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‘Living History Experiences at Longthorpe Tower’

Step back in time and experience the magic of Longthorpe Tower with a series of special Living History events throughout the year. Presented by the Medieval Sokemen re-enactment enthusiasts, these events offer a unique opportunity to explore the Tower’s rich history and step into the 14th and 15th centuries.

Skilled costumed interpreters will transport you back in time, regaling you with tales of the Tower’s families and households during notable times. From the famous painted chamber to the legacy of the Thorpe and Whittlebury families, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in daily life during these fascinating eras.

The Living History weekends at Longthorpe Tower feature exciting events such as ‘Longthorpe Tower in the 14th Century’ and ‘Longthorpe Tower in the 15th Century’. Journey through history with re-enactors bringing to life the only recorded attack on Longthorpe Tower and exploring the turmoil of the Wars of the Roses.

Tickets for each event are £10, with timed entry every 30 minutes, allowing you to experience living history demonstrations and immersive experiences throughout the day. From brigand raids to Bill Drills, there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Longthorpe Tower by Candlelight, where costumed characters will guide you through the Tower’s remarkable history under the soft glow of candlelight. Encounter characters from different eras, including the Tudor period and World War II, as you uncover the Tower’s fascinating tales.

Tickets for the Candlelight event are £15 each, suitable for adults and children age 10 and over. Immerse yourself in the traditions of a medieval Christmas with ‘A 15th Century Christmas’, featuring yuletide feasts, medieval games, and a traditional Mummer’s play.

Join us for a journey through time at Longthorpe Tower and experience history like never before. Book your tickets now and save 10% when you secure a spot at each event. Step into the past and discover the magic of Longthorpe Tower’s Living History events.

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