Lichfield - The Cathedral - 1300 Years of History

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The Cathedral - 1300 Years of History

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(20 reviews)
50 mins

About the tour

Lichfield Cathedral is one of England's finest medieval buildings, its three spires dominating the surrounding area and known as the Ladies of the Vale. On this tour we will discover its story, from a late 7th Century building to the present day, from its founder Saint Chad to the great Bishops responsible for the wonderful architecture we can admire today, to the modern cathedral community. Get a feel for the different stages in its development, marvel at the craftsmanship of its Gothic construction and decoration, and learn about some of its most important treasures. You can expect wonderful close-up views of the external architecture, statues and other decorative elements, and plenty of stories about the people involved with its long service to the city and region. Around the actual cathedral, the Cathedral Close is like a village within the city, and we'll be also exploring this peaceful area, including its medieval defensive walls, grand houses and fascinating alleyways, which are like stepping back several centuries in time. Please note that we are not permitted to film inside the cathedral, so our tour will focus on the exterior and the surrounding area.

Meet Ian


Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lichfield with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lichfield. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Miley P.

11 July 2021

Ians tours are always amazing as he answers questions straight away, he is funny, and he always looks at chat! He is an amazing guy and so are his trips. He is very underrated in followers.

🐈‍⬛ Carol 🐈‍⬛🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ..

10 July 2021

A very interesting tour with some lovely views

Mary W.

09 July 2021

I had never heard of Lichfield before this tour. There is so much history, both ancient and modern, associated with the cathedral. Ian presents the highlights in a very entertaining way. His tours are educational without being pedantic. They're suitable for all ages. We had an eight-year-old with us on yesterday's tour. Thanks Ian and heygo!

Ian C.

09 July 2021

I couldn't stay for the whole trip, but as ever, Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about everywhere he takes us.

Marguerite R.

09 July 2021

Ian is a fantastic historian and photographer. His tours are a joy to follow!

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