MWF97 Tewkesbury’s Abbey, Battlefield and Riverside, Sunday 2 June

We start with a short visit to the imposing Abbey, built in the early 12C to house Benedictine monks. We note its long nave, its fine medieval stained glass and its Romanesque tower, considered the finest in England.  Edward, Prince of Wales was interred here after his death at the Battle of Tewkesbury, 1471. We walk part of the battlefield of this pivotal event in the War of the Roses, initially visiting the Lancastrian positions. We follow some of the key events of the battle leading to triumph of King Edward’s Yorkist army.

We reach the bank of the Avon and follow a delightful and scenic route with many historical features. After viewing the confluence of the Severn and Avon rivers we pass historic buildings en route back to the Abbey.

No hills and no stiles.

Bring a drink and snack if desired

Tea shop options

£5.00

Distance: 3 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Date: 2nd June 2024
Start time: 2:00 pm
Walk leader: Bob Baldwin
Start location: Outside Abbey entrance
Church St
GL20 5RZ
Grid reference: SO 891326
What3Words: riverboat.tree.flank
Further details:

There are car parks within 300 m of Abbey

Fully booked

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