The Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is dedicated to the ultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Bosworth Field, which took place in 1485. It has good transport links to a great range of hotels offering comfortable accommodation with free WiFi, and is within easy reach of Birmingham and the city’s international airport.
The Battle of Bosworth – Slaughter On a Grand Scale
Taking place on August 22nd, the battle was the final stage of the civil war between the House of York and the House of Lancaster, spelling the end of the Plantagenet dynasty and the beginning of the Tudor era that would transform English political and social life. The House of York, which suffered around 1,000 casualties, suffered a humiliating defeat by the Lancastrians, despite outnumbering their opponents by two to one.
What to See and Do at the Centre
The Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park provides a special re-enactment of the battle and a fascinating exhibition of the key figures involved in the event. Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your nearby hotel, then view the Bosworth Quest Gallery, where you can follow the hunt to find the battlefield through a series of clues. Then go on and spend some time at the Exhibition Galleries to learn more about the warfare of medieval England. You can also take part in the 1.25-mile Battlefield Trail, where you can listen to audio-visual information about the event and enjoy superb views of the scenic surrounding landscape.
Hotels Close to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
If you're visiting the area for business purposes, try the very hospitable AAshorne Hill Conference Centre near Royal Leamington Spa, which offers first-rate business amenities and sophisticated, well-presented accommodation. The Days Inn Warwick South provides very affordable rooms near Junction 12 and Junction 13 of the M6, which means it’s a great choice for people on busy schedules who need instant access to the national motorway network. Another popular place to stay is the Royal Leamington Spa’s Woodland Grange, a charming three star venue that is adults-only, which means it's perfect for people looking for a more exclusive, tranquil atmosphere.