Anniversary Walk – Monday 6th May

On Monday 6th May we are hosting an all day event to commemorate the 548th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury.

The day will begin at Tewkesbury Abbey rooms with an overview of where in the Wars of the Roses Tewkesbury stood and its significance in relation to the conflict. We will then transfer you to Tredington, the site of the Yorkist overnight camp on the eve of the battle and walk back to the battlefield along the route of their advance on the day. We will then take you through the site of the battle on paths not normally open to the public and provide a explanation of the battle itself.

We will arrive back at the Abbey in time for lunch. Our base at the Abbey will be available for you if you wish to bring your own food otherwise there are numerous pubs and shops in close proximity including the Abbey Tea Rooms.

After lunch we will enter the event “Armour at the Abbey” and you will have the opportunity to see a Knighting Ceremony, listen to Medieval music, and speak to Archers and Cannon crew. The Clarence Tomb will be open together with the Armour clad Sacristy door. Tours to climb the Abbey tower may be available (subject to guides availability and additional charge)

Cost for the day is £20 per person (10% discount for Battlefield Trust Members and Tewkesbury Society members) and includes tea and coffee on arrival and lunch time, taxi transfer to Tredington, and entrance into the “Armour at the Abbey” event.

Please be advised that the morning walk is approximately 4 miles over open fields without any facilities en route until we return to Tewkesbury. However we will pause at a local pub for refreshment just before we enter the battlefield.

To secure a place, or inquire about anything connected to the day please contact Richard Goddard on goddard961@gmail.com.

The Abbey rooms will be available to us all day if you wish to leave a change of footwear for the afternoon