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Towton Battlefield

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Address: Towton, England

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Towton battle & the 'Wars of the Roses' brought to life.

A thoroughly enjoyable walk (followed by an excellent lunch at the Rockingham Arms). Chris, our guide, brought the battle to life with his enthusiasm and detailed knowledge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cerberus31
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A thoroughly enjoyable walk (followed by an excellent lunch at the Rockingham Arms). Chris, our guide, brought the battle to life with his enthusiasm and detailed knowledge. Everyone of our party of 8 (including some with an understand of the period and others with none) really enjoyed the experience and left far more knowledgable of this pivotal battle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walk around the battlefield. Very good of landowners to support this. Good fenced in paths and interesting information boards along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A fascinating walk we started at 10.30 with our guide and back to the pub (Rockingham Arms) for a pint by 2pm. Very engaging and knowledgeable guide - I left with a much better understanding both of the battle - but also the historical context. Boots would be essential - the going is good, but occasionally uneven.

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Thank Steven O
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were the only 2 on the walk, so it was great to find our guide, Chris, to be friendly, knowledgeable and informative. His interest and passion for this battlefield came through as we were constantly informed of key factors and the locations shown to us in the surrounding fields. We are locals, but Chris was able to tell us... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The history that surrounds this area is just fascinating and the walk is beautiful. If you get the chance to visit I suggest you do!

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting informative walk. Quite a long walk but worth it. Not good unless you have good mobility.

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Thank Sadie C
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You will need sturdy and comfortable walking boots to give ankle support, the path can be uneven in a few parts, especially alongside the road. Allow a couple of hours to get around. The information boards are excellent but a few simple benches along the way would not go amiss for the less nimble. It is a good all-round tour... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Interesting walk, informative information boards, It's a decent walk, went in soft shoes (my mistake) you really need a good pair of walking shoes/boots, would suggest a couple of strategically positioned park benches or something similar for persons of a certain age (such as myself) to have a breather, Don't go on a Monday, The pub's shut.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My (adult) son and I did the battlefield walk with one of the guides from the Towton Battlefield Society. I recommend doing this, our guide Chris Murphy have us a real five star tour. The walk takes around two hours give or take. This includes stops at the information boards where the guide will enlarge on the material written on... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

There are walking routes around the battlefield, but a good overview can be obtained by visiting the Crooked Billet pub at Saxton, which has an explanation on the outside wall, and the memorial cross, which has a board and a short walk to the site of one of the major incidents in the battle. At the Crooked Billet (which has... More 

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