Follow in the footsteps of Heroes
on our In The Footsteps®
Worcestershire in English Civil Wars Tour
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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
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
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.
Booking indicates your acceptance of our Tour Terms and Conditions.
What your tour includes
- One day escorted tour with our expert battlefield historian.
- The opportunity to discuss your battlefield travel plans with our expert team.
What your tour does not include
- Entrance fees
- Personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
Your tour can have optional extras added. We can, for example, add any of the following to your tour: -
- Additional touring days.
- Half-board or Full-board option.
- In-tour travel in a vehicle driven by your battlefield historian.
- Transfer to and from the battlefield area.
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.
Your money is safe. We are members ot the TTA and all monies paid to us are held in a trust account and cannot be drawn down by us until the tour is over.
Why travel with In The Footsteps?
- We have over 16 years experience in designing and operating Private Battlefield Tours, Battlefield Studies and Staff Rides.
- Our team of battlefield historians and guides are selected for their experience, depth of knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to tell the story in an entertaining and engaging way. The majority are accredited members of the prestigious Guild of Battlefield Guides. This means they endeavour to maintain high levels of good practice commensurate with the Guild's ethos.
- We operate a full booking, planning and design service.
- Office is open 24-hours a day whilst the tour is operating.
- Combined Employers and Public Liability Insurance (a copy can be supplied upon request).
Enquire About Your Worcestershire in the English Civil Wars Tour Today
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Page last updated: 16 July 2021.