There’s just 19 days to go until Chester heads back to the 17th Century as The Sealed Knot, Europe’s largest historical re-enactment society, stages a huge re-enactment of The Siege of Chester in the ancient city.
Around 2,000 costumed re-enactors will descend on Chester from 29-31 August, with activities in the city centre, plus a large historical encampment and massed battles on Chester Racecourse.
Watch out for more information over the next couple of weeks as we reveal all the exciting details about this one-of-a-kind event, which will be completely FREE to locals and visitors alike.
Check out our fabulous leaflet, which you’ll find popping up all around Chester:
The weekend’s full schedule is:
Saturday 29th August
12pm Watch the armies march through the city centre to the Roman Gardens to unveil a plaque to the victims of the Great Siege.
1pm – 4pm See dramatic scenes re-enacted at the Market Cross, on Eastgate, and a 17th Century wedding at Chester Town Hall.
Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August
11am – 4pm Step back in time and visit our historical encampment on Chester Racecourse.
2.30pm (2pm Monday) Watch Roundhead & Cavalier clash in a spectacular re-enactment of the 1645 Battle of Rowton Moor!
Also, check out our fantastic trailer for what promises to be a spectacular weekend for the entire family: