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Summer walks to highlight historic Lichfield

People are being given the chance to find out more about Lichfield’s varied history on a number of walking tours in the city.

The tours – organised by Lichfield District Council – are mainly focused in the city and each one is led by a Green Badge tour guide.

Visitors will be able to find out about a friary that was destroyed on the orders of King Henry VIII, gruesome burnings at the stake and to Erasmus Darwin’s wacky inventions.

The full programme of summer tours is now available at www.visitlichfield.com, but highlights include:

  • Pubs, Priests, Prostitutes on July 17 and August 28 at 2pm
  • Blood Thirsty Lichfield on July 30 and August 3 at 2pm
  • Georgian Gems on July 31 at 2pm and August 18 at 7pm

Cllr Louise Flowith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism, said:

“Taking part on a walking tour is a fantastic way to discover more about Lichfield’s past. It really makes history come alive, and I am sure everyone who goes on one of our tours will look at Lichfield in a new light.”

All walking tours cost £2.95 per person, except the children’s Blood Thirsty Lichfield tour which is £1.60 per person. Tickets must be bought in advance from the Tourist Information Centre, based in the Lichfield Garrick, or by calling 01543 412112.

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