4 Day Norman Conquest Tour


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Why we love it

  • A comprehensive tour of the Norman Conquest and the invasion of Britain.
  • Trip to the Royal Armoury at Tower of London, including a weapons and armour handling session.
  • Visits all the major battle sites of the Norman Conquest.



Although William won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, he still faced rebellions over the following years and was not secure on his throne until after 1072. This tour follows the Norman landing at Pevensey, the Battle of Hastings, the Norman attempt to take London at the Battle of Southwark and onto Westminster Abbey.

The date is 6th to 9th October 2022.

The cost – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, hotel accommodation, coach, museums and guide, but not drinks. – is £1,450 per person.

You are accompanied by a tour leader to ensure that your tour runs smoothly.

This is a 4 day coach tour and your guide is Warwick Louth.


Day 1

Start at Wallingford Castle. Talk about role after Hastings as site of subjugation of Saxon Witan under Bishop Stigand to Duke William.
Head to Reading Museum, to look at the reproduction copy of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Head to Bosham Church, see reputed site of Harold Godwinson
Book into Hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant   

Day 2

Head for Pevensey Castle. Talk about logistics and supply, weather in early 1066.
Head to Hastings Castle. Talk about the formation and development of motte and bailey castles.
Head to Battle. Opportunity to explore Abbey and Battlefield Centre.
End the day at Crowhurst. Site of Harold’s local manor, laid to waist just before Hastings
Book into Hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 3

Head to Southwark-Talk about Norman Repulse, led by returned Earls Edwin and Morcar.
Head to Westminster Abbey-Visit the shrine of Edward the Confessor.
End at the Tower of London. Talk about castle architecture and development, nature of Castle under William. Organise weapons handling sessions with Royal Armouries.
Book into hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant   

Day 4

Head to Berkhamsted Castle and talk about final capitulation of Witan to William and William’s kingship and Domesday Book.
End the day at Waltham Abbey. Talk about possibility this is another resting place for King Harold, away from public view to prevent use of grave as a centre for later Saxon unrest.

The cost per person – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, hotel accommodation, coach, museums and guide, but not drinks. – is £1,450 per person.

You are accompanied by a tour leader to ensure that your tour runs smoothly.

This is a coach tour and your professional tour guide is Mike Ingram

Small Print

  • You must have travel insurance
  • Holiday is transferable – administration charges may apply
  • Cancellation charges apply
  • COVID precuations in place – each destination has implemented their own health and safety measures and precautions in an attempt to combat the spread of the disease. 

More Info

Classic Battlefield Tours want to make the tours interesting and thought-provoking so use a range of different guides for their experience and expertise.

Where possible they like people to have a hands-on experience by offering the opportunity for weapons and armour handling sessions.

Hotels with character which reflect the region or country are given priority combined with excellent restaurants for the evening chat and wind down after a long day.

Preference is for a small to medium size group of up to 20 people to get the most out of these tours.

A tour leader is on board for the duration of the tour to ensure that your trip runs smoothly and good company with fellow professionals is an important part of the overall experience and enjoyment.

Once the tour is over you have the option to renew the friendships you have made with fellow comrades as you will be invited to further group events including lunching and talks at famous London clubs or a unique day out to private museum or collection.”

Classic Battlelfield Tours look forward to welcoming you to one of their famous tours.