Battlefield 1403 Visitor Destination
At Battlefield 1403 our aim is to create a happy, relaxed & popular visitor destination where everyone feels welcome.
Battlefield 1403 is more than just a farm shop, it’s one of the best butcheries in the UK, a well stocked deli counter, a shop full of specialty great tasting local goodies, a museum celebrating the Battle of Shrewsbury, a Falconry Centre – and a café full of homemade fresh food.
Today Battlefield 1403 is a bustling farm shop, butchery, deli, café and exhibition, but over 600 years ago this was the site of one the bloodiest battles fought on British soil. After visiting the shop at Battlefield 1403, walk off one of their delicious sausage rolls with a walk around the boundary of the 100-hectare battlefield. The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between King Henry IV and a rebellious faction led by the Percy family in 1403. The significance of the battle lies not just in its political ramifications as precursor to the Wars of the Roses but also in the fact that it was the first time that the English longbow was used on both sides. Battlefield Church is said to have been erected over the site of the mass burial pit dug immediately after the battle. Now looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust, it provides an opportunity for quiet reflection. A key to the Church is available on request from the Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop.