Richard III and The Wars of The Roses
Monday 3rd April 2017
Travel Insurance: £23pp
Single supplement: £95
This tour takes you to a central part of the country that has kept an ageless, sleepy character and has close links to some of the most famous events in our history. We will discover the enigmatic story of Richard III and the part he played in the Wars of the Roses, and visit the great battlefield site of Bosworth Field. In September 2012, the remains of King Richard were discovered within the site of the former Greyfriars Church in Leicester, now turned into a car park. They were ultimately reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March 2015, and this amazing discovery has led to a resurgence of interest in the last of our great Plantagenet kings.
Your Holiday Hotel
- Guided costumed tour of Tamworth Castle, followed by tea and cake in the Great Hall
- Ride on the Bosworth Battlefield Railway
- Visit to the Bosworth Field Visitor Centre
- Guided visit of the National Brewery Museum with heritage machinery, vintage vehicles, shire horses and beer tasting
- Visit to the Richard III exhibition in Leicester Guildhall
- Visit to Leicester Cathedral and Richard III’s Tomb Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum
You will stay for three nights, with dinner, bed and breakfast, at the Mercure Newton Park Hotel (4-star), set in landscaped gardens near Burton Upon Trent. Former home of Staffordshire brewer William Worthington, this grand Italianate-style manor house has 50 beautifully decorated bedrooms. Each room has HD Television, complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea and coffee tray. The Hotel has a lift.