Resting at the Abbey during the Wars of the Roses - 1471

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.

Dates, times and prices

Dates
19 Aug - 20 Aug 2017

Times
10am - 4pm

Prices
Adult - £6.50
Family - £19.30*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20
Member - Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free
*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16

Location information

Tintern Abbey

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Facilities and information

Baby changing Cycle stands Disabled access Dogs welcome Exhibition Gift shop Guidebook No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Toilets
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  • A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility 
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No smoking
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Directions

Postcode NP16 6SE

Car Road From Cardiff M4, J23, M48, J2, A466. From London M4, J21 to M48.

Rail Rail 7km/4mls Chepstow, Cardiff - Chepstow/Gloucester.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.