Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Market Bosworth (A Guided Walk in Market Bosworth)

"Market Bosworth" is a Guided Walk devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Topurs.

These strolls are enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.

The little town of Market Bosworth has an important place in English history, as it was near here that Richard III lost his crown and his life to Henry Tudor, who then became king as Henry VII, founding the spectacularly successful Tudor dynasty. After the battle, Richard's body was taken back to Leicester and buried there.

The walk starts in the Market Place, where the centuries-old market still takes place.

Beside the Market Place is the old Grammar School, founded by the Dixie family, whose name became attached to parts of the American Deep South, and eventually even to the earliest forms of jazz.

A famous man with Bosworth connections was the great Dr. Samuel Johnson. Although he was born in Lichfield, he spent some time as a young man teaching at the Grammar School. By all accounts he was not very successful, but he obviously made up for this in later life.

The beautiful mediaeval St. Peters Church is well worth a visit, particularly as a point is made of keeping it open at all reasonable times.

Bosworth Hall, the 17th century home of the Dixies, is now a hotel and their park is now an extensive country park.

All the street name plaques in the town centre are embellished with either a white boar, the emblem of Richard III, or a red dragon, the emblem of Henry Tudor.

Market Bosworth has many picturesque cottages and elegant houses.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Market Bosworth' costs £6.00 per person, or £5.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Market Place, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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