THE TOP 10 REASONS TO VISIT THE CHALKE VALLEY HISTORY FESTIVAL

As the sun sets on another glorious week of history in the Chalke Valley and stages are dismantled, tents are folded, swords and spears get loaded onto vans, re-enactors carefully pack away their togas or uniforms, and the tanks rumble off down the narrow country lanes, we at Slow Travel thought we would share our top ten reasons why we love the Chalke Valley History Festival quite as much as we do.


1. The variety of speakers

The festival books a wide range of speakers with a huge breadth and depth of knowledge in their field, be it military, political or economic history, art or culture.

Dan Snow tries his hand at fighting

Over the past few years we've listened to famous historians such as James Holland, Charles Spence