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The Past Comes Alive in Gloucestershire in July

Posted on 03rd June 2015

For over 30 years, the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival has been capturing the historical spirit of the region in one of Europe’s largest free gatherings. Entertainers, artisans and re-enactment enthusiasts from all over the world will descend upon the Gloucestershire community on 11-12 July.

Jousting

A new feature has been added this year as the town will host a Medieval-style carnival parade through the Tewkesbury High Street on Sunday. A short distance from many of our holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean, the event is perfect for families seeking a bit of adventure. Entry to the festival is free.

The event remembers the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. It was there the Yorkists successfully captured the throne of England, ending the War of Roses. The original battle site serves as the festival’s main campground. There will be battle re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The festival includes a children’s area, food, arts and crafts, and displays throughout the weekend.

 

Image Credit: Wolfrage (flickr.com)