm and were given a first hand experience of just how well their heads were protected during medieval battle.

SHORT FILMS: GOODRICH CASTLE AND OTHER HISTORIC PLACES TO VISIT
WITHIN EASY REACH OF ROSS-ON-WYE

The series of short films above show places in the the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forest of Dean. For more films about the local area, you are welcome to visit the High Definition Video page, from which you can view the above films and more, full screen.


A medieval dance display taking place at the castle..

Many visitors attended the event.

Knights from the Plantagenet Society before battle commenced.

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The battlefield is strewn with corpses following duelling which turned into a general melee.

Goodrich Castle on a cloudy but dry Bank Holiday Monday.
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