Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer, with different events taking place every day.

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There’s even more chances to visit the new Richard III Experience this Summer; now open until 8pm every day, make sure you don’t miss exploring one of York’s historic gateways, and discover the life of the famous Plantagenet King.

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Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, ruled for two years from 1483 to 1485. His short reign was marked by controversy, rebellion and challenges to his throne which led to his death at the Battle of Bosworth aged 33 years of age.

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Discover 3 great attractions for 1 great price with our new Medieval Pass. Explore our hidden gem of Barley Hall and experience the impact two rival Kings had on York, all with 12 months free admission.

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The first Tudor King of England ruled for twenty-four years after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. His early reign was made unstable by rebellion & pretenders to the throne but he established one of the most celebrated royal dynasties.

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We are pleased to announce our Summer programme of free INSET days for teachers, designed to give you lots of ideas and resources for the new school year. Come along for a day of workshops and talks and make the most of our historic attractions! 

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Discover the medieval history of York through our calendar of special events and lectures

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