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Battlefield Heritage Park

Location

Battlefield Heritage Park is north of Shrewsbury. Grid reference SJ505169 (map here). There is a car park available which is accessed at a roundabout on Battlefield Link Road.

The site can be reached by bus from Shrewsbury bus station. The 511 service will drop you at the Two Henrys public house, on the A49 Whitchurch road, from where a short walk leads you to St Mary Magdalene church. You can return on the same bus or catch the 501 service on the A528 Ellesmere Road near the Albright Hussey Hotel.

Recreational Activities

Two circular routes at the site, providing opportunities for able-bodied and less mobile users with easy, level, wheelchair accessible routes.

There is a visitor attraction to the north of the Heritage Park near Battlefield church. This has a cafe, exhibition about the battle and a farm shop selling locally sourced produce. To find out more, click the link to 'Battlefield1403' to see their website.

The Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 was one of the bloodiest battles of English History, fought between King Henry IV (supported by his son Henry Prince of Wales, later to become Henry V) and the rebels' Henry Percy (commonly called Harry Hotspur). Today, you can visit this medieval site, walking the Hotspur and Royal Trails, taking in the fish pools and Battlefield Church (Saint Mary Magdalene). Interpretation panels provide information about the battle.

The church was built in the fifteenth century to commemorate the battle. It is open On Sunday afternoons from May to September. If you wish to visit at other times a key can be borrowed from the Travelodge reception near the site on the A49.

This leaflet tells about the site and the battle, showing the route of the two trails. 

A new family-friendly route has been designed at the site. 

If you or your organisation would like to hold a public event on this site please contact us.

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Outdoor Recreation
via Customer Service Centre 0345 678 9000
Shropshire Council
Outdoor Recreation
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND
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