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The Sinister Side of Shakespeare's Stratford Walking Tour

1. The Sinister Side of Shakespeare's Stratford Walking Tour

Hear about the hidden dark side of Stratford-upon-Avon on a thrilling guided walking tour. Learn about the town's infamous witches, hear about famous murders, and keep an eye out for ghosts as you walk through the night. Meet your guide at the corner of Sheep Street and High Street and begin your journey into the macabre. Stroll through the birthplace of Shakespeare and see the town's darker side. As you walk through the streets, listen to exhilarating tales of murder, torture, and plague. Hear about the women accused of witchcraft and learn where the ghosts and even the devil can be spotted.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Guided Walking Tour

2. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Guided Walking Tour

Join a fascinating guided walking tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering its 14 centuries of history as well as much ado about the life and times of William Shakespeare; from birth to grave. You will see amazing buildings, beautiful views, and learn some absolutely fascinating world-changing history. Chart the complete history of Stratford, from its 7th century settlers to its 21st century arcade whilst also exploring the life and times of the most famous human the world has ever known. Shakespeare's writing changed the world and continues to do so. Your walking tour starts at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre where you begin to learn about the 14 centuries of this town's history. See Shakespeare's birthplace, his famous home, and the church in which he was both christened and buried. See historic buildings including the surviving five taverns that served Shakespeare beer, and can do the same for you almost 450 years later. What about The Guild of The Holy Cross? Their chapel which dates from 1269 was the seat of power in the town for centuries; despite falling foul of King Henry the 8th and his successors. Next door is William Shakespeare's schoolroom, and the 15th-century Almshouses - also built by The Guild. Talking of history, have you ever stood on one corner and clearly seen buildings spanning five centuries? In fact, you could throw a ball and hit any one of them; including the house where Harvard University's founding father, John Harvard, was born - in 1607. Explore to your heart's content as you experience life as it was in Tudor England, a period during which powerful forces forever changed the English way of life and understand that impact on the wider world. The WalkTalkShow route includes 15 stops covering a total distance of just under 3kms and is wheelchair and mobility scooter-friendly. We offer an unrivalled customer experience - we are the very best way to see and understand Stratford upon Avon.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Come and discover our ancient town with a local guide every day. From being the home of Shakespeare, to our unique architecture, there’s something for everyone to discover in our idyllic town. Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, walking in the footsteps of Shakespeare, discovering our incredible theatres, river and churches along the way. See our town through a local's eyes, discovering what life is like here today too. Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace & much more you wouldn't discover on your own!

Birmingham: Daily City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

4. Birmingham: Daily City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

Find out how Birmingham grew from a small market town to the second largest city in the country on this guided walking tour of the city center. Gain authentic insights into modern life in the city and explore some hidden gems along the way. Meet your guide amid the lush greenery in Cathedral Square where you can admire the English Baroque architecture of St Philip’s Cathedral. Continue down Broad Street which is popular for it's vibrant nightlife.  Listen as your guide tells you about Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution. Hear the story of its iconic canals and about how it is the home of Cadbury chocolate. Make your way to Centenary Square where you can admire the fountains. Stoll past the modern Symphony Hall and head to Victoria Square in the center of the city. View the Town Hall and the Council House. Finish your tour at the 19th-century Ikon Gallery. 

Haunted Coventry Ghost Walk

5. Haunted Coventry Ghost Walk

Spooky Jo will walk with you to the darkest areas of Coventry and will share macabre tales from its past during this 1.5 hour walk. They say that there are no ghosts in Coventry but what about hobgoblins, sprites, witches, imps and spooks? Although the clanking of unearthly chains is not heard in the dead of the night, they still walk among us! On the Haunted Coventry Ghost Walk we discover ghosts of the past aplenty including: → A twist in a tale never published → One of Britain’s most hideously prolific hangman → Knocking bones → Giants walk among us → How a murderer’s final resting place is a Hat box → Death herself was seen in the workhouse → Discover the tale of the Death House And so much more, new routes, new stories!

The Jigsaw of History Guided Walking Tour

6. The Jigsaw of History Guided Walking Tour

Unlock the secrets of Coventry on this guided walking tour through the city center. Get away from the cathedrals on a journey through a city which has kept making history by inventing the future. Uncover sights like local artwork and a Royal Palace which England was once ruled from. It’s a history that includes the civil war and civil rights, it’s a history of a city that has moved from being the world-leading pioneer in one industry to another, then another, it’s a rich cultural history of a city which has kept on reinventing itself, finally rising like a phoenix from the firestorm of the Blitz. It’s a history that fits together like a jigsaw, come and explore it with us. The tour is about two miles long and lasts approximately two and three-quarter hours.

Godiva's Cathedral Quarter Walk

7. Godiva's Cathedral Quarter Walk

Hear about the deep history of Coventry on this fascinating guided walking tour. Learn about the city's famous matriarch Lady Godiva, the story of the three cathedrals, and why Coventry was once considered to be the capital of England an this compelling and engaging walking tour. . Meet your guide in the shadow of Godiva's statue in Broadgate and begin your journey back in time. Stroll through streets once frequented by kings and queens and see the town's hidden history. As you walk through the cobbled streets, listen to the tales of war and conflict, industry and commerce, and peace and reconciliation in the phoenix city.

Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

8. Birmingham: Victorian Canals to Today's City Walking Tour

Start at the modern Library of Birmingham in the brand new Centenary Square. The public art of the Square gives some early clues on the history of this central birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Buildings all around help you understand the depth of arts and commerce that Birmingham overflows with today. Heading through the International Convention Centre, appreciate the modern Symphony Hall known as one of the finest concert hall acoustics to experience in the world today. Discover why the opening of James Brindley’s canal into the town in the 1770s was hugely important to the development of Birmingham. Experience these rejuvenated waterways and see the many new uses that they have been put to. Moving through Brindleyplace see the huge efforts of the Victorians in working to make the burgeoning town into a model for others to follow. This was the home of the Civic Gospel with the Municipal Revolution seeing efforts to educate, bring clean water to the town and clear poor quality housing. Modern architecture is all around and the walk through the city squares gives an appreciation of the way old and new has been integrated into the modern city.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

9. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Come and discover our ancient town with a local guide every day. From being the home of Shakespeare, to our unique architecture, there’s something for everyone to discover in our idyllic town. Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, walking in the footsteps of Shakespeare, discovering our incredible theatres, river and churches along the way. See our town through a local's eyes, discovering what life is like here today too. Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace & much more you wouldn't discover on your own!

Bath: 2 Hour Private City Walking Tour

10. Bath: 2 Hour Private City Walking Tour

Meet your guide, then set off on a two hour adventure through Bath. Explore the bustling city streets and soak up the unique atmosphere of this charming destination. As you explore, admire the diverse array of architecture, which the city is famed for. Highlights of the tour include passing by the River Avon, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, Guildhall Markets, Theatre Royal, Queen Square, Royal Crescent, Royal Victoria Park, The Circus, and more. This is walking tour, no entrances to any attractions are included. Along the way, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about Bath’s history and culture, as well as the many prominent historical figures who lived here. Your guide can also offer a local’s perspective on the very best bars, restaurants, and museums to visit during your stay.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 16 reviews

The experience was amazing. Jonathan was superb. Very informative and friendly walk. Will do it again on another extortion.

Arthur was a excellent guide, very knowledgeable and funny with his fascinating tales and stories of Birmingham

Our tour guide was brillant and had very good knowledge of the city and told tales in very engaging way!

Great tour Great guide very knowledgeable Thoroughly recommend

Peter are guide was very knowledgeable. Well worth doing