upnorcastleWPVisitors to Upnor Castle can relive the infamous Dutch Raid thanks to an exciting living history event on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June.
The Dutch are Coming! is a family-friendly spectacle depicting the events of the 1667 battle, when the Dutch sailed up the River Medway to attack the British fleet at anchor.

Costumed actors will bring the story to life, regaling tales of the events and tactics that allowed the Dutch to successfully capture HMS Royal Charles and to destroy other ships based at Chatham Dockyard.

Activities and demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend, including cooking, bullet making, drill display, and children’s drill fun. Visitors can also learn the full history of the castle with a whole range of displays and activities: from trying on uniforms, to drawing a three-masted ship of the fleet, or even firing a ping-pong canon at the invading Dutch ships. An audio-visual experience is also available at the castle throughout the season.

Admission to the castle is £5.80 for adults, £3.70 for children, and £15.30 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children). Tickets for English Heritage members are half price. The event runs from 10am to 4pm on each day, and the last admission time to the castle is 5.15pm. Upnor Castle is situated at the end of the High Street in Upper Upnor. For more information call 01634 718742 or visit http://www.enjoymedway.co.uk

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