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Learn to fight and live like a Roman soldier at Lincoln Castle special event

20 September 2017

Soldiers of the Imperial Army of Rome are to invade Lincoln Castle

Soldiers of the Imperial Army of Rome are to invade Lincoln Castle in a special event next month.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Visitors will get to witness the military might of the Ermine Street Guard as they take to the arena in the castle grounds practicing their combat skills, battle tactics and artillery firepower under the watchful eye of the Centurion.

Young visitors will also get the chance to take part in their own Roman drill and training sessions throughout the day, getting to grips with what it takes to be a Roman soldier with a special surgeon on hand to treat any battlefield injuries.

For those who prefer the quieter side of Roman life, there will be falconry displays and top tips on how to look like a Roman. Make-up made out of crocodile dung anyone?

Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said:

“There’s so much taking place at Lincoln Castle as part of our Romans event in October. The castle will be coming to life with the sights and sounds of Roman life as visitors get the chance to step back in time and find out what life was really like for those in AD90.

“From watching the Legionaries and Auxiliaries show off their fighting skills to seeing the bloody wounds of battle and stepping into the Roman wardrobe, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

The event runs from 11am to 4.30pm on 21and 22 October.

Admission includes the event, Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta and a free return visit*.

Adults £13.50, Concession £11, Child £7.20, Family £34.20 (2 adults & up to 3 children). 10% discount for advance on-line bookings.

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*Return visit must be made within six months from date of issue and can include daytime events.

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