Gloucestershire to host biggest medieval festival in Europe

Date Posted: 06/12/2012

The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is set to take place on the 12th to 14th May in 2013 to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The annual festival is a re-enactment of the last War of the Roses, which took place in Tewkesbury in 1471. It commemorates one of the greatest British battles in medieval history.

The spring event will stand as the 30th consecutive occasion where the medieval market town will be transformed for a weekend into a living history landscape.

The battle scene is recreated on part of the original site, and has grown in popularity to become one of the largest medieval gatherings in Europe. Around 2,000 people will take part in the battle, many of them living in full medieval style for an entire weekend.

Sights and sounds of medieval England

Group visitors to the town will experience the sights, sounds and smells of medieval England through a whole range of markets, demonstrations and re-enactments. You can also take part in a guided tour around the village.

The three-day event is free for visitors, and Tewkesbury has self-guided trails around the market town for groups to explore as well.

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