The weapon that often determined the outcome of many of medieval England’s ferocious battles, discover more of the techniques and flair that would have been employed by expert archers in order to successfully neutralise or maim their targets.

The English were the ones to use the longbow with deadly effect, the most famous example being at the Battle of Agincourt. Even the Percy family themselves failed to escape the brutal nature of the longbow. Alnwick Castle’s own Harry ‘Hotspur’ Percy is thought to have been killed by an arrow, fired from a longbow, in the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403!

If this leaves you feeling inspired, then why not have a go yourself with one of our very own archery instructors? You never know, you may be a natural shot…

To see this informative longbow demonstration, please check the ‘What’s On’ board upon arrival to Alnwick Castle for timings and locations, as these can vary day to day.

Please note, archery and associated activities are weather dependent. 


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