In the 15th century, the House of Lancaster and the House of York clashed on a windswept plateau in a pivotal battle of the English Wars of the Roses.
Today, the Battle of Towton is remembered and its impact explored near the site of the skirmish. Find out more at the Visitors’ Information Centre in the grounds of the Crooked Billet pub, near Saxton. Along with all the information you will need to visit the battlefield itself, also on display are replica artefacts and details about battlefield walks and evening talks, which run throughout the year at Saxton village hall.
Walk the battlefield with an expert guide; volunteers lead regular group walks that bring the brutality, strategy and progression of the battle to life with stories and historical facts. Along the way, you’ll also hear about the archaeological finds and fascinating legends and mysteries that have sprung up here since.