A castle has announced a big event for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Arundel Castle will host its Festival of History from August 24 until August 26.

The event will take visitors of all ages on a 12,000-year journey from the Stone Age to the 20th century.

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People will be able to learn about the evolution of costumes, weapons, armour and battle tactics over time.

Living history groups and individual interpreters will show historical crafts such as forging, cooking, leatherwork and period crafts to show how each of these took place in various eras.

Demonstrations including bow and gun displays, Saxon, Norman and medieval knights, falconry, Roman gladiators and a medieval artillery showcase will take place in the castle's grounds.

Visitors will be able to try activities such as axe throwing, archery, crossbows and crafting.

There will be musicians, a parade and activities for children.

Andrew Lewis, castle manager, said: "The Festival of History is a wonderful celebration of human and cultural heritage.

"We're thrilled to invite visitors to explore the rich tapestry of history that is perfectly showcased within the castle’s iconic grounds. From thrilling demonstrations to immersive experiences, this event promises to be a real highlight for the family calendar."         

People are invited to take their own food or buy goods at the event.

More information can be found at www.arundelcastle.org.

Tickets cost £27 per adult, £12 for a child or £66 for a family ticket. Children under five go free.

Garden-only tickets are not available for this event.

Other events at the castle this summer include a Medieval Festival Weekend event next month and a Medieval Jousting Tournament from July 30 until August 4.

Two history days will take place in August.