Tours and trails in England

Tours and trails

Imagine exploring a city on a walking trail with a knowledgeable pal, someone who can take you off the beaten track to discover a more quirky side of town. A guided tour can show you the best place to pick up a local delicacy, the right time to avoid the crowds, and the quickest or most scenic route to where you want to go. They tell you when to look up and gaze at something wondrous.

Whether you prefer an electronic audio version, a group tour or an individual local enthusiast, informative and entertaining tour guides can be engaged in all our towns, at major sites, and throughout the countryside for a fascinating walking tour.

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View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

Ride the open-top vintage bus on a Chester Tour and see the city’s archaeological and architectural heritage.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

 

Explore historical Worthing with four Heritage Trails

Discover the historical delights of a Victorian seaside town with very traditional beginnings.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

 

Take a guided walking tour and discover the real Colchester

Britain’s oldest recorded town has a raft of different tours exploring different aspects of the town’s history, all hugely enjoyable too.

Location: Colchester, Essex

 

Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

For 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world. Take a tour of the iconic building for an unforgettable experience.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 

Learn how to find fossils with a guided fossil walk

Take the family on a fossil hunting walk along Charmouth Beach and uncover prehistoric history while walking along a dramatic stretch of coastline.

Location: Charmouth, Dorset

 

Go back in time and discover the original Roman City walls

Follow in the footsteps of Romans as you explore the history of the walls that protected the original City of London.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Go behind the scenes of Manchester’s Town Hall

Explore the spectacular staterooms and corridors of the Victorian gothic-style Manchester Town Hall.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Take a tour of Lancaster Castle

Uncover the history of this former court and prison, including it most famous “residents”, the Lancashire Witches.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

 

Discover the Isle of Eels in Ely

Visit the cathedral city of Ely, and discover why the humble eel is so important in its history, as you walk its unique Eel Trail.

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire

 

Take on the challenging Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Follow in the footsteps of an Emperor along the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.

Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

 

Drift along on a Canterbury Historic River Tour

Take a boat trip along the River Stour for a relaxing and slightly different Canterbury experience.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

 

Follow in the footsteps of William Wilberforce

The Wilberforce Trail explores the politician’s fascinating past, from his early life and politics to his passionate campaign against the slave trade.

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

 

Explore Cornwall’s mining heritage

Sandy beaches, cream teas, ancient woodlands and innovative architecture make for a fascinating family day out in Camborne and Redruth.

Location: Cornwall

 

Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Ancient, spectacular and a beautifully serene place to visit, the Cathedral is one of the most magnificent Gothic buildings in the world.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

Magic and mystery in the Forest of Dean

Follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis, explore the Clearwell Caves or ride through the forest on the steam railway.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 

Follow in the footsteps of the real King Arthur

Discover the stories behind the sword in the stone, the Holy Grail and Camelot, and the Lady Guinevere, on the King Arthur Trail in Shropshire.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

 

Discover Tudor Winchester on foot for free

Thanks to its strong royal links, visitors to Winchester can follow in the footsteps of the Tudors with specialist tours and trails.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

 

Follow Lancashire's Mythical Coastline Sculpture Trail

With stunning wildlife displays, a beautiful coastline and a rich maritime history, a visit to Fleetwood and Cleveleys won’t break the bank.

Location: Cleveleys, Lancashire

 

Follow the last journey of the ‘Pendle Witches’

The Trail of the Pendle Witches tells a tale of witchcraft and suspicion woven through the moors, valleys, villages and castles of Lancashire county.

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

 

Explore the murderous locations behind Agatha Christie's books

Explore the places in the English Riviera and South Devon that inspired Agatha Christie’s well-known books, following the trail to her favourite spots.

Location: Torquay, Devon

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