English Heritage properties in Shropshire will be putting on a series of excellent activities and fresh air fun during the upcoming May Bank Holiday.

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Medieval Life at Stokesay Castle in Ludlow and watch Victorian Falconry at Boscobel House and Royal Oak in Brewood. At Boscobel House (25th May – 27th May) watch talented falconers with their Victorian falconry displays outside and meet the birds in the hawk house.

Watch a variety of traditional falconry birds in flight and learn how they were used for sport and food in Victorian times. The whole family will enjoy exploring this formidable former hunting lodge and discovering the priest holes used to hide Charles II.

Marvel at the Royal Oak tree, meet the animals and see what a Victorian working farm was like. Or play hide and seek in the children’s playground, it’s the perfect place to let off some steam this half term.

Visitors to Stokesay Castle this late May bank holiday (26th and 27th May) can see how noble knights lived their daily lives from preparing meals to getting ready for battle. Come and explore the great hall, unchanged for 700 years, and take in the breath-taking views of the Shropshire Hills from what is one of the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor houses in England.