Start: 9th September 2017
10:00 am
End: 10th September 2017
5:00 pm
Please note, this event has now passed

Event Venue

Croft Castle, Yarpole, Nr Leominster HR6 9PW

GPS: 52.2855094, -2.8080105

Visit Croft Castle 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, the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross.

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.


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Croft Castle

National Trust Castle and Parkland
Croft Castle sits deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland. This intimate house became the Croft family home before the…