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Norman Weekend

In the 1100s the De Port family built a Norman Castle at Basing, and the story of Basing House began!

This October we are going back to the beginning to celebrate our Norman roots. 

We are delighted to welcome Historia Normannis, who will help us tell the tale of castle life and bring the little known tales of Norman Basing to life. 

Explore the site and indulge in all things Norman, including the dressing of the knight, a weapons demonstration, trade skills and crafts, Norman cooking and take your seat at the catwalk for the Norman fashion show!

Train in our Knight School* or get crafty in the Cow Byre with our family activities. 

If you want to learn more then join one of our guided tours, or take a seat in the Great Barn and listen to the Norman experts and popular authors read from their books and answer your questions. Authors to be confirmed. 

*Additional charge applies.

  • Norman Weekend at Basing House