Bank Holiday Weekend in York

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This weekend is time for the York Roman Festival.
Although the festival is only about 6 years old, the Romans had a strong link to York or Eboricum as they called it, deftly turning the local name for the area into a Roman one. Constantine the Great was at York and, over the years, archaeologists and not just Time Team have found relics of the stay.
Centuries later, there was the story of the man who saw the Roman ghosts in the Treasurer’s House, which whether true or not adds to the attraction.
So what’s on this weekend.
On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be Roman soldiers marching around the city; gladiators will be fighting but maybe not like Russell Crowe and there will be a living history camp.
The appeal is mainly to children although there are things for the adult. And as we all know, events for children can be expensive. But the attraction of this festival is that most things are free. Yes you might feel like buying a Roman ice cream or some face painting but it shouldn’t break the bank. And with the good weather forecast this is a place to be this weekend particularly if you have kids.

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