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Follow in the footsteps of Heroes

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Worcestershire in English Civil Wars Tour

Follow in the footsteps of heroes on our In The Footsteps® Herefordshire in English Civil Wars Tour.

Follow in the footsteps of the Royalist and Parliamentary Armies in the battles that took place in Worcestershire during the English Civil Wars. Visit the key battlefield sites including Powick Bridge, Upton-on-Severn and Worcester in the company of our battlefield historian and listen to the stories of the bloody events that took place.

Our One-Day Tour of the English Civil Wars in Worcestershire

Our tour begins at Powick Bridge where a cavalry skirmish, fought between elements of the Royalist and Parliamentarian field armies on 23 September 1642 just south of the city of Worcester, signalled the beginning of the fighting of the English Civil Wars. Sir John Byron was escorting a Royalist convoy of valuables from Oxford to King Charles's army in Shrewsbury and, worried about the proximity of the Parliamentarians, took refuge in Worcester on 16 September to await reinforcements. A Royalists force, commanded by Prince Rupert, was despatched to the south of the city and a Parliamentarian detachment, under Colonel John Brown, was sent to try to capture the convoy. Each force consisted of around 1,000 mounted troops, a mix of cavalry and dragoons, and the two sides clashed in the vicinity of the bridge.

From Powick Bridge we head to Upton-on-Severn where on 28 August 1651 a New Model Army detachment under the command of Colonel John Lambert made a surprise attack on Royalists defending the River Severn crossing. This was an important action in completing Oliver Cromwell’s investment of the city of Worcester and a prelude to his assault on the city itself.

It is then back to the area south of Worcester, where nine years after the clash at Powick Bridge, the final major engagement of the English Civil Wars, the Battle of Worcester, would take place between the forces of Charles II and Oliver Cromwell on 3 September 1651. It is at Worcester that your tour will come to an end.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

The cost of your tour

The cost of our one-day In the footsteps® Worcestershire in the English Civil Wars Tour is £350.00 GBP.

This price is based upon one to nine people travelling in your own vehicle. Your battlefield historian will travel in their own vehicle or join you in your vehicle depending upon COVID restrictions.

If your group is larger than 9 people, no problem. Just let us know and we will put together a proposal for you.

An additional supplement may apply for anniversary dates to cover any increase in the associated costs.

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Additional tour options

Your tour can be combined with any of our other tours to make a longer tour. Just tell us what you would like to do and we will prepare a tour option for your consideration.

Customising your tour

The tour has been designed to give a balanced view of the opposing sides in the English Civil Wars. It can of course be adjusted to suit your personal requirements. These personalised tours are designed specifically for you so that you get to see what you want to see.

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Page last updated: 16 July 2021.