Vikings and Archery Coming To The Bishop’s Palace


Vikings will be introducing the forgotten skills of the Viking Age craftspeople to visitors at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells this July, whilst fierce warriors will amaze with the combat skills and weaponry that made the Vikings feared!

Draca Beordor Viking Age Re-enactment is an award-winning living history and combat display group based in Somerset who pride themselves on educating people about life in the 9th and 10th Centuries, portraying people from across the Viking world.

Wells City Archers will also be demonstrating their skills with different types of bows and some friendly intra-club rivalry as they see who can get the highest score. The competition has been titled the Maria Eden shoot after the daughter of former Bishop of Bath & Wells, Lord Auckland (1854 – 1869), who was recorded as being a keen longbow enthusiast.

Alongside the Wells City Archers will be Indigo Archery who will be running ‘Have a Go’ sessions where you can try your hand at archery (for an additional fee)

The 14 acres of Palace gardens will be open and the Dragon’s Lair Play Area is the perfect place to exercise little legs – climb the Dragon’s Wings, explore the Tree Pods, crawl through the Dragon’s belly or pump the water to spill the bucket and send the Dragon to sleep – the choice is yours!

The newly refurbished Bishop’s Table café will also be open serving a range of drinks, snacks, lunches and hot food.

There’s no additional charge for this family-friendly event which is included with any standard admission ticket.

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