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 period of rain, but no such issues for us on this nice sunny day.
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 his tractors ploughed the land, they would find numerous coins and historical artifacts we used... 更多
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 Battlefield Society have a new information center at The Crooked Billet Pub if it not... 更多
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. There are also weekend tours by local enthusiasts and start from Towton village, although we... 更多
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 a good idea of how the battle unfolded. The first board is where the actual... 更多
Great walk around the battlefield. Very good of landowners to support this. Good fenced in paths and interesting information boards along the way.
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.
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... 更多
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!