An added incentive to be here on Saturday 14th is the fact that the entire staff will be in costume, as well as some of the Volunteers. Yes, even our esteemed Director, Adrian Green!

The King’s Room will be closed on Friday to put up the tables and other items and by Saturday morning it will be all systems go. Be met at the gate by a certain bearded figure (no, not Father Christmas or Henry VIII) and see the reindeer. Then come in to Reception where the servants will welcome you. Walk the corridors, enjoying the decorations, and come up to the feasting room where musicians, falcons, story tellers and servants will be entertaining, and about to carve the boar’s head.

Staff member Sarah Gregson trying on costume

I only hope the falcons don’t think the food is real!