Childrens Tours

Childrens' Tours

Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to time‐travel? Well now you can…sort of. Join the ‘Love History? So Do We!’ group on a journey into the past, where you’ll get to hear from local residents within a historic city. The twist? They lived there a long time ago…a really long time ago! Actors provide the narration for a range of characters, from Romans through to wartime heroes. Using GPS, you’ll be able to explore your favourite city by way of its old buildings and monuments, hearing the sounds of the past through a myriad of sound effects and music as you travel. So what are you waiting for?

The question is…

...Which one will you do first?

Romans to Knights

Roman

Explore sites dating back nearly two thousand years with roman scutarii, saxon queens and norman knights.

Knights to Wardens

Charles-I

Explore sites dating back nearly seven hundred years with medieval monks, kings and wartime wardens.

Tours can be conducted any time, on your own or with a group of friends. All you need is a phone. We collaborate with VoiceMap, an app which uses GPS to track your tour.

Should you wish to visit any of the attractions that you'll pass on route, we advise taking your tour during the daytime.

Click on the link below to purchase a tour, download the content and enjoy the history of a truly stunning city.

ROMAN...
43
75
78
80
SAXON/VIKING...
630
685
907
NORMAN/MEDIEVAL...
1070
1092
1158
1265
1403
EARLY MODERN...
1536-1540
1568
1612
1642-1651
1689
1745
MODERN...
1803-1815
1832
1906
1909
1914-1918
1930-1931
1939-1945
1953

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Roman invasion of Britannia

Deva (Chester) fort built

Luguvalium (Carlisle) fort built

Calunium (Lancaster) fort built

 

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First church on site of Lancaster Priory

Monastery founded in Carlisle by St Cuthbert

Chester re‐fortified as a burh by Aethelflaed

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Chester castle built by William the Conqueror

Carlisle Castle built by William II

Lancaster Castle built by Roger of Poitou

Carlisle receives its first charter

Duchy of Lancaster created by Henry III

Henry ‘Hotspur’ Percy’s rebellion in Chester

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Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries

 Mary Queen of Scots under house arrest in Carlisle Castle

Pendle witches tried at Lancaster Castle

English Civil War

William III brings troops to Chester for Irish campaign

Jacobite rebellion

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Napoleonic Wars

Princess Victoria opens the Grosvenor Bridge in Chester

First cinema opens in Carlisle

Lord Ashton completes “England’s grandest monument”, the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster

First World War

Electric trams replaced by buses in Chester, Lancaster & Carlisle

Second World War

Coronation of Elizabeth II

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