Bank Holiday history and fun at Lincolnshire castle

A youngster enjoys last year's event at the castle
A youngster enjoys last year's event at the castle
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The latest in a season-long series of special events will be held at Tattershall Castle on Bank Holiday Monday (May 26).

The castle will be staging an archaeology day and promises something interesting for all the family.

Billed as ‘Archaeology Uncovered’, it is a chance for adults and children to learn about the art of digging, recording and analysing history in the ground - at the same time as having fun.

On site will be the National Trust’s regional Archaeologist, Rachael Hall, as well as other experts in the fields of illustration, small finds and bones.

There will be hands-on activities for the children to have a go at and visitors will have a unique opportunity to examine some of the artefacts dug up during the moat excavations of 1912-14.

These finds date from the mediaeval castle all the way through to the 20th century when the castle was an abandoned ruin and visited by day trippers wanting to see the views from the top of the main building.

The activities are free to everyone but normal admission applies.

For further details contact the castle on 01526 352543.

The castle continues to be one of the area’s most popular attractions.

It was built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England, between 1434-1447 as a display of his wealth, power and ambition in unstable times.

Visitors have a chance to explore six floors of the imposing building from basement to the battlements - a climb of 149 steps.