King Richard the Third


Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (conversational)

Hero or Villain?

A tour in York and Yorkshire looking at sites connected with the last Plantagenet king of England. The morning will be on foot in York, the afternoon to Middleham Castle or the battlefields of The War of the Roses.

If you have the time. . . .
This tour can be extended to 2 days which will take in York, Towton, Pontefract, Wakefield, Middleham and Sherriff Hutton.


Pick up at your hotel or other meeting place at 9am followed by a morning walking tour of York with visits to The Minster and the Richard the Third museum. Lunch (if required) can be taken in York or in a country pub. eg The Crooked Billet on the Towton Battlefield. In the afternoon by car to either Middleham castle, North Yorkshire passing via Ripon OR to the battlefield sites and castle ruins of South Yorkshire.
NB please ask for a quotation if you would like this tour to be extended to a day and a half or two days to take in all the Richard the Third sites in Yorkshire or to a visit to Bosworth and Leicester.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You hotel, railway or bus station or at any mutually convenient point.

End location: Return to pick-up point or mutually agreed place.

Duration: 9 hours


Transportation in clients own vehicle or can be arranged with additional charge.

What’s Included

Full days guide service including morning walking tour of the ancient city of York with guided visit to York Minster and the Richard the Third Museum. Afternoon to either Middleham Castle, boyhood home of Richard or to the battlefields of the war of the Roses Towton, ruins of Sandal Castle ,Wakefield and ruins of Pontefract Castle.

The tour can be tailored to the wishes of the client.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 £ Sterling - Entry to York Minster, Richard 111 Museum and Middleham castle.

What’s Extra

Any meals or refreshments.
Entrance fees.


None at all !

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour with Michael was very pleasant. We went to various places I had wanted to see. Michael pointed out everything clearly. He's knowledgable & lively & paced the tour without rushing. It was a pleasure to chat with him about the Plantagenets.He showed us where Richard York died, something I had not come across in all my reading. It was a comfortable ride & we found we needed the water provided in his car. He also brought support material- illustrations & books to show us. They were most helpful!
Mary Naficy

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