We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Towton Battlefield

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Towton, England

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 90 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting and informative walk

Really enjoyed this little walk around the location of the bloodiest battle to have ever taken place on British soil. Nice to read the information boards as you took a steady... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
triplebagger
,
York
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 90: English reviews
York
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this little walk around the location of the bloodiest battle to have ever taken place on British soil. Nice to read the information boards as you took a steady wander around this scenic location. Can imagine it being a little muddy after a period of rain, but no such issues for us on this nice sunny day.

Helpful?
Thank triplebagger
Livorno, Italy
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to work and live in Towton in the 1960's. I lodged at The Rocking Arms which is now a restraunt which I recommend, good food good atmosphere.Mr Hall owned most of the land there at the time, and I can remember well when his tractors ploughed the land, they would find numerous coins and historical artifacts we used... More 

Helpful?
Thank colleen342
Dewsbury
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A first class walk either by yourself on better still join and organized guided tour led by a member of the Battlefield Society . These tours are organized through out the year .(have a look on the website) . The guides are first class. The Battlefield Society have a new information center at The Crooked Billet Pub if it not... More 

Helpful?
Thank mgzr2014
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in the War of the Roses, you must visit Towton battlefield in Yorkshire. There's a well-marked walk on fairly level ground. It's where on Palm Sunday 1461 the Yorkists led by Edward IV routed Henry VI's Lancastrians and is well explained. There are also weekend tours by local enthusiasts and start from Towton village, although we... More 

Helpful?
Thank tomwO6177GV
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an informative walking tour with Chris and Pete from the Towton Battlefield society on a Sunny March Sunday. If your into medieval history, I'd really recommend it! Chris and Pete told us about all aspects of the battle in an entertaining manor including the battle landscape, critical points and figures. Both very knowledgeable and clearly enjoy doing these... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Gary W
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited the Towton Battlefield site on a very cold and windy day in February. The Towton Battlefield Society do guided tours of the site but not on the day we visited. However, the information boards, at strategic locations, are very detailed and give you a good idea of how the battle unfolded. The first board is where the actual... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Gilly C
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very interesting circular walk around the battlefield with helpful information boards at strategic locations. A must for historians and a good walk for dogs but need to keep them on leads.

Helpful?
Thank stevien17
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable walk (followed by an excellent lunch at the Rockingham Arms). Chris, our guide, brought the battle to life with his enthusiasm and detailed knowledge. Everyone of our party of 8 (including some with an understand of the period and others with none) really enjoyed the experience and left far more knowledgable of this pivotal battle.

Helpful?
1 Thank Cerberus31
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Great walk around the battlefield. Very good of landowners to support this. Good fenced in paths and interesting information boards along the way.

Helpful?
Thank Andrea W
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A fascinating walk we started at 10.30 with our guide and back to the pub (Rockingham Arms) for a pint by 2pm. Very engaging and knowledgeable guide - I left with a much better understanding both of the battle - but also the historical context. Boots would be essential - the going is good, but occasionally uneven.

Helpful?
1 Thank Steven O

Travellers who viewed Towton Battlefield also viewed

 
Selby, Selby District
 

Been to Towton Battlefield? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Towton Battlefield and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Towton Battlefield staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?