Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Interview with St Albans Tourism & Regeneration

On the show today we heard from Charles Baker, the St Albans Tourism & Regeneration Manager.Charles was promoting the St Albans Heritage Open Days will will run from Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th September.

Heritage Open Days is a national scheme which celebrates England's architecture and culture by allowing access FREE of charge for a few days of the year, to interesting properties that are not normally open to the public, or would charge an entrance fee.

Attractions include:-
• The Clock Tower in Market Place.
• The Cathedral’s 11th century Norman bell-tower.
• Kingsbury Barn.
• The St Albans Signal box.

There are also many guided walks including for the first time a walk focusing on the life of Samuel Ryder, a walk around Redbourn, a walk with the Civic Society linked to the Council’s City Vision, a heritage tree walk, tours in the old cells of the Town Hall, as well as a host of guided historical walks from the City of St Albans Tour Guides.

For further information about what is included in the St Albans District Council programme, pick up a leaflet or ring the Tourist and Information Centre on 01727 864511. Alternatively send an e-mail to: tic@stalbans.gov.uk or visit www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/tourism-and-travel.

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