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Tours set to highlight Lichfield’s history

Lichfield's Heritage Weekend

Lichfield's Heritage Weekend

Tours taking visitors back through the history of the city are taking place as part of Lichfield’s Heritage Weekend.

The event takes place on September 18 and 19 and Visit Lichfield has organised walking tours of the city over the two days.

Across the Centuries is a tour that celebrates Lichfield’s fascinating history – from the bloody battles of the Civil War to its 18th Century enlightened thinkers – such as Samuel Johnson and Erasmus Darwin.

The tours will set off on September 18 at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm, and on September 19 at 2pm and 3pm.

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

“A tour of the city is a wonderful way for history to come alive. Lichfield will be a hive of activity throughout the Heritage Weekend. We hope lots of people come along, as it’s the perfect opportunity to visit tourist attractions for free and take part in all the activities.”

Across the Centuries costs £1 and can be booked at the Tourist Information centre (in the Lichfield Garrick) or by calling 01543 412112.

Lichfield Cathedral has also organised guided tours over the Heritage Weekend.

The Treasure Cathedral tour is a chance to see artefacts such as the Lichfield Angel, the Lang Commission silver and Victorian glass and sculptures.

The tour is takes place on September 18 at 12.30pm and on September 19 at 1.30pm and 2.15pm.

Lichfield Cathedral’s trained guides will also be leading a tour of The Close on September 18 at 2.30pm.

Both tours cost £1 and can be booked at the Cathedral Book and Gift Shop in the Lichfield Cathedral, or by telephoning 01543 306150.

Erasmus Darwin House is also running spooky tours of the Georgian house’s cellars.

Taking place on September 18 at 12.30pm and 2.30pm and on September 19 at 11.30am and 2.30pm, the Spooky Cellar tours is also £1 and can be booked by calling 01543 306260.

To see the full Heritage Weekend Hidden Gems programme go online at www.visitlichfield.co.uk.

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