Today marks just a month to go until we’re besieging the walls of Chester! This FREE family-friendly weekend will see Chester’s English Civil War history come alive as the Sealed Knot re-creates the great siege of 1645/6. Stand on the city’s ancient walls and watch Cavaliers and Roundheads fight as muskets fire, drums sound, swords clash! Walk around our encampment, meet the re-enactors, then watch as the armies of King and Parliament battle to decide the city’s fate. Did we mention the event is free? And you can enjoy great views of the battlefield from the walls around King Charles Tower?
Here’s what will be on offer over the weekend:
- Taking place on Deans Field in the heart of Chester
- Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August
- Historical camp open from 10am to 5pm
- Spectacular FREE battles at noon and 2pm
- Activities for kids
- Dramatic scenes on Eastgate all weekend
Directions to Deans Field: walk north along the city walls from Eastgate Clock & Cathedral or follow signs down Abbey Street from Northgate Street
Want an idea of what’s in store? Check out these two great videos taken by Cestrianvlogger on YouTube, which show some of the sights you’ll see over the course of the weekend – from the mayor of Chester expelling Sir William Brereton, who would go on to be the Parliamentarian commander for Cheshire, from the city to the battle on Deans Field beneath the very walls that were bombarded during the great siege.