Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Sutton Cheney

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Learn about medieval warfare at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, the battlefield where Richard III lost his life. Journey through Medieval England at an interactive exhibit. Test your archery skills and try on a heavy set of armor. Read about how archaeologists discovered the true site of the Battle of Bosworth and see uncovered artifacts, such as bullets fired from early handguns. Catch the battle reenactment, and check the schedule for guided walks around the area. Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Sutton Cheney Edition.
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  • The displays take you through the build up to the battle and the battle itself as well as some of the aftermath. Extremely well done and whilst we were there there was a group of re-enactors who told ...  more »
  • Would recommend this for a visit, beautiful surroundings and a great little walk around the area with interesting historical facts en route.  more »
  • This visitor centre is built where it was originally thought the battle of Bosworth was fought, however, it is now fairly certain that the battlefield is about 2 miles away. Nevertheless it is well wo...  more »
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  • A lovely trail that is easy to follow to walk around Ambion woods by yourself between the guided walks (£4.95) for free. However the price is a little steep (adults £8.95) even though this price can include some living history re-enactments. However, this place is NOT English Heritage and doesn't offer a discount for EH members.
  • Place full of history. The guided walks are excellent and the guides very knowledgeable. Excellent visitors centre.
  • The museum is now a little dated, but it offers an interesting enough history that incorporates far more than the events of the battle itself. There are child-friendly paths through the exhibition, and the section on battlefield medicine is gorey enough to appeal to older kids! The real attraction is, however, to walk around the battlefield perimeter. Live reenactments are also held at the site.
  • Good half a day out. If your into your historical warfare this is really good, well presented, interactive, interesting - well worth visiting at least once.
  • Good information on the route around the battlefield. There were several audio machines at viewing points that you hand cranked to get working.

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