Richard III and The War of the Roses

Mon 11 June 2018

5 days

Richard III and The War of the Roses

Immerse yourself in History as we chart the rise and fall of this King of England who has risen to greater fame over the last few years. The amazing story of the body in the Car Park focused the World's attention onto Richard. We visit many locations associated with this Royal including Bosworth Battlefield and Leicester Cathedral and Guildhall. We also take in a visit to Tamworth Castle and a visit to the National Brewery Museum.

Day One

A morning departure from Cumbria sees us journey South to Barton Grange for a coffee stop before we continue to the Stafford shire area for lunch. Our journey resumes and we arrive at our hotel The Best Western Appleby Park Hotel. Dinner is served in the hotel tonight.

Day Two

After breakfast we head to the National Arboretum for a visit where you will have time to look around and have Coffee before we head to Tamworth for Lunch and then an included visit to the Castle where we will have complimentary Tea and Cake in the afternoon. We return to our hotel for Dinner

Day Three

Following breakfast we firstly make for Bosworth Field and the heritage visitor centre. We have time to take in the history of the site. Following this we take an included Steam train ride on the Bosworth Railway. Late morning we transfer to Leicester where you will have time for lunch before visiting Leicester Cathedral where the tomb of King Richard III lies and Leicester Guildhall for the Richard III exhibition. We return to our hotel where Dinner is served

Day Four

When breakfast is complete we make the journey to Ashbourne on the edge of the Peak District where are able to explore the lovely Market town and have lunch. In the afternoon we make for the National Brewery Museum at Burton on Trent where we experience the art of making a good brew we have a little time here to browse. We end the afternoon with some free time in Burton before Dinner is served in our hotel.

Day Five

After breakfast we begin our journey home with a stop in Lichfield for coffee and time to look around this Market Town, We continue our journey North with a stop for lunch and further comfort sops before arriving back in Cumbria late afternoon.


Our hotel

Located off the M42 near Tamworth the Appleby Park Hotel, Appleby Magna is ideally located to explore the England's central region. With 95 en suite bedrooms and a restaurant and lounge bar the hotel offers us a great base for our visit.


Package includes

4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at The Best Western Appleby Park Hotel

Visit to Bosworth Battlefield and Visitor Centre

Visit to Leicester Cathedral and Guildhall

Ride on the Bosworth Railway

Visit to Tamworth Castle including Tea and Cake

Visit to National Brewery Museum

Visit to National Arboretum

Luxury Executive Coach travel throughout


Price £344.00 based on two passengers sharing a double or twin bedroom

Single supplement £65.00


Date 11th June 2018 (5 days)