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image for Historical Event item typeResting during the Wars of the Roses - 1471 at Tintern Abbey

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historical Event, from 3 Jun 2017

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Resting during the Wars of the Roses - 1471

Resting during the Wars of the Roses - 1471

Address

Tintern,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 6SE

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Details

Mercenary archers are encamped at the abbey with their families! Why are they there? How do they survive these troubled times?

1471. A company of archers and their families rest at the abbey in order to pay their respects to William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke. They set up camp in the grounds and continue to practice their civilian skills – such as fletching, spinning, dyeing, cooking, leather working and rush weaving and, of course, recreation in the Tavern Tent. One can even write!

Come and see their activities close up, and maybe try your hand at medieval board and dice games, or braid making. Watch the cooks prepare the company's meal; question the arrowsmith on his skills and kills.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jun 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 2017 11:00 to 16:00

Prices

Normal admission prices apply.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 533000  Lat: 51.69749 Long: -2.67667

M4 Eastbound Junction 23 & M48 or Westbound Junction 21 & M48. Leave the M48 at Junction 2 & A466 for Chepstow; continue on this road (signed for Monmouth) to Tintern and Abbey signed to right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chepstow station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.