On Palm Sunday 1461 two great armies came together in Towton, Yorkshire. On a battlefield that came to be known at the Bloody Meadow at least 80,000 men fought a pivotal battle in the Wars of Roses. The stakes could not have been higher, the prize the crown of England. Ten hours later 28,000 men had lost their lives in the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. On this tour we will walk the battlefield, little changed since that fateful day over 550 years ago. We will examine the progress of the battle hour by hour and bring you face to face with the Kings, lords and soldiers that fought the battle for England. The War of the Roses shaped history, experience the landscape of this notorious battle and witness how a struggle between family rivals spiralled out of control resulting in England's most deadly day of bloodshed. Come and see where history was made in Towton 1461
Take a walk with John through the ancient streets of York. John is a natural storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city. He will help you to make a connection with the beautiful city that will stay with you. His passion for his home city of York shines through as he shares his thoughts on the city, its’ history, stories, fascinating characters and quirks. John’s enthusiasm and his ability to entertain and explain will guarantee you a memorable and intimate experience.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Yorkshire with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Yorkshire. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
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10 September 2021
My apologies for the lateness of this review, John. I learnt so much with John about this particular battle, especially as he pointed out the finer points of positions of the opposing armies, which determined the outcome of each part of the battle. It made it all so memorable actually seeing the landscape and with John's narrative, it was all brought to life. I loved his touch at the end scattering red and white rose petals in remembrance of the thousands who died that day. Wonderful tour and highly recommended for anyone interested in the Wars of the Roses.
Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.
29 August 2021
John took us to an open field in Yorkshire and back in time to the 1400s where he brought the battle to life with powerful story telling. The tale ends with great sadness for the thousands of lives lost in a single day and a mark of respect to both sides by John on our behalf. Thank you for a special tour.
25 August 2021
Very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide.
Cathy (Essex, England) M.
20 August 2021
Excellent informative tour. John’s knowledge is so good it makes me want to go away and learn more about our English history.
Johanna (🇬🇧 E.London) P.
19 August 2021
A very interesting story being told. I wish we had more of a complete look at the information boards… there was however a lot to cram in. Good tour, glad I went.