On Saturday 4th May 1471 the 'Wars of the Roses' came to a head at Tewkesbury. The Yorkist army commanded by Edward IV, and his brother, the future Richard III, chased down and defeated the Lancastrian army of Queen Margaret and her son Edward, Prince of Wales. The outcome crushed the hope that the heir of the House of Lancaster would again take the throne of England.
Tewkesbury Battlefield Society offer guided walks of the Battlefield on the dates below.
The walks leave from the Abbey Gates in Abbey Lawn car park, Gander Lane Tewkesbury (Sat nav GL20 5PG) What3Words -informer.clings.loaf Meet on the steps of the red brick “Abbey Lawn gate” midway along of the car park.
Walks are Free (although donations are welcome) and last about 2 hours. Stout walking shoes recommended. Families and dogs on leads welcome. Walk is approx 2 miles in length
Sunday 1st October 10am
Sunday 5th November 10am
Sunday 3rd December 10am