Worcester played an important part during World War Two. Being a bridging point, Worcester was to be defended to protect the back door into the Industrial areas of Birmingham and the Black Country.
See how Worcester played its part in the defence of Britain; hear about our visiting evacuees and who was the important person that was to stay in the area?
Date of scheduled tour: None at present, but this tour can be booked upon request at a time to suit you and subject to guide availability.
Meeting Place: Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY
Length of Tour: 90 minutes
Suitable for: All ages and abilities
Available: All year round, at a time to suit you and subject to guide availability.
Minimum Number: 1
Maximum Number: 50
Cost: £7.50 per person. Group rates are available upon request.
Please note our telephone number (07949 222137) to alert us if you are running late for a tour. If you are late then we reserve the right to shorten your tour. This can be necessary as the guide may have a later tour to take and is unable to wait on for you. If you have not appeared 10 minutes after the due start of your tour and you have not contacted us, the guide is authorised to leave without you.
I saw the reviews on TA and resolved to take this tour.
When I looked on their website I saw that the usual start time was 6 pm from the Guildhall.
That is not a time I would choose to embark on a 90-120 minute walking tour.
I sent them an e-mail explaining that I would love to do the tour and gave them the dates of my visit to Worcester and asked whether alternative tour times were possible.
They replied promptly and give me a whole list of alternative times on the dates of my visit. So I chose a 1030 am start. I was advised that the cost of the tour was £5 pp and was payable to the guide on the day.
We arrived at the Guildhall at the allotted time and were greeted by our guide Paul.
It transpired that there were no others on that tour and it was therefore a private tour for just myself and my wife. It doesn't get any better than that
It was brilliant. Paul was a superb guide. So knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
The receptionist in our hotel, when told that we were taking the tour, said that every guest who had taken the tour said how good it was and that she would like to take it herself.
At the conclusion of a fascinating 90 minute meander through the incredible history of Worcester, Paul said that the price was £10. A 90 minute private guided tour with an incredibly knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic guide for £5 each!!! Needless to say I paid him considerably more than £10 - but he was clearly happy to have been paid just that amount.
Highly recommended - you truly must do this. Thank You Paul