Summer guided tours of Lichfield

imagery showing colourful figures following a leader

Visit Lichfield has a treat for you this summer with their line-up of exciting city tours.

After ten more guides joined their ranks, Visit Lichfield is offering new guided tours this summer.

See local history come alive as you visit the spots where history was set, from the Civil War battles and Dr Johnson’s stomping ground, to ghostly sightings and burnings at the stake.

There are lots of interesting tours to choose from, including:

Ghosts of Lichfield takes you to all the locations where ghosts have been spotted to find out their stories. Tours will run on Tuesday 16 July and Thursday 15 August at 7.30pm.

Discover Lichfield gives you a great overview of the city’s fascinating history. There are plenty of dates to choose from, including Friday 19 July at 10.30am, Sunday 21, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July at 3pm, and on Friday 2 and 16 August at 6pm, Saturday 10 August at 6.30pm, Thursday 22 August at 2pm and Saturday 31 August at 3pm.

Pubs, Priests and Prostitutes sees Lichfield’s more colourful history come alive and is on Wednesday 7 August at 2pm.

Hideous History is a tour aimed at children that takes in some of Lichfield’s gruesome past, and is on Thursday 29 August at 2pm.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said:

“Lichfield has been home to many characters, battles and ideas over the years, and going on a guided tour is a fantastic way to find out about our local history and to get a new appreciation of the streets and buildings you may pass all the time.

“Our tours offer great fun for the young and old. If anyone can help us spread the word about the tours, I am sure this would bring Lichfield alive for a lot of people who might not know our stories.”

To find out more about the tours on offer, go to www.visitlichfield.co.uk/tours.

All the tours cost £6 and can be booked in person at the Tourist Information desk at St Mary’s in the Market Square or by calling the team on 01543 308924.

 

Published: 4 July 2019