Samuel Johnson. Pic: Stacey Shintani

A series of guided walks are set to make the history of Lichfield come alive.

The tourism team from Lichfield District Council have organised the walks that will take in a range of themes, from Dr Samuel Johnson to the city’s bawdier past.

The walks include:

  • Heritage Trail – August 17 at 7pm and August 20 at 2pm: Lichfield is one of the smallest cathedral cities in England and has a rich and varied past. Learn more about the city on this tour. Cost £3 per person.
  • Pubs, Priests and Prostitutes – August 27 at 2pm: Find out about some of Lichfield’s historical and colourful characters. Cost £3 per person.
  • Boobies and Blockheads – September 10 at 2pm: Discover more about Dr Samuel Johnson’s Lichfield. Cost £3 per person.

On top of the city tours, there is also a chance to explore one of the area’s villages on the Alrewas Tour. Taking place on Sunday (August 14) at 2pm, the tour costs £5.50, which includes a cup of tea or coffee and scone at the George and Dragon pub.

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

“Going on a walking tour is a good way to find out more about Lichfield’s past. August is the perfect time to take a tour as we’re offering ten per cent off all our walking tours to Lichfield Special Offer card holders during this month. If you don’t have a card, make sure you contact the Tourist Information Centre to get yours today.”

For a full programme of all the walking tours go to Tickets must be bought in advance and are available from Lichfield Tourist Information Centre, based in the Lichfield Garrick, or by telephoning the team on 01543 412112.

To apply for a Lichfield Special Offer card, ring 01543 412112 or go to

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