Over the Easter weekend we had friends staying over and we were looking for places to take them locally.
We had all lived in South Africa when our children were small and there was a lot of catching up to do.
With the beautiful weather that was promised I started looking for places to take them and came across the Hidden Heights tour that started this weekend at Lichfield Cathedral.
We chose the 11am tour and following a friendly greeting from our guide we were led to the steps to start our ascent following a short health and safety briefing.
There are only 90 steps (trust me when you have climbed The Monument in London with 311 steps, this was easy!) In good condition considering the stories they hold.
This brought you to the roof space above the Nave where you gaze in wonder at how they managed to build this magnificent building with just a few hand tools.
We were then led out onto a small walkway looking out across to Chapters the cafe in The Close, where all proceeds go to the upkeep of the Cathedral. With fabulous views across St Mary's to St Michael's.
Then we returned inside to make our way to the opposite side of the Cathedral where once again we were led outside to have the beautiful outlook of The Palace at Lichfield Cathedral School and also the Dean's palace, which ironically he was just returning to and gave us a little wave!
The tour took just 60 minutes and we then took the time to show them around the inside of the Cathedral before going to Chapters for a well earned cup of tea.
We then made our way through Beacon Park on the way home, it was fantastic to see it so packed with families enjoying the facilities, including the giant swan ride and the pedal boats, the queue for the softy ice cream cones and everyone enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors!
Our friends loved it and we were rather proud to show them around our beautiful City.
The tours are running from now, until the end of the summer, booking essential.
Check out the date and times right here. Book online or by phone on 01543 401043.
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