Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

3 days from £349pp

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, all making for a captivating tour as we examine this period of history.

Tour Includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 evening meals
  • Historical Battlefield Guide
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(Deposits from £150pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at Jurys Inn Hickley Island 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. Group dinner.

Included meals: Dinner

Key Visits

  • Market Bosworth

Day 2 - Battle of Bosworth

We drive to Dadlington to visit the site of the Battle of Bosworth 1485, and then on to the Bosworth Battlefield Centre to enjoy the anniversary events taking place today.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Battle of Bosworth Battlefield

Battle of Bosworth Battlefield (2)

Key Visits

  • Battle of Bosworth Battlefield
  • Bosworth Battlefield Centre
  • Dadlington

Day 3 - Fotheringhay & Leicester

In the morning we check out of our hotel and visit Fotheringhay, the birthplace of Richard. We will then travel on to Leicester to explore the Richard III Visitors' Centre, located on the site where the King’s remains were discovered. We shall have a group lunch in Leicester and return to the hotel at approx 15:30. You are free to depart at your leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Fotheringhay (2)

Key Visits

  • Richard III Visitors' Centre
  • Fotheringhay

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.

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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You will stay for two nights at the 4-star Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.

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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On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

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