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.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- 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.
- PLEASE NOTE: Saturday 9 September is Heritage Open Day, which means free entry for all visitors. Normal admission charges apply on Sunday 10 September.
|9 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|10 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|