Guided tours

Lichfield Tour Guides

Our team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides have been showing groups around Lichfield for over 25 years and provide a varied programme of insightful and historic tours throughout the year.

Tours last for approximately 1.5 hours each, other than those which include refreshments. 

How to book tickets

Please note that booking is essential for all tours - we will take your contact details when you book, so we can contact you if there are any problems.

To book, call our Visitor Information team on 01543 308924 or call into the information desk in Lichfield Library which is open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. For more information email info@visitlichfield.com

If you do want to book on the day, please call our visitor information team on 01543 308924 or visit our desk in advance of the tour to check availability. We cannot guarantee spaces will be available on the day.

Please wear sensible shoes and appropriate clothing, especially on the winter evening tours.

There are a minimum and maximum number of people for each tour, should a tour need to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers or bad weather, a full refund will be given. Full terms and conditions are available on request.

 

Gruesome and Ghostly Tours 2020

Ghosts, Ghouls and things that go bump in the night.

Learn some gruesome and spooky secrets about Lichfield.

Dates:

Wednesday 18 March, 7pm

Thursday 23 April, 7pm

£9.50 tours include refreshments following the tour in a city centre pub or hotel.

 

City Tours 2020 

All tours are 90 minute tours at a cost of £6 per person unless otherwise stated - please contact the Visitor Information staff on 01543 308924 to book your place. 

Discover Lichfield

Take a relaxing walk around Lichfield's historic streets with our knowledgeable city guide, who will share interesting facts about the city, its architecture and former inhabitants. 

Saturday 28 March

Sunday 19 April

 

NEW FOR 2020 - Regular Weekly 'Discover Lichfield' Tours

These are 90 minute tours at a cost of £6 per person - No need to book - Please arrive at 1.30pm at the Visitor Information desk in St Mary's in the Market Square in time for the 2pm tour, and pay a member of the team.

 

Friday 6 March

Friday 13 March

Friday 20 March

Friday 27 March

Thursday 2 April

Thursday 9 April

Thursday 16 April

Thursday 23 April

Thursday 30 April

 

Themed Tours

Pool Walk with St. Chad

A gentle walk with St.Chad by Stowe pool, telling how the child raised in Lindisfarne came to Lichfield, and his work as bishop of Dark Age Mercia.

Enjoy this relaxed walk with our costumed tour guide.

Sunday 1 March, 2.30pm

 

Cathedral Close Tour

Join our guide on a tour around the Cathedral Close and learn about the buildings and inhabitants of the past

Sunday 8 March, 2pm

 

Georgian Gems

Our guide will lead you on a fascinating tour revealing the Georgian history and architecture of the city

Saturday 14 March, 2pm

 

Mothers Day Tour

A special treat for Mum: Be inspired and amazed by stories of women who have made their mark on Lichfield, including Anna Seward, an independent authoress with an international reputation in the 18th century, and Patience Swinfen, a parlour maid who married the heir to a great estate who successfully pursued her claim to inherit through the courts in a Victorian cause celebre.  

Afterwards enjoy some well earned refreshments at Erasmus Darwin House.

Sunday 22 March, 2pm - £9.50 per person

 

Reading, Writing and Roaming 

Join this informative tour, exploring the literary characters that shaped Lichfield

Sunday 29 March, 2pm

 

April Fools 'prank tour'

Can you guess which stories are true and which are not? - join our convincing storyteller on an alternative tour of the city centre

Wednesday 1 April, 6pm, £9.50 includes light refreshments

 

Water: Lichfield's Hidden Story

Discover how water shaped Lichfield and added to its importance and prosperity.

Saturday 25 April, 2pm

 

Private and Group Tours

Visit Lichfield are pleased to offer a wide range of private and group tours, please email your requirements to info@visitlichfield.com and we will email you back with a quote, alternatively please call our Visitor Economy Officer to discuss your requirements on 01543 308210.

Meet our Tour Guides

To find out more about our tour guides go to our meet the guides page.