The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be bringing the summer holidays to a dramatic close over the August Bank Holiday weekend by joining forces with medieval re-enactors and combat specialists Bowlore Medieval.

Encamped in the stunning ruins of the Great Hall on 26th, 27th and 28th August visitors will discover the historical re-enactment group and medieval weapons experts who will be hosting lively displays throughout the day, with demonstrations and choreographed combat.

Longbows will be used as well as pallaxes, dane hammers, alchion and langmesser to name but a few!

The Black Dog, Bowlore’s weapons and armour tent, will also give visitors to the Palace the chance to get a glimpse of medieval life and members of the Bowlore troupe will be on hand throughout the day to share their expertise and answer questions.

And for visitors who prefer a more gentle experience of the Palace, there will also be a chance to see a breathtaking display of floral art with Wells Floral Arts Club’s “Flower Festival”; a celebration of their remarkable 70th Anniversary which will be held at the Palace from 10th-13th August. Drawing inspiration from six decades of fashion and national events, the Flower Festival at the Palace promises to be a real feast for the senses.

Entrance to the Medieval Weekend and Flower Festival is included with general admission to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, including 12 months of re-entry (some event days excluded).

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