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Bosworth Medieval Festival 2020 cancelled

People who have purchased tickets for the event will receive a full refund

A group of people re-acting a battle at the Bosworth Medieval festival

One of the most popular events in the Leicestershire calendar will not go ahead this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The two-day Bosworth Medieval Festival, which was due to take place on August 22 and 23 to mark the 535th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, involves months of planning and behind the scenes work. 

While there are still many uncertainties around the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the event to ensure that the health and safety of visitors, staff and suppliers remains top priority.

I know the decision to cancel the Bosworth Medieval Festival 2020 will be a great disappointment to the thousands of people who were looking forward to coming along to this year’s event.

“It was not an easy decision to make, as it is one of the county’s most popular events. However, the health and safety of our visitors, staff and suppliers is our top priority. 

“Our heritage team is working extremely hard to continue to engage with visitors digitally and we’d encourage you to stay in touch on our social media channels while we navigate our way through this tough time. We’re looking forward to when we are able to reopen and welcome visitors back to enjoy Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

Bosworth Medieval Festival is the highlight of the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre’s events calendar and is a unique opportunity for the site to celebrate its rich history and share it with visitors, re-enactors and traders from Britain and further afield.

Anyone who has already purchased tickets for the event will receive a full refund. Processing the refunds will take time, and customers are being assured that a member of the team will be in touch to ensure they get their money back. 

Updates and more information are available on the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre website at

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