A replica of Carisbrooke Castle (Isle of Wight) has been recreated in sand at Festival of History – the annual historical blockbuster from English Heritage being staged at Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire this weekend (Saturday & Sunday July 14/15).
Festival-goers can join sandcastle building workshops as part of a summer-long Facebook competition from English Heritage. As keeper of the nation’s real castles, English Heritage is encouraging people to go to a beach – rain or shine – to revive the free and fun tradition of making sandcastles.
Weekly prizes of free entry to castles are up for grabs to those posting photographs of their sandcastles on Facebook www.facebook.com/englishheritage and top tips from experts Sand In Your Eye for building better sandcastles can be downloaded at www.english-heritage.org.uk/sandcastles. Overall prizes, including a children’s party or sleepover at an English Heritage castle, will be awarded for the best sandcastles at the end of summer.
Photograph of Isle of Wight Carisbrooke Castle, sculpted in sand: Courtesy Jane Lawrence.
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