Back in time

VISITORS to Belsay Hall this weekend can see how Christmas was celebrated in medieval times.

The Heuristics group will be performing a show that demonstrates fascinating facts about the kinds of merrymaking which took place over the 12 festive days.

Christmas gifts exclusive to English Heritage will be available and children can have some festive fun trying on medieval costumes in Belsay Hall’s large dressing-up boxes.

The Medieval Christmas presentations take place at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Normal admission charges apply to non-English Heritage members. For more information, telephone 01661 881636.