Fort Royal

Fort Royal

On a nice day, the park at Fort Royal in Worcester is a great place to visit, where you have a commanding view of the city centre. The site of a Royalist fort during the English Civil War, it saw action many times. During the second battle of Worcester in 1651, the capture of this fort by Cromwell’s army marked the beginning of the end. From here, the Roundheads were able to turn the guns on the Royalist defenders and seal their fate.

King Charles II watched the battle from the tower of Worcester cathedral, and when the battle was lost, he fled into exile.

If you do visit Fort Royal – pick a better day than I did. You’ll also find there are little noticeboards like the one above, giving information about the battle. Take the time to read them.

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