Tattershall Castle celebrates - in style

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Officials at Tattershall Castle hope 2014 will be a year to remember as the historic building celebrates a very special anniversary.

It is 100 years since the castle was restored from ruin by Lord Curzon of Kedleston and re-opened to the public.

To celebrate, the castle has organised a bumper programme of events, including a display of objects found during excavations during the restoration programme.

The spotlight will also be turned on rare pictures of the castle in ruin.

A spokesman for the National Trust owned property said: “People should look out for the ‘Tattershall 100’ exhibitions and events to celebrate this historic occasion.”

The centenary is the highlight of what promises to be an action packed year.

From April 18-21, there will be an “Easter Egg Trail” where visitors can explore the castle, spot clues and claim a chocolate prize.

In May, the castle will be staging a “Knights and Princesses Day” with a fun trail, themed children’s crafts, dressing up and face painting. Visitors are invited to turn up in fancy dress.

There will also be an archaeology day. The Castle’s resident archaeologist, Rachel Hall, will be on hand to examine some of the artefacts dug up from excavations between 1912-14.

A special sketch comedy show - featuring “The Pantaloons” promises to be the highlight in June.

In July, there will be a living history fortnight from the 14-17.

Visitors will have the chance to journey back in time to the 15th century and enjoy the ultimate medieval experience, including archers and a medieval village.

Visiting theatre group The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will present Romeo and Juliet in August - a month which also features the centenary celebrations, including a 100th birthday party.

Events continue with spooky Ghost Walks in October and a candlelit carol concert on December 6 - starting in the castle’s very own parlour.

*Full details are available from www.national trust.org.uk/tattershall-castle