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Explore the sites where history was made on walking tour
People in and around Staffordshire, and even further afield, are being invited to discover the city of Lichfield's fascinating history by joining one of a series of new guided tours that will be running each week throughout January and February. The Visit Lichfield travel body has launched all-new Discover Lichfield tours to highlight the city's rich and varied history. The 90-minute tours will take in Lichfield's charming streets, stunning attractions such as Lichfield Cathedral, Erasmus Darwin House, and the sites where history was made. People taking part in the tours will hear exciting stories, including the city's English Civil War past, celebrated Georgian figures, and how Lichfield's historic parks such as Beacon Park were created. Tours set off at 2pm and are running every Friday in January and every Thursday in February. They cost £6 per person and there is no need to book, just arrive at the Tourist Information desk in Lichfield Library (on Lichfield's Market Square) in time for the 2pm tour, and pay at the desk.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said: "What better way to welcome in the new year than with an engaging Discover Lichfield tour. Our tours are a great way to enjoy some local history while stopping at the city's historic sites to find out more about their stories." Visit Lichfield is also celebrating a successful festive season, with many people enjoying one of their new tours, including Festive Tours with Carols, the Christmas Past walk, and Christmas Stocking tours. The Christmas Stocking tours were aimed at children and their families who visited several venues and collected stocking fillers along the way. Added Coun Eadie: "We are really pleased with how our new Christmas tours went in 2019, and are hoping to continue this success into 2020. I would like to thank all the businesses and attractions that generously provided lovely gifts for our Christmas Stocking tours."