The historic small town of Market Bosworth is famous for its flower displays and is located in the heart of the area, surrounded by its galleries, boutiques and antique shops. Bosworth Field, where Richard III fought the last battle of the War of the Roses in 1485, is only a short distance away by car.
Older attractions include Shackerstone Steam Railway, Twycross Zoo, Snibston Discovery Park, Drayton Manor Park and the motor racing circuits of Donington Park and Mallory Park.
Located slightly further afield are Warwick Castle, Tamworth Snow Dome, The Belfry Golf Course, Stratford-upon-Avon and the NEC. Here is a list of the main area attractions – links will open in a new window.
You can take a scenic bus ride from Market Bosworth Square to the City of Leicester where there is a lovely shopping centre, Medieval Lane’s and the new superb Richard 111 Centre opposite the Cathedral.The Newalke House museum is also a must see showing Leicester as once the second richest city in Europe .
Market Bosworth holds a significant place in English history, known for its connection to the famous Battle of Bosworth.
The Battle of Bosworth, fought on the fields near our park. In 1485, the decisive clash between the forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor (who later became King Henry VII) took place in the fields surrounding the town.
The battle marked the end of the Plantagenet dynasty and the beginning of the Tudor era.