Towton Battlefield

Towton Battlefield

Towton Battlefield
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Tracey M
1 contribution
Short but interesting walk
Jun 2021 • Friends
Went on Towton Battlefield walk guided by Chris Murphy today. Being local felt odd playing a tourist but Chris was very knowledgeable, detailing lots of facts, figures and descriptions to paint a vivid picture of the bloody battle. All delivered in a manner that made it very interesting. Would definitely recommend.
Written June 13, 2021
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Andy
1 contribution
Military Battlefield Study
Jun 2021
Had a fantastic battlefield study thanks to the help of the Towton Battlefield Society. Their depth of knowledge and visitor centre with replicas added great value to the ground analysis we conducted and was also extremely enjoyable.
Written June 12, 2021
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Todd A B
Clayton, UK1 contribution
Guided walks of Towton Battlefield
Apr 2021
The Towton Battlefield Society offers free guided walks (prebooking required). I had 2 excellent guides, Chris and Mic, who were incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining storytellers, and helped bring the grisly history of the battle to life. Highly recommended for any medieval history buff or Shakespeare fan. My 13-year-old enjoyed it too.
Written April 26, 2021
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OnMyWay74
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
GREAT PEACEFUL WAK
Apr 2021
This is a brilliant 2 mile walk around the Yorkshire countryside. Me, my partner and our dog visited on a very sunny Sunday morning last week and i was so amazed that this was on our doorstep. Truly beautiful highly reccomended.
Written April 8, 2021
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Jonathan J
3 contributions
Great walk but a lot longer than it states!
Apr 2021 • Solo
A fantastic walk with poignant historic connections. It is 100% not a 1.7 mile (3km) walk though...garmin mapping records the full trail to be 2.7 miles long (just under 5km) - not sure how the stated distance is so wrong - but still worth the visit!
Written April 3, 2021
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Yorkshire holiday girl
61 contributions
Clearly marked and easy walk
Mar 2021 • Couples
Interesting info boards along the route . A couple of slopes along the way but mainly flat and easy walking . Parking on nearby grass verges . Friendly locals and once open a lively pub on the village. The Rockingham Arms . The walk takes about 1-1 1/2 hours . Lovely views
Written March 27, 2021
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Christopher D
Cranleigh, UK29 contributions
Well signposted and documented trail.
Sep 2020
Very well worth the visit. The walk takes about an hour and a half. There is parking at the battlefield memorial.
Written September 16, 2020
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Dave J
1 contribution
Walking Across History
Aug 2020
Would recommend to anyone with a passion for history. Towton was one of the largest and bloodiest battles ever fought on British soil. Unspoilt by development you can use designated pathways to reach notable points across the battlefield where various information boards provide backgound detail. However, in opting for a guided walk (thank you, Penny) I felt I received a much more informed commentary on both the historical backdrop and the topography of the land itself. Allow 2-3 hours and enjoy.
Written September 6, 2020
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Charl
Goole, UK128 contributions
Historical Walk
Aug 2020 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed following the Battlefield Trail around Towton. We parked up near the stone monument and then followed the trail signs across fields, through the village and back to the car. The total walk took us about two hours, maybe a bit more, but at each information point there was such glorious sights to see and such interesting facts to learn about that the time flew by.
Written August 26, 2020
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denbo463
Thornhill, UK44 contributions
History brought to life
Aug 2020
Had a lovely stroll in the village of Towton with Chris Murphy on Sunday 23/8. Well informed guide and brought history to life on our 3.5 Battlefield Tour. Well worth the money as the Information Boards en route can't answer the many questions people have during the tour. I am not really into history or battles and only went to accompany my husband, who is, but Chris made the tour interesting and quite amusing at times.
Very impressed with the "zero" litter too.
Tip: Make sure you have adequate walking shoes or boots.
Written August 24, 2020
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