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Head back to the 1940s and remember a special D-Day Anniversary with your visit.

Mark the 80th Anniversary of the June D-Day landings on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June as you learn about life in the 1940s. See iconic vehicles from the time, enjoy 40s fashion, listen to the live Vintage Class Singers and interact with characters inspired by the period.

Why not dress up in your favourite vintage outfit to look the part too?

Don’t forget to meet Bessie the Cook to see what wartime favourites she’s been making!

History lovers will be fascinated by an array of memorabilia, displays and models – including one of the Normandy invasion itself. Plus, hear talks on the Second World War and learn about the 1940s nurses and Air Raid Precautions.

We’re also delighted to be welcoming Betty Webb to the Castle on Sunday, one of the last surviving female Bletchley Park code breakers. Details to follow.

What’s more, visit on Father’s Day (Sunday 16th) and enjoy free entry for dads – with a paying child!


Standard whole site admission.

FREE ENTRY for dads on Father’s Day only when accompanying a child aged 5-100+ with a paid ticket. Passholders count as paid tickets.

Please be aware that Grounds Entry Tickets and Historic Houses Association Membership are not valid for this event.

Not able to book online? Give us a call on 01299 250797.

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