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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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Having visited the Richard III museum during an earlier visit to Leicester, which we thoroughly enjoyed, we decided to visit the Battlefield Heritage Center. Our first suprise was that one had to pay ... read more »
We went to see Richard 3rd museum in Leicester. And felt we had to do battlefield. So glad we did. The museum was great and very informative. We met a great man in the ticket office (really sorry I di... read more »
On the one hand, this is an excellent attraction. If you want to know about Richard III, Henry Tudor, the battle itself or about knights and medieval warfare in general, this is the place to visit. It... read more »
This place is well worth a visit. It's set in pretty countryside in the middle of nowhere. However, there is a pay and display car park which I see as a little cheeky, but admissions to the exhibition aren't too expensive. As you go in there is a large cafe on the right selling the usual cakes and stuff. As it's relatively new it's all nice and tidy and clean. The exhibition is up to date with recent discoveries covered including the discovery of King Richard III in a car park, and there are lots of interactive displays and things to watch, so it's suitable for children and adults, and is disability friendly. The exhibition doesn't take too long and covers the context and build up, the battle and the aftermath. There's a good walk around the battlefield with signs to provide information, but it was recently discovered that the battle actually didn't occur where originally thought, so I don't know if that's taken into account with the signs.
A great day out with good disabled facilities. The Battlefield Heritage Centre is part of a Country Park, which is accessible directly from the car park. There is a charge for parking, with no concessions. The Heritage Centre is reasonably priced and easily accessible, with gentle slopes and no steps. The accessible toilet is very much that with plenty of space, wall rails and a user-friendly door lock! The Tythe Barn cafe seems very nice, although we only had a coffee there. Staff at the Centre are friendly and extremely helpful, offering me the free use of a mobility scooter (rather than my manual wheelchair) in which to do the guided tour (small extra charge for this). I think I was lucky to get the scooter - it is advisable to book in advance. We were guided around the site by Liz, who talked us through the lead-up to the battle, the battle itself and the aftermath as we went round. It's quite a walk, with uneven and sometimes steep ground but their scooter manages very well,and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The exhibition in the Centre is well laid out and the information indepth without being overwhelming. We all came out with a much better understanding of the Wars of the Roses and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in this period, or just wanting a better understanding of British history.
Brilliant! Guided walk was fantastic and the guide very knowledgeable and a great communicator. Learnt so much. Thank you Eddie. Staff were extremely helpful. Visitor centre was very interesting and had lovely afternoon tea in the cafe... spent the day there and loved it. Will go again.
Certainly worth a visit. The Pay and display car park is not cheap but does support the center so I cant grumble about that. The walks are well worth doing and the signage around the various area's is well laid out and very descriptive. The visitor center cafe I was disappointed with. Not a huge amount of choice, not the greatest offerings and relatively expensive in my opinion. However the overall experience is good and is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Fabulous area of natural beauty with interesting walks along canal, through field. Optional railway or canal boat rides.
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