TWEKESBURY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL & MORE
Sunday 14th/Monday 15th July 2019
Morning departure for Twekesbury where today the Medieval Festival is taking place. In 1471 the Battle of Tweksbury was the final battle in the War Of The Roses between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Prince Edward was killed either during or just after the battle and is now buried in Tewkesbury Abbey.
Today the battleground should be filled with knights in armour, warriors and townsfolk in medieval dress. Many sleep in traditional tents and cook over open fires eating typical medieval food in the medieval village.
The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is the largest free medieval re-enactment and fayre in Europe. Traditional medieval entertainment is provided by jugglers, musicians, dancers and jesters. The Medieval Market is full of stall holders selling everything from musical instruments to medieval style pots and pans. It is a day out with an insight into living history.
After which we stay the night at the Hilton Puckrup Hall, which has leisure facilities situated just outside Twekesbury
This morning includes a guided tour at Eastnor Castle home of the Hervey-Bathurst family. This historic house is full of medieval armour and fine art and in beautiful grounds with an arboretum and a lake with many spectacular walks and views.
After our visit to Eastnor we make our way to Gloucester.
You might want to have a quick visit to the Cathedral before we have a 30 min guided tour of either the Cathedral Crypt OR Library afterwards a cream tea in the Parliament Rooms where Henry VII & Anne Boleyn stayed during their visit to Gloucester will await you.
Please state which tour you would like Crypt or Library
as guides have to be booked
Included in the cost of the break
Coach travel with pickups Newton Abbot, Greenhill Way route Kingsteignton & Exeter Services
Donation to Twekesbury Medieval Festival
Guided tour Eastnor Castle
Guided tour of Crypt OR Library &
Cream Tea @ Gloucester Cathedral
Dinner Bed & Breakfast @ Hilton Twekesbury
Cost per person sharing £135.00
£25 Single supplement (limited availability)
£25 per person non refundable deposit
Balance by 14th May 2019
Please note insurance is not included