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Published June 7th 2019
Join Minster the Duck on a walk around historic Lichfield
Children are being invited to learn about the historic cathedral city of Lichfield in Staffordshire following the launch of a new-look heritage trail. And on hand to help them follow the circular tour around Lichfield is none other than Minster the Duck. The re-vamped heritage walk, which is also available to parents, has been named Minster's Trail in 'honour' of picturesque Minster Pool near Lichfield Cathedral. It has been organised by Visit Lichfield which works to promote the city's attractions to would-be-visitors.

Minster's Trail
Jack and Declan Plant size up the Minster's Trail

Using the trail's map, Minster's webbed feet will lead children and their families to key sites, such as The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield Cathedral, Beacon Park and the Museum Gardens. Along the way Minster the Duck asks a series of questions to get youngsters to take a closer look at their surroundings and to find out more about the city's heritage. The trail is free and is aimed at children between 5 and 12 years of age. Children will receive a Minster Duck sticker at the end of the trail. Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member responsible for tourism, said: "We're really excited to re-launch our heritage trail. We hope children and parents will jump at the chance to find out lots of interesting facts about the city. From burnings at the stake to Civil War shootings, there is plenty of interesting and sometimes horrible local history to discover."

Minster's Trail
Join Minster the Duck on a walk around Lichfield's historic streets

Minster's Trail is available from Tourist Information at St Mary's on the Market Square or can be downloaded at
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Why? Children invited to learn about city on re-vamped trail
When: Summer 2019
Where: Lichfield Cathedral, 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD
Cost: Free
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