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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 practise 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, or question the arrowsmith on his skills and kills.



Event times

Day Times
Sat 29 Apr 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sun 30 Apr 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Mon 01 May 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 09 Sep 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sun 10 Sep 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Admission prices
Category Price
Member - Join now
Disabled and companion
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / Students
Seniors (Aged 65+)

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Blue Light Card holders receive 10% off admission (not available online)

For full site information, including seasonal opening times and facilities, please visit the Tintern Abbey monument page.