New programme announced for UKs largest archaeology festival

The programme for this year’s Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology, which is supported by the University of Leicester, has been announced.

Between Saturday 15 July and Sunday 30 July over 80 events will be held across Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating the rich and diverse heritage of the two counties.

The University will be holding a number of events during the Festival and over the summer including:

  • Visit the University excavations at Bradgate House to see the results of the third year of a five year programme of investigation into the history of Bradgate Park
  • Attend talks about recent discoveries at Oakham Castle and Leicester Castle, by the archaeologists who led the excavations
  • Join a community archaeology dig at Market Bosworth or Beaumont Leys

The two-week long Festival, part of the Council of British Archaeology’s nationwide Festival of Archaeology 2017, once again proudly offers the biggest programme of events anywhere in the UK.