Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is a 'World Class' FREE event drawing people and families from all over the world, it's renowned as one of the best days out or weekends away.
The festival is packed with authentic heritage from 1471 including medieval: Battle Re-enactments, Encampments, Market Stalls, Entertainment and Children's Activities (see photos below)
Highlights include the Troops Muster and Battle of Tewkesbury 1471 re-enactment held on part of the original battlefield on both days. There's lots of real armour, real period weapons including canons (firing blanks). Sunday includes an outstanding Medieval Carnival Parade.
We strongly recommend picking up a copy of the Free Festival Guide (cover on left) at the event (donation requested), there's around 50 pages packed with high quality information, including event and town maps. It's also available from the Tourist Information Office (Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Medieval Festival Sunday open).
The full and up to date version of the pictorial map above is in the printed free guide.
Festival Location Map Tourist Information Office
Festival Programme Festival Site Map
Festival Video The Medieval Flags
Festival Parade Video Organisers Website
Car Parking is provided on site (nearest post code GL20 5TZ - small charge) and also in the Town (10 minutes walk), please look out for Event car park signs near the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival or click the button above to view the Town Map or the Festival Site Map.
The photos below are from recent Tewkesbury Medieval Festivals, lower down there are additional photo buttons.
Troops Mustering in full battle dress (photo above and below) is one of many highlights.
Above: Troops wait while the enemy is softened up with Cannon Fire (blanks)
Above: The spectacular battle re-enactment
Above: The Medieval Armourer's market stall kits out many enthusiasts
Above: Medieval Traders sell their wares
Above: Medieval Glassware and Storage Chest merchant
Above: Medieval Fashion stalls provide clothes and accessories
Above: One of many activities, Children work metal the Medieval way
Above: A live Medieval Furnace for metal work
Above: An authentic example from the Festival's Medieval Encampment
Medieval Carnival Parade (Sunday)
Above: The Town's People and enthusiasts Dress Medieval for the Carnival
Above: The young revive the fashion of the period
Above: Primary schools join in too.
Above: The Walsingham Pilgrims group occupy one of Tewkesbury Town's unchanged 15th C Merchant Houses (in Church Street). During the Medieval Festival they live and run a tailor's shop in period style for all to see. Click the link button further down for more Pilgrims information.
Additional Photo Buttons:
Market Photos Parade Photos Encampment Photos
Other Usufull Links:
The Walsingham Pilgrims