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Good walk around a key battle in English history

A good start point is a memorial cross on the A1217 where there is off road parking for about 8... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris T
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Nice views

This is reputed to be where the most deaths occurred in a single battle in England. This happened... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John C
Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A good start point is a memorial cross on the A1217 where there is off road parking for about 8 cars. Take the A1217 south out of Towton and it's about half a mile on the right. Allow 2 hours for the walk. It has...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is reputed to be where the most deaths occurred in a single battle in England. This happened in 1461 near the start of the Wars of the Roses; when the Yorkists defeated a Lancastrian army. There is parking by the side of the road,...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an informative and interesting walk and talk with Chris from the Towton Battlefield Society who run guided walks about once a fortnight for three pounds a head. Chris gave a fascinating explanation of the historical setting as well as the battle. He allowed...More

Thank Autraliantraveller
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Really enjoyed this little walk around the location of the bloodiest battle to have ever taken place on British soil. Nice to read the information boards as you took a steady wander around this scenic location. Can imagine it being a little muddy after a...More

Thank triplebagger
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I used to work and live in Towton in the 1960's. I lodged at The Rocking Arms which is now a restraunt which I recommend, good food good atmosphere.Mr Hall owned most of the land there at the time, and I can remember well when...More

Thank colleen342
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A first class walk either by yourself on better still join and organized guided tour led by a member of the Battlefield Society . These tours are organized through out the year .(have a look on the website) . The guides are first class. The...More

Thank mgzr2014
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in the War of the Roses, you must visit Towton battlefield in Yorkshire. There's a well-marked walk on fairly level ground. It's where on Palm Sunday 1461 the Yorkists led by Edward IV routed Henry VI's Lancastrians and is well explained....More

Thank tomwO6177GV
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We enjoyed an informative walking tour with Chris and Pete from the Towton Battlefield society on a Sunny March Sunday. If your into medieval history, I'd really recommend it! Chris and Pete told us about all aspects of the battle in an entertaining manor including...More

2  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited the Towton Battlefield site on a very cold and windy day in February. The Towton Battlefield Society do guided tours of the site but not on the day we visited. However, the information boards, at strategic locations, are very detailed and give you...More

3  Thank Gilly C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very interesting circular walk around the battlefield with helpful information boards at strategic locations. A must for historians and a good walk for dogs but need to keep them on leads.

Thank stevien17
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Is there a medieval manor house near the Towton Battlefield and, if so, are members of the public allowed to visit? Also was a chapel built in the vicinity of the battlefield in memory of the dead? How can I obtain a map/description of the walk at Towton Battlefield?
28 July 2016|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
I can't add more than above, it's interesting to hear of the chapel discovery. I always associated the Lead chapel as being the site of memorial. Maybe Richard 111s site could be included in tour?