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Robert Dover's Games & Scuttlebrook Wake
Every year, the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden celebrates the season with a series of strange and time-honoured sports, and some even stranger costumes...
Captain Robert Dover inaugurated the Cotswold Olympick Games in 1612, using the natural amphitheatre of Dovers Hill on the outskirts of the Gloucestershire parish for a number of bizarre contests. Shin-kicking, tug-of-war, obstacle races and various other activities have taken place there each year ever since.
The first day of competition is concluded with a torch-lit procession to the town square. The following day's entertainment includes traditional dancing, a funfair and musical entertainment, with people coming from miles around to enjoy the event.
Robert Dover's Games & Scuttlebrook Wake Information
When: Jun 2013 (annual)
Where: Chipping Campden
Cost: £6; 5-14 year olds £3; under 5s free
Opening Hours: 2pm-12am
Address: Chipping Campden
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