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UNTIL WE CAN WALK THEM TOGETHER, ENJOY MY PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS OF SANDAL CASTLE & THE BATTLE OF WAKEFIELD, PONTEFRACT CASTLE, THE WAKEFIELD TO TOWTON CAMPAIGN, BATTLE OF TOWTON SITES AROUND SAXTON VILLAGE, & THE BATTLEFIELD OF TOWTON!

Pontefract Castle, one of many historical sites I can bring to life for you
Guiding on Towton Battlefield Trail with my husband, Michael Doggett
COVID-19: I’m taking provisional bookings for Wakefield and Towton walks in 2021, (no deposit required), in the hope that they can go ahead at least for small, socially-distanced groups. Last-minute changes of plan or cancellations due to Covid are to be expected, and will incur no penalty. Meanwhile whet your appetite with a virtual visit to the castles of Sandal and Pontefract, Edward IV’s campaign trail from Wakefield to Towton, and the battlefields of Wakefield and Towton!
Walk Wakefield 1460:

From Richard, Duke of York’s home at Sandal Castle to the site of his death in battle nearby on Manygates Lane, and (if required) on to St Mary’s bridge chapel where his son Edmund, Earl of Rutland, is believed to have died at the hands of John ‘the Butcher’, Lord Clifford of Craven.

Availability: weekend days/evenings year-round; weekdays by special arrangement

Fees: £35 inclusive for 1 – 7 people, £5 per head for groups of 8 or more

St Mary’s chantry chapel, Wakefield

Complete your Wakefield tour with a visit to the brooding ruin of Pontefract’s once-mighty fortress, where Richard of York’s brother-in-law the Earl of Salisbury was executed the day after the battle, and the nearby All Saints church, where York and Rutland’s decapitated bodies were interred until their reburial at Fotheringhay by Edward IV.

Availability: weekend days/evenings year-round; weekdays by special arrangement

Fees: £40 inclusive for 1 – 8 people, £5 per head for groups of 9 or more

Pontefract’s Church of All Saints

Enjoy a Virtual Visit:

Sandal Castle & the Battle of Wakefield

Pontefract Castle

Towton’s infamous ‘Bloody Meadow’: on such a day as this, the worst rout of the Wars of the Roses took place
Walk Towton 1461:

Visit associated sites from The Crooked Billet inn to the deserted medieval village of Lead, and the tomb of Lord Dacre in Saxton. Or if you feel energetic, take in the full Towton Battlefield Trail from its starting point in Towton Vale near the iconic burr tree, through Towton village to the site of the Lancastrian camp and famous mass graves, and follow the army’s footsteps to catastrophic defeat at Bloody Meadow and Dacre’s Cross.

Availability: weekend days year-round; weekdays by special arrangement

Fees: from £60 inclusive (depending on duration) for 1 – 10 people, £6 per head for groups of 11 or more

From Wakefield to Towton

Saxton Village & the Battle of Towton

Towton Battlefield/Remembering Towton Through Re-enactment

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