This May Bank Holiday weekend come see us in Derbyshire!


So after the long winter, summer is upon us and with it the start of our reenactment season – why not come and experience the drama of the English Civil War with us?

The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote, as part of The Armie of Parliament, will be at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire this coming week, 30th April to the 2nd of May.

And the best thing? The event is COMPLETELY FREE for the public.*

On the Saturday there will be a grand march through the estate, followed by displays of arms.

Then on Sunday and Monday, the castle grounds will echo with the sounds of battle as the the paddock hosts an English Civil War reenactment at 2.30pm. We’ll be blowing off the cobwebs as well as putting on a show with musket, pike, and drums – come and cheer us on and experience some of the drama of this fascinating period in British history.

There will also be a ‘Living History’ camp next to the house, which will be open on all three days of the weekend from noon until 4pm.

Elvaston Castle is a gorgeous site practically a stone’s throw from the centre of Derby, with a lovely lake, woodlands, and formal gardens with topiary for you and the family to explore!


Elvaston Castle and Country Park
Address: Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby DE72 3EP

*car parking charges apply

And for more details of our forthcoming events this summer, visit the interactive map on our website to find one near you!


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