New tour guides for Lichfield City

Published on: Thu, 20/06/2019 - 15:05

Lichfield Tour Guides

Ten local history enthusiasts have qualified as guides and will be leading new city tours.

Visit Lichfield held a presentation in the historic council chamber on Thursday 13 June, presenting the newly qualified city guides with their certificates, a Visit Lichfield umbrella and Visit Lichfield badge.

This comes after all ten of the guides successfully completed their training and qualified as city tour guides.

The guides will start leading groups on tours of the historic city of Lichfield, offering fascinating tours on a range of themes, including the Civil War, local historic figures, ghost walks and more.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member responsible for Tourism, said:

“I am delighted to welcome all ten new guides to their roles. It is fantastic to see Lichfield history come alive for all ages in this way.

“Our guides will be able to share our ‘Hideous History’ on the tour aimed at children, help people learn about our ‘Georgian Gems’ around the cathedral, amongst other tours, not to mention our own ‘Ghosts of Lichfield’.

“I am sure these guided tours will be hugely popular not only with visitors but also with anyone who lives locally and might not know these stories. I would encourage everyone to share the details with friends and family and to get themselves booked onto a tour, as these promise to be great fun led by a fantastic team of people.”

To find out more about Visit Lichfield guided tours, go to www.visitlichfield.co.uk/tours  or head into Tourist Information desk St Mary’s on the Market Square.