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good for families

great value and the kids loved it lots of things to learn about and lots of interactive... read more

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A history buffs delight

Visited the battlefield and exhibition today me and my dad really enjoyed the guided tour as well... read more

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

A lovely place to blow away the cobwebs. Plenty for children to look at in centre and plenty of space for them to run around and burn off the excess energy. Immediately around the centre the paths are hard surfaced but in the woods they can get a bit sticky. You can walk down to the heritage railway from the centre and take a trip when the trains are running. There is a nice walk along the canal tow path to Sutton Cheney have a coffee and return through the woods

Date of experience: October 2016
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to us yesterday, it certainly sounds as though you made the most of your day with us.

Next time you visit you might want to involve the children in our Treasure Trail or I-Spy, go on one of our very popular guided walks, speak to the re-enactors in a living history camp or experience the birds of prey - details of all our walks, talks and events are available on our website and vis our social media

We look forward to offering you a warm welcome

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Mark
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This can be a full, full day out.
From Leicester some options to get there:
- by car - pleasant journey through the countryside.
- by bus, walk, steam train - get the Arrivabus 153 from Leicester to Barton in the Beans, walk to Shacketstone, travel on the Battlefield Line to Shenton, which borders the Battlefield Heritage site.
- by bus and walk - Arivabus 153 to Market Bosworth and walk to the Battleifeld Heritage site.

I went by car and arrived in time for a guided tour.
Eddie gave a very humorous and informative talk whilst we walked, regarding the history, politics and everyday life of the people involved in the battle. A very pleasant, fun tour.
Had refreshments in the Tithe Barn, good grub.
Then went to the excellent exhibition.
Fabulous day out!

Date of experience: October 2016
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to us yesterday - your journey to Bosworth Battlefield had the making of an epic film, the only thing that was missing was the plane!

I will pass on your kind comments about the guided walk to Eddie, he's getting quite a fan club - perhaps we should get some badges made "I've been on a walk with Eddie?"

When you visit us again you should consider experiencing one of our living history camps, getting up close and personal with one of Hawkwise's bids of prey or spending the day/weekend with us at our Anniversary Battle event which is taking place on the 19th & 20th August 2017 - details of all our walks, talks and events can be found on our website

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had planned on visiting the site of the battle since our youngest had just been studying it at school and the centre did not disappoint. It's the first place that our sons have actually tried on real chain mail (Think you know how heavy it is? Think again!).
We spent an hour or so in the exhibition and then went on the guided tour of the surrounding footpaths. This was really eye opening - lots of information and all of it kept light-hearted by Eddie our excellent tour guide. Took about an hour and a half and really kept all the adults and children enthralled. You arrive thinking that Richard the 3rd was the murdering evil king he is always portrayed as (did he kill the princes in the tower?) but leave thinking maybe there was a good side to the man.
You have to pay to park, so bring some change for the machine. The entrance fee doesn't include the guided walk but the walk was well worth paying for (I believe it's only in at weekend though). There's a cafe / restaurant but also picnic tables outside, the shop has plenty of pocket money stuff for the kids as well as many things for adults.
Overall - would definitely recommend this to visit. Would probably go well with a visit to the centre of Leicester to see the original grave of Richard and the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2016
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to us over the weekend, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to the exhibition and the guided walk with Eddie. It's surprising how many people comment on the weight of the chain mail, we can only imagine what it must have been like going into battle.

If you're planning on visiting us again you should consider experiencing one of our living history camps, getting up close and personal with one of Hawkwise's birds of prey, attending one of our events or coming to see our Anniversary Battle event in August - details of all our walks, talks and events can be found on our website and social media platforms.

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Mark

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We booked for a guided tour, with Eddie as our guide. Absolutely brilliant. I learned so much about barber-surgeons, weapons and local history, to mention but a few. It's a lovely walk around the site, with informative stopping points along the route, but our guide was funny and clearly loves his job and the period. It was great to be able to examine replicas of the weapons and armour of the time. I also came away with a wealth of ideas for future visits and reading. Thank you.

Date of experience: October 2016
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to Bosworth this weekend, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the guided walk with our guide Eddie and I will make sure that he sees a copy of your review.

Next time you visit us you should consider getting up close and personal with one of Hawkwise's birds of prey, experiencing our living history camps or if you want the real McCoy you should consider coming to our Anniversary Battle Event in August when the site comes alive with the sounds and smells of a medieval battlefield. Details of all our forthcoming walks, talks and events can be found on our website or vis our social media platforms.

We hope to see you again at Bosworth Battlefield again soon

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Mark
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Well its something like that. Our party could vaguely remember Richard III and 'my kingdom for a horse' but didn't realise the important part the battle played in the history of our country.

Approach by access road and then park in one of the areas at the top of the hill (pay and display - was £2.50). Walk round into the middle of the complex, pay an entrance fee (around £8.00) and study the interactive displays. Good fun for the children trying on armour and weapons. Allow an hour or so - depends how much of the detail and displays you want to read etc. Shop on exit. There is a good cafe in the complex.

There is a battlefield walk around the adjacent fields with information boards. We didn't do it as it involved a slight climb back to the centre.

Date of experience: October 2016
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LCC_HeritageService, Engagement Officer at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review of your recent visit to us at Bosworth Battlefield, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to our award-winning exhibition and discovered the importance of the Battle of Bosworth.

Next time you visit us you should consider going on one of our guided walks, experience a living history camp, get up close and personal with one of Hawkwise's birds of prey or relive the Battle of Bosworth at our Anniversary battle event when the site really comes alive with the sounds and smells of a medieval battlefield. Details of all our events can be found on our website.

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