On Demand: Ciudad Rodrigo – Peninsular War – 1812

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)


Battlefield GuideMarcus Cribb
Tour Manager – Dan Hill

Tour length about 75 min

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In January 1812 Lord Wellington’s Anglo-Portuguese undertook the seige of the fortified Spanish city of Cuidad Rodrigo. What would follow was a brutal two weeks, with forts that must be stormed, walls that must be breached and a city to be taken in order for Spain to be liberated from French occupation.

Cuidad Rodrigo was a well-designed Fort, bristling with cannon that had already undergone one long seige. After initial fighting over outlying forts, two breaches were made into the city walls, through which Wellington would throw his men in a frontal assault at night. The men that survived the hell that was the storming of the city went on a deadly rampage, lasting the whole night attacking French soldiers and Spanish civilians alike. This virtual tour will take you to stunning Spanish scenery that was torn asunder by the roaring of guns and screams of men fighting for the fate of the Iberian Peninsula.

5 reviews for On Demand: Ciudad Rodrigo – Peninsular War – 1812

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)
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Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2022

Very enjoyable tour bringing to life a fairly brutal siege, clearly presented by Marcus Cribb.
Pleased to see the use of LIDAR which uncovers so much information, particularly with ground which has settled or been covered over with the passage of time, while the graphics showed a modest improvement; i.e. showing the direction of attack/manoeuvre etc., and I’d like to see more of this.
On a previous tour of Waterloo the portraits were animated which brought the subjects to life in a slightly humorous way so would appreciate more of this.

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Dave Clark
Rated 4 out of 5
June 5, 2022

This is new for me re: haven’t visited myself. Completely enthused by it. Will have to visit ASAP. Great coverage. Graphics & drone – excellent. Thanks Marcus. Love your enthusiasm

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Andy Mullen
Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2022

Peninsular War Tours are very interesting. Would like to see more. This tour was excellent.

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Stephen Cook
Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2022

Brilliant tour. Great on-site visuals.

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Tim Cockitt
Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2022

Always a great tour with this company!

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Jonathan Epstein