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Let battle commence - Bosworth Medieval Festival tickets now on sale

Re-enactor poses as Richard III at Bosworth Medieval Festival
Re-enactor poses as Richard III at Bosworth Medieval Festival

Tickets for the 2022 Bosworth Medieval Festival are now on sale as the action-packed weekend returns with two days of entertainment for the whole family.

The popular event makes a welcome return in August, following two years in which it was unable to be held because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two-day event – which attracts thousands of visitors, re-enactors and traders from across the UK and beyond – will take place on Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 at the Leicestershire County Council-run Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre near Sutton Cheney.

Tickets are valid for the whole weekend, which means that visitors can come on either or both days for no extra cost.

Once visitors are through the gates, all events during the two days (except author talks) are free of charge.

The Bosworth Medieval Festival is one of the highlights of the county’s summer calendar.

The family friendly festival features battle re-enactments by the Wars of the Roses Federation – including a 20-minute re-creation of the Battle of Bosworth on both afternoons.

There will also be large living history encampments to explore, archery, cannon fire demonstrations, medieval falconry demonstrations, musicians, the King’s Executioner, Knight School, a storyteller, guided tours, author talks, a medieval craft market, medieval cooking demonstrations and food tasting, hands-on games and competitions for children, as well as entry to the award-winning exhibition and free car parking.

Destrier’s horsemen and women return with their mounted skill at arms and cavalry display and the fascinating Death of Richard III presentation, which was a huge hit with the crowd in 2019.

They will also play a major role in the Battle of Bosworth re-enactments, representing King Richard III and his rival Henry Tudor and their standard bearers on the battlefield.

The weekend’s full programme is still being confirmed and more attractions will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks to ensure that Bosworth Medieval Festival returns with a bang this year.

We’re delighted to be able to welcome Bosworth Medieval Festival back to our events calendar in August after two years without it.

It is a great event with lots of activities for all the family, which attracts people from all over the UK and further afield and is always one of the highlights of the summer.

Leicestershire has a rich and proud heritage to showcase and the Bosworth Medieval Festival does just that, as well as commemorating the Battle of Bosworth.

The tickets represent great value for money, as they allow visitors the chance to spend the whole weekend taking in the medieval sights, sounds and experiences. It will be a great event for residents and visitors alike.

Tickets are now on sale at www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk or by calling 01455 290429.

They can also be bought on the gate during the weekend of the Bosworth Medieval Festival. Prices are: adults £20; children £10 (under 3 free); concessions £17 (accompanying carer free); family 1 & 1 £26; family 2 & 1 £45; family 2 & 2 £54. There are no booking fees and special group rates are also available.

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