Thursday, 18 October 2012

St Albans Tour Guide Feature

Lynn from the St Albans Tour Guide was our guest on the show today. She came to give us the low down the local walks available in the area. With a town with well over 200 hundred years of history in the current buildings, it's no wonder that the tours are also popular with locals as well as visitors.

City Walks start outside the Old Town Hall in Market Place and take from an hour to an hour and a half. Tickets should preferably be obtained in advance from this website, Tourist Information Centre inside the Old Town Hall, but may also be purchased from the Guide on duty. These include "Amble in the Shambles" which is  a walk around the St Albans Market.

There's also  The Victorian walk which takes visitors from the medieval to the age of steam, the railway, factories and even the pioneering days of cinema. This was the age of massive expansion for the town, including a new prison whose front entrance will be recognisable to all fans of ‘Porridge’. 
The ghost walks are also popular in the winter time and with Halloween on the horizon there are extra walks in place for fans of the macabre. Expect spine tingling and woeful tales. This tour isn't suitable for children and tickets will need to be booked in advance!  

You can buy and collect tickets at the Tourist Information Office  at the Town Hall in the Market Place. 

For more information ring:  01727 864511  or check out the St Albans Tour Guides website:

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