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Learn about the fascinating past of historic city
People in Staffordshire are being urged to enjoy their new lockdown freedom by going on a guided tour of historic Lichfield. Visit Lichfield's guided tours are starting up again following the easing of lockdown restrictions, enabling small Covid-secure groups to rediscover the city's fascinating and historic past. The socially distanced 'bubble' guided tours offer small groups of family and friends the chance to find out more about Lichfield's historic streets, buildings and personalities. The tours, which were able to resume from May 17 as part of the UK government's roadmap to normal life, can be booked for a time and date that best suits the tour-goers.

Lichfield Cathedral, Minster Pool
View across Minster Pool of Lichfield Cathedral and the Garden of Remembrance


Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member responsible for Tourism at Lichfield District Council, said: "I'm really pleased to see people able to rediscover some of our city tours and just in time for half term. It's another step along the way to getting back to things we enjoyed before the pandemic. The tours are a fantastic way to find out about Lichfield's history and heritage, from Civil War sieges to genius Georgians, there is much to discover!"

Lichfield, Samuel Johnson
The Samuel Johnson statue in the centre of Lichfield


A 90-minute tour of Lichfield for up to five people costs 30 and can be booked by calling Visit Lichfield on 01543 308924. Visit Lichfield's full programme of tours is expected to start up again when the final stage of the roadmap is reached, hopefully on June 21. People can find out more about Visit Lichfield's tours at www.visitlichfield.co.uk/tours
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Why? Get out and about on a guided tour of historic Lichfield
When: From May 17
Phone: 01543 308924
Where: Lichfield Cathedral, The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD
Cost: 30 for up to 5 people
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