FASHION medieval style is all the rage at Clifford’s Tower in York this summer thanks to a team of travellers from the past.

English Heritage is offering children the chance to dress up in replica costumes from the dark ages to get a taste of life in medieval York.

The time travellers will be giving an insight into medieval table, manners, etiquette, traditions, customs and even how the people of old York would have washed their clothes.

Susan Sadler, visitor supervisor, said: “Traditionally, medieval clothes would have been washed in the local river.

“The Ouse today is relatively clean by comparison to how it would have been in medieval times, when it served not as a local laundrette, but also as a place for butchers to wash their animal carcases and even as an open sewer for the city.”