Visiting the Battlefield

Although at first sight a visit to Boroughbridge might seem of little value due to the urbanised nature of the battlefield, this is far from the case. A visit enables one to gain a good grasp of the historical terrain. There is a good network of public footpaths and other access by which to explore the battlefield.

There is a battlefield trail, with five interpretation boards which trace the course of the battle from the bridge and ford (judged to have been near Milby Lock) into the town. An accompanying trail leaflet was produced in 2022 to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle, and is available from Boroughbridge Tourist Information, Hall Square, YO51 9AN.



A 14th century column 18ft high comprising four shafts banded together was erected as a monument to the battle and stood for centuries within Boroughbridge itself. However on the 21st April 1852 it was moved to Aldborough.

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