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Summer tours to explore Lichfield’s thrilling past

Visit Lichfield have announced a number of tours around the city to help people find out more about Lichfield’s past.

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: James Stringer

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: James Stringer

The Green Badge guided tours will take place throughout the summer and include subjects from the Civil War to a Blood Thirsty children’s tour.

The first tour is the Civil War in Lichfield guided tour which takes place on Saturday, 18th July at 2pm. The walk circles Cathedral Close and the surrounding area and will talk all about Lichfield’s roll in the Civil War, including the moment the citizens had to hand in their weapons at The Guildhall.

Last year’s Blood Thirsty Lichfield tour returns, thanks to it’s success last year. This children’s tour takes place on Wednesday 29th July and Wednesday 12th August and will introduce kids to Lichfield’s gruesome past. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lizzie Thatcher, Lichfield District Council’s Visit Lichfield Manager, said: “Going on a walking tour, and finding out about Lichfield’s past, is a great way to make history come alive. Lichfield has a fascinating history, and it gives you a whole new appreciation of the streets you pass by every day.”

More tours available this sumer include;

  • Heritage Trail, Wednesday 5th August at 7pm – Lichfield’s history and heritage
  • Alrewas village, Sunday 16th August at 2pm – A tour around a pretty and historic village
  • Inns and Outs, Wednesday 19th August at 2pm – A walk taking in past and present pubs
  • Georgian Gems, Saturday 22nd August at 2pm – Lichfield’s historic figures
  • Pubs, Priests and Prostitutes, Saturday 29th August – A different look at Lichfield’s colourful past

Tours cost £2.95 per person except Blood Thirsty Lichfield which is £1.60 for adults and children. Book your place by calling at the Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick, phoning 01543 412 112 or e-mail info@visitlichfield.com. Full details are available on the Visit Lichfield web site and you can follow Visit Lichfield on Twitter.

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