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Follow the steps of King Richard III

Explore the final days of King Richard III, his death at the Battle of Bosworth, and the search for his mortal remains in Leicester.

Your group can visit the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and experience the battle through the eyes of different characters in the interactive exhibition.  Follow this with a guided walk around the country park and visit the sun dial memorial for those that died in battle.  A falcolny display and perhaps a meal at the Tithe Barn restaurant completes your visit, so then travel to Leicester and discover the methods used to find the mortal remains of the King in the visitor centre, King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery.

Just across the road, take a tour of Leicester Cathedral where the King's mortal remains were reinterred in 2015.  The Cathedral was built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. It has been the focus for remembrance for King Richard III for many years, particularly in August on the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth.


Download the King Richard III itinerary for groups 

Guided walk
We can organise a guided walk around Leicester's historic city by one of our fully qualified Blue Badge guides tailor-made for your group.
Last updated June 2016