The King Charles I Heritage Trail

By May 1646 the position of King Charles I and his Royalist Army was desperate. They has suffered a series of setbacks in 1644-5 culminating in the decisive defeat at Naseby in June 1646. Charles journeyed to Southwell to meet with a French diplomat (Montreuil) whom he had employed to negotiate with the Scottish Army (laying seige to Royalist Newark). The King arrived at the Kings Head (now The Saracens Head), to find Montreuil absent and continued to negotiate with the Scottish Commisioners.

A 6 mile trail across pleasant, hilly countyside. Follow the journey of King Charles, through Southwell.