Agincourt

Self-guide and expert guided battlefield tours to Agincourt. Visit where King Henry V and his English Longbows defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt.

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Agincourt Battlefield

Where to Stay


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The Battle of Agincourt 25th October 1415

In the early morning of St Crispin's Day, 25th October 1415, King Henry Vs dysentery ravaged and outnumbered English Army that had been marching since leaving Harflleur 17 days before found itself forced to give battle against the relatively fresh and numerically superior French Army commanded by the Constable of France, Charles d'Albret, near the small hamlet of Azincourt or AGINCOURT.

Medieval Painting of the Battle of Agincourt

The History

The story of the Battle of Agincourt has been recounted down the ages perhaps most famously in William Shakespear's play 'Henry V'. These are a number of history websites that also have their version of what happened. Our potted history of the battle which can be found at Agincourt - The History or by clicking the History button at the left of this page.


Visiting the Agincourt Battlefield

The Agincourt Battlefield is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France and is best reached via the Dover to Calais Cross-Channel ferry.

The Battle of Agincourt Monument

Directions From Calais

From the Calais ferry terminal take the E15 and head towards Paris. After 3.2 miles continue straight on, do not take the slip road to the right onto the E40/A16 heading west towards Boulogne. Continue straight on the L'Autoroute des Anglais E15/A26 towards Paris at the next slip road, do not take the E40/A16 heading east towards Dunkerque.

Follow the L'Autoroute des Anglais E15/A26 for 11 miles then take the exit. At the end of the slip road turn right onto the D217, under the L'Autoroute des Anglais and then turn right onto the D943 towards Nordausques. Follow the D943 for 6.5 miles to a roundabout.

At the first roundabout take the first exit and continue on the D943 for another 2 miles to a second roundabout. At this roundabout take the second exit onto the Rocade Saint-Omar-Arques D942 and after 2 miles take the slip road to the D928, turn left onto the D928 at the junction.

Follow the D928 for 2.5 miles to a third roundabout at which you continue straight on, second exit. Follow the D928 under the L'Autoroute des Anglais E15/A26 to the fourth roundabout and continue straight on, second exit, remaining on the D928. After a furhter 0.75 miles continue straight on, second exit, at the fifth roundabout. A the sixth roundabout continue straight on, third exit, remaining on the D928 for a further 4.5 miles to the seventh roundabout. At the seventh roundabout continue straight on, second exit, for a further 2 miles to the eigth and final roundabout. At this roundabout continue straight on, second exit. After a further 1 mile turn left into Azincourt leaving the D928 on the Rue Charles VI and follow this road to the Agincourt Visitor's Centre and Museum. Park in the museum carpark.

The Agincourt Visitor's Centre and Museum

A good place to begin your visit to the Agincourt battlefield is the Agincourt Visitor's Centre and Museum called the Centre Historique Médiéval Azincourt. The Centre's website can be found at Centre Historique Médiéval Azincourt. This excellent Visitor's Centre and Museum recounts the history of the battle and is a good introduction to the events that took place.

The Agincourt Visitor's Centre and Museum

A Tour of the Battlefield

If you want to tour the battlefield in the company of an expert guide, please visit our website at www.inthefootsteps.com. An outline of our suggested self-tour of the Agincourt battlefield can be found at Agincourt - The Battlefield or by clicking the Battlefield button at the left of this page.

Where To Stay

Our guide on where to stay can be found at Agincourt - Where To Stay or by clicking the Where to Stay button at the left of this page. Some of the hotels and guesthouses listed are those that we have used ourselves, but other are not. Please note that we do not have any control over the standard of these hotels and guesthouses and have included them on this site as a service to our visitors.


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