Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

4 days from £459pp

About the tour: Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

Tour Introduction

Follow the story of King Richard III, as we delve into the history of his dramatic end on Bosworth field. We attend the annual Battle of Bosworth commemorations and also head to Leicester Cathedral to see his tomb and memorial, all making for a captivating tour as we examine this period of history.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 evening meals
  • Historical Battlefield Guide
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at the Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth by 14:00. Afternoon visit to Kirby Muxloe, the residence of William Lord Hastings, who was executed for treason by Richard III in 1483. Return to hotel for introductory lecture.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Fotheringay & Leicester

We begin today with a visit to Fotheringhay, the birthplace of Richard III. Here we see the Church, and then continue to Leicester to explore the Richard III Visitors' Centre (included), located on the site where the King’s remains were discovered and Leicester Cathedral, to see Richard III Tomb and Memorial. We also have an included lunch in Leicester. In the afternoon we see Kirby Muxloe Castle (included), the residence of William Lord Hastings, who was executed for treason by Richard III in 1483. We end the day at Sutton Cheney Church.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Fotheringhay (3)

Key Visits

  • Fotheringhay
  • Holts tour - Throne Room

Day 3 - Battle of Bosworth

Today we start at Dadlington Church, close to the site of the battlefield, and then attend the main Battle Re-enactment event with re-enactments and static displays, also seeing the Bosworth Battlefield Centre (included). Before our return to the Hotel, we also see some nearby sites connected with the battle including Crown Hill.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dadlington Church

Dadlington Church (2)

Key Visits

  • Bosworth Battlefield Centre
  • Dadlington Church

Day 4

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

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