Battle of Mortimer's Cross

Join us for a living history weekend full of gunpowder, battles, archery and swordfights, bringing to life one of the most significant battles of the Wars of the Roses.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

In 1461, Sir Richard Croft led his soldiers alongside Edward Mortimer, who later became Edward IV, to a Yorkist victory. They travelled from Croft Castle to the nearby battle site of Mortimer's Cross, which was then part of the Croft estate. See the Yorkist and Lancastrian camps in situ, depicting civilian and soldier life with crafts, cooking, period costume, weaponry, dancing, battles and music displays throughout the day.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
The ground floor of the castle is fully accessible, but there are stairs up to the first floor. Gunpowder displays and battles will include loud, sudden noises.
Other
PLEASE NOTE: Saturday 9 September is Heritage Open Day, which means free entry for all visitors. Normal admission charges apply on Sunday 10 September.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 September 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01568 780246

Upcoming events

The Lord of the Rings trail

Sat 22 Jul 2017
10:00-16:00
You've been given an important quest. Do you have what it takes to track down the Croft ring and save the castle from peril?

Immersion Theatre present 'The Wind in the Willows'

Mon 07 Aug 2017
14:00-16:00
Join us for a lovely outdoor theatre adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale, 'The Wind in the Willows' in the grounds of Croft.

Wild wood camp

Sat 12 Aug 2017
19:00-23:45
Pack up your tent and grab your brightest torch for a one-off overnight camp with our rangers.

Fifties Croft

Sat 19 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Croft coming into the National Trust's care in 1957.

Battle of Mortimer's Cross

Sat 09 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
Join us for a living history weekend full of gunpowder, battles, archery and swordfights, bringing to life one of the most significant battles of the Wars of the Roses.

Ancient tree walk

Sun 08 Oct 2017
14:00-16:00
Join us for a guided autumnal walk through Croft's ancient parkland.