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 Abbey Lawn car park, Gander Lane Tewkesbury (Sat nav GL20 5PG) and will last for about 2 hours. Walks are Free although donations are welcome
No Booking necessary
Stout walking shoes recommended Families and dogs welcome. Walk is 2 miles in length
Thursday 4th July 7pm
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July - Medieval Festival. There will be a separate programme for the festival and all walks will start from the festival site.
Thursday 25th July 7pm
Thursday 8th August 7pm
Thursday 29th August 7pm (last summer evening walk)