The Uk’s only dedicated history festival is held annually in the stunning surrounds of Chalke Valley in Wiltshire. This year the event runs from 27 June to 2 July with a dedicated website set up for full itinerary of events.

As the name suggests this event celebrates all things historic. Through talks and seminars, discussions and debates, history comes to life for all ages. Immerse yourself in history with a variety of living historians on hand to talk through over 2K years of history from the Romans to a noisy immersive World War II battle. You can experience historic activities from Anglo-Saxon cookery and Tudor music and dance to ancient crafts.

There will be an airshow featuring wartime aircraft, Viking combat and on Saturday 2nd July, step back in time with a themed Blitz party from 8pm. There will be music and dancing until 11;30pm with a fantastic supper of authentic wartime inspired recipes and a well stocked bar.

Bed and breakfast near Chalke Valley History Festival

Stay close by at Cricket Field House (the luxury¬†b&b near Chalke Valley History Festival) and we will be on hand to advise on late night taxi companies and where to buy those blister patches nearby! To make the weekend even more special, call 01722 322595 and quote ‘CHALKE VALLEY FESTIVAL’ when booking your room and we will give you a FREE bottle of Prosecco to kick off the Blitz party in style.