Worcester Walks
Worcester Walks
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Our team of Green Badge Guides and highly knowledgeable Worcester Walks guides (trained by ourselves), all have a thorough knowledge of the history of Worcester and many years experience. We love our beautiful city and are keen to share our local knowledge with you. We will take you on an entertaining stroll around the medieval streets and the riverside - recounting fascinating tales of famous and infamous characters, who helped create the city we know and love today. Please visit our website for more information or call us to book your guided tour.
Worcester, Worcestershire, England

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2022

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Hollyfan
York, UK80 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife and I were on a short break organised by Rail Discoveries of which a tour with Worcester Walks formed a part. As we were new to the area we wanted to find out as much as we could about the town. We had already done some exploring since our arrival so we had got our bearings but it was really useful to be told the history of the the buildings and streets to help us appreciate them.

Our guide was Marguerite Collins, although two other guides were also involved because our party could have exceeded 40 had all taken part. By the time we set off, each group was no more than ten which made for a much more personalised presentation and also made it easier to ask questions.

if you are new to the town, and have a couple of hours to spare, I would certainly recommend using this service. Thank you to all involved.
Written June 25, 2022
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Thank you so much for leaving us a positive review and we hope that all of your party enjoyed their tour. We find that splitting large groups into smaller segments works really well and gives all guests the chance to ask their questions - whatever they may be!
Written June 28, 2022
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djsaew2015
Rye7 contributions
Aug 2021
Our guide (Sandy Cale) made our guided walk around Worcester one of the best that we have ever been on - if not THE best.
Her local knowledge and passion for history bring the city to life and I cannot recommend using Worcester Walks highly enough.
If you're looking for a jokey, superficial walk around the city you'll need to go elsewhere but if you want to know about Worcester's place in history, this is the walk.
Written November 8, 2021
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Thank you for this excellent review. It's wonderful to be considered (practically) THE best guided walk around Worcester! Sandy was thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and you are spot on - our walks are historically accurate as well as being entertaining.
Written November 29, 2021
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RK
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Jun 2021
I'm sure that all Worcester Walks' tour guides are excellent, but we felt we were particularly lucky to have landed with Sandy Cale. My partner and I had booked a tour of the city (with special interest in Elgar's links) and having Sandy's company for a couple of hours was just joyful: tremendous fun but also richly educative. We visited the nooks and crannies we wouldn't have found without a guide; and learned so much of the city's exciting history from someone who still seemed excited in the re-telling of it. We can't recommend Worcester Walks highly enough for a wonderful afternoon's mixture of learning and entertainment.
Written June 8, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review - it's much appreciated and Sandy is of course delighted to know that you enjoyed her tour.
Written June 13, 2021
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Doo4
United Kingdom9 contributions
Jul 2022
We had a lovely informative walk around Worcester with Marguerite Collins our very knowledgeable guide.

We heard all about the important part Worcester played in the Civil War and we discovered lots of interesting facts and buildings. This meant that we could go onto to enjoy our short break in Worcester, and see everything that we were interested in
Written July 21, 2022
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Thank you for taking time to leave your review, and such a positive one. Marguerite was very happy to know you enjoyed the walk and discovered lots of things that were helpful for the rest of your stay. "History Comes to Life" is what we are aiming for!
Written July 23, 2022
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Sarah
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Jun 2022 • Family
Just completed a guided walk around Worcester with Marguerite Collins who was excellent at her knowledge and explanation of the history and remarkable stories of old Worcester. Would highly recommend adding this tour to your day. The tour is 2hrs but we asked for 1.5hrs as there was just our family on the tour today, so she was happy to accommodate this.
Written June 26, 2022
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Many thanks for such a glowing review. Marguerite is delighted that you enjoyed her tour, and hopes that you now see Worcester in a new light - so many fascinating tales to be told!
Written June 28, 2022
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Peter Hardy
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Marguerite was an enthusiastic, entertaining and witty guide who brought the history of Worcester to life. The two hour wizzed by and she told us so much that we were amazed that all these things had happened in such a small part of the the city. It was great fun and congratulations to Worcester City Visitor Centre for organising the tours.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for your great review. As always, we are delighted to know how much people have enjoyed their tour. Worcester is indeed a city rich in fascinating history!
Written June 27, 2021
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Kim K
Manchester, UK10 contributions
Oct 2021
I have been to Worcester a few times but I have now seen a second city that I was previously unaware of. It was 2 weeks ago when Sandy showed me this second city and it would be easy to forget to review it after this time but this was too good an experience not to sing about it. I turned up at the Guildhall on my own mid week in October and even so she was still prepared to show me her city. That is commitment. We were in and out of buildings that I had not visited before seeing things that I would have missed even had I gone in alone. The architecture, the history, the anecdotes. The national importance of Worcester and its people, all is revealed. I continued with the inspiration after the tour, walking past Lea and Perrins factory out of the centre. (No factory tours available) and to the final Civil War battlefield. I will be back and bring more people with me to gain this valuable experience. Thank you.
Written November 3, 2021
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Hi Kim - thank you so much for your heartfelt review. Sandy is thrilled that you found the tour so interesting and memorable. All of our guides will do their tour, no matter how few people turn up, because they have such enthusiam about sharing the fascinating history of Worcester - and seeing how people are amazed by the little known facts.
Written November 6, 2021
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,067 contributions
Aug 2020
We pre-booked our town walk a few days in advance; at the time we were the only people booked. When we turned up we were still the only two on the walk, so had a fabulous two hour personal tour round Worcester with the lovely and very knowledgeable Marguerite who brought to life Worcester's Tudor, Georgian and more recent past.
One of us had done the tour a year or so ago when it was possible to safely enter buildings. On this tour Marguerite showed us round completely different areas from the first tour, all outside due to Covid-19, pointing out and explaining so many things that we would have walked past without noticing.
A great morning, enjoyable, educational, great fun. Thank you Marguerite - you were great!
Written August 12, 2020
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Hi Wendy and David, we're delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Marguerite! Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review.
Written August 24, 2020
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Cruiser779773
11 contributions
Sep 2021
This was our second visit to the area this year. We went to Worcester twice - once for a day at the races which is highly recommended - parking by the course was very cheap for 24 hours! Second time we went to the cathedral which is well worth a visit, NT house and browsed round the shops.
We particularly liked the fact that there are so many independent retailers and coffee shops which made the whole retail experience even more pleasant. The lady in the Tourist Information Centre was very helpful indeed.
Written September 20, 2021
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It seems that your review is about Worcester attactions in general (and nice to see you feel so positively about the city). However it isn't specific about Worcester WALKS - the guided, historical walks of the city. Perhaps if you come back for a third time, you could join a Worcester Walks guided tour (only around 2 hours) and you would be amazed and entertained by the fascinating historical facts that make this city what it is today.
Written September 26, 2021
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Patricia W
2 contributions
Sep 2022
A wonderful and very informative guided tour of Worcester by Anne. A warm welcome and a tour packed with information about the history and the many famous people of Worcester. Anne made it very interesting with her humour and her love of historical facts. Thank you.
Written September 14, 2022
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Thank you! Lovely to hear such positive feedback about your guided tour with Anne, and she's delighted that her love of historical facts was so apparent. An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide makes for a very interesting walk.
Written September 27, 2022
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