Bowlore Medieval Weekend at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

  • 06 Aug 2020
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Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2020 10am-5pm

Brighten up your Bank Holiday Weekend this year with a visit to see the wonderful Bowlore Medieval troupe at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells.

Normally a very popular date in the Palace’s calendar, the event will run differently this year, due to the Coronavirus health and safety restrictions, but it’s sure to be a fantastic day out for all the family.

On Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August the lively medieval combat specialists will be setting up camp throughout the Palace Gardens and then holding court in different sections of the Gardens with their wonderful displays.

This Bite-Sized Bowlore will include:

Archery, mark-draw-loose and armour piercing, hunting arrows, longbow vs crossbow.
Weapons:  Quarterstaff & Spear, Dagger work, Percussion weapons (mace, morning star & warhammer), Sword & Buckler, Falchion & Langmesser, Longswords , Shield-wall, Pollaxes, Halbards, Dane axes.

All of the above will include either demonstrations and/or choreographed combat, and cutting with a sharp version! In the Weapons and Armour tent (“The Black Dog”) there will be displays of blunt weapons, chain-mail, helmets and shields.

Members of the Bowlore troupe will be giving interactive Q & A sessions and will also run private sword-fighting lessons at intervals throughout the day. Medieval camp life will be visible to the public at all times.

The day will be split into two halves, with all the activities being repeated and all visitors, including Palace Members, must book in advance on the Palace website for either the morning (10:15-13:15) or afternoon (13:45-16:45) session.

Bowlore Credit Andy Manns


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