Hoist up the Jolly Roger and dust down the parrot for another exciting Pirates Day at Arundel Castle on Sunday (20 May).
The magnificent 11th century castle is the venue for one of its most popular Living History demonstrations of what it was like to be involved in plunder and skulduggery on the south coast of England in centuries past.
Located on the River Arun, the second fastest tidal flowing river in England, Arundel often hosted many types of law-breakers who dealt in contraband such as tea, port and lace, and who frequently ended up in chains in the country’s less glamorous dungeons.
The Pirates Day event is being organised by the experienced Living History group, Raven Tor, who will be set up on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle. This family day will be an opportunity to find out about the Smugglers of Sussex, and the Pirates who menaced the waters around the world. With the Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller, have-a-go fencing, and pirates a plenty demonstrating crafts, weapons and activities of the 18th century, there’s something for all to do and see.
The attractions are included in the normal entrance prices to the Castle, its grounds and gardens. For full details visit the website at www.arundelcastle.org
Published 14th May 2012
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