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
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
Thursday 2nd June 7pm
Thursday 7th July 7pm
9th & 10th July Medieval Festival - walks both days- see festival website for more details
Thursday 4th August - 7pm
Sunday 21st August 2pm
Sunday 4th September 2pm
Sundday 2nd October 2pm
Sunday 6th November - 2pm
Sunday 4th December - 2pm