Beacon Park launches free audio tour

Visitors to Beacon Park can now download a free audio tour to find out fascinating facts when visiting this Lichfield Historic Park.

Lichfield District Council is proud to launch a new historical audio tour of Beacon Park.

Narrated by Sue Baird, a former Visit Lichfield tour guide, the self-guided audio tour includes insights on how Beacon Park was established.

It also includes information about the park’s historical monuments, including Martyrs’ Plaque, Law’s Fountain and the statues of Captain Smith, King Edward VII and Erasmus Darwin.

The tour takes up to one-hour, although tour goers can decide how much of it they want to do as it is split into downloadable chapters.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure & Parks, said:

“The audio tour is a fantastic way for visitors to find out more about Beacon Park’s long history, from what the land was used for in the past right up to the present day.

“Many thanks to Sue for volunteering her time, and a special thank you to Eric Harding and to Lichfield Cathedral for their help.

“I hope plenty of people will enjoy learning about our beautiful park’s history and for the little ones, don’t forget we also have the Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trail, which is great fun and a perfect activity for half term.”

Access Beacon Park’s audio tour map and sound files, which can be listened to online using a mobile device, such as a smartphone.

The audio tour maps are also available to buy for £1 from the Ranger Station in Beacon Park where you can also pick up a Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trail for 50p.

“And, if you enjoy following Beacon Park’s audio tour, why not book a Visit Lichfield guided tour where you’ll be led by an expert guide round the city centre to find out about Lichfield’s heritage? Filled with intrigue, battles, brilliant brains and much more, the tours make Lichfield’s history come alive,” added Councillor Eadie.

Find out more about Visit Lichfield’s guided tours or call 01543 308924.