Have you got a head for heights? Would you like to be one of the first members of the public since 2010 to make the steep climb up the steps of the Great Central Tower at Lichfield Cathedral?
If so, our famous Tower Tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral from Monday 21st April 2014 (Easter Monday).
Bring along the family for an amazing ‘white knuckle’ experience and once you make it to the top you can enjoy a spectacular birds-eye view of the city of Lichfield and beyond!
As you make your ascent you can marvel at the internal architecture of the Cathedral, and participate in the interactive ‘Tower Education Zone’ located high above the floor of the Cathedral, half way up the Central Tower.
The ‘Tower Education Zone’ provides an opportunity for learning about the design and architecture of the building, its location, geography and history from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Middle Ages right up to the present day. Of particular interest will be the information describing the Cathedral’s role during the English Civil War, Lichfield is unique in being the only Cathedral in the country to have had a moat –the outline of this and other fortifications can be best seen from the top of the tower. Activity tables and displays will help children and adults to identify fascinating and sometimes hidden aspects of the Cathedral building and its life.
Anthony Moore, Canon Chancellor at Lichfield Cathedral commented:
“We are absolutely delighted to be re-opening the Great Central Tower of the Cathedral. We hope that our many visitors will enjoy the Gothic white-knuckle experience of climbing the medieval tower and standing under the famous Spire whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the city and surrounding countryside”
Each Tower Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours, tickets are priced at adults £6.50 and a family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children is £20.00.
Ticket price also includes a free tea or coffee at Chapters ‘the Café in the Close’ plus a 10% discount on purchases at the Cathedral Shop on the day of the Tour**
Towers Tours launch on Easter Monday 21st April. Tours will take place every Saturday from 26th April to 25th October at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00.
To book your ticket please visit the Shop No.9 The Close or call 01543 306150
Due to the nature of this Tour, it is only suitable for adults and children aged 8 years old and over, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. It is important to note that you should only participate in this Tour if you are in good health and are not suffering from any medical conditions (including pregnancy). The Tower Tour passes through restricted and narrow spaces, baggage must be left at ground level and sensible footwear must be worn. You will be asked to complete a disclaimer form by your Tour Leader in advance of your climb.
For more information please visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org