Sensational City Walking Tours

Enjoy browsing our selection of walks – and look forward to some exciting exploration in a town or city near you!

Some of the best tours of our cities and towns are the ones you make on foot. What could be more captivating than joining an expert guide for an hour or two and really taking he trouble to get ‘under the skin’ of a particular district. There’s simply loads to learn, whether it’s history, architecture, literature, geography, theatre, crime… the list is long!

Let’s start with our capital city. London is home to numerous walking tour organisations, from learned individuals through to big corporations. But just imagine the history that’s waiting to be discovered as you stroll through Westminster, theatreland, the cobbled backstreets of Fitzrovia or the once sinister backdrop of Jack the Ripper.

Away from London, it’s often art and literature that provide the theme for a city walking tour. Try a Charles Dickens walk in Rochester (complete with costumed characters from his novels), follow in the footsteps of Alan Turing in Guildford or painter John Constable in Ipswich… and finish with a tasty afternoon tea.

As the sun goes down, then the walking opportunities become more interesting and altogether more exotic. This is the time to find out about witches, ghosts and the paranormal. Most crime is committed at night – and it’s now that you will experience just the right atmosphere to explore some of the darker sides of a city’s past.

Many walks will end in a city hostelry or café, with the chance to chat to your guide, ask questions and perhaps unearth a few extra secrets. It’s a great way to spend a few hours, and you’ll certainly be buzzing with new knowledge when it comes to home time.

Enjoy browsing our selection of walks – and look forward to some exciting exploration in a town or city near you!

The Royal Walk, Windsor

This one hour walk takes in the history of Windsor Castle from the outside. Find out what the Queen does when she is in residence and the people who live and work in the castle today. Who knows, at the right place and right time, visitors may catch a glimpse of a Royal riding or walking in the private section of the Castle or its grounds. A walk around Windsor is not complete without a short stroll through to see the medieval cobbled streets, the Guildhall where Prince Charles married Camilla and down to the River Thames for the view across to Eton and Eton College.

Walks depart Saturdays at 11.30am and Sundays at 2.30pm until end of September. £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for seniors, students and children. Tickets available at the Tourist Information Centre or online at www.windsor.gov.uk

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