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Tower Tours Reopen at Lichfield Cathedral

Following an extensive fundraising and restoration project, Lichfield Cathedral has just made tickets available for its relaunched Tower Tours opening on 22 July 2024.

For the first time since Storm Desmond damaged the Central Spire in 2018, visitors will be allowed to climb the winding spiral staircases and follow hidden passageways to climb to the top of the central tower, the base of the iconic Central Spire.

Not only will visitors get the best view of Lichfield and the surrounding areas in all directions from the top of the tower, they will be some of the first to experience the newly renovated Tower Room.

Work undertaken by Creative Core, has seen the Tower Room space transformed into an interactive exhibition featuring projections, lighting, tactile objects and soundscapes that allow visitors to explore the heritage and significance of Lichfield Cathedral.

Simon Warburton, Executive Director of Lichfield Cathedral said: “After months of careful restoration of the stone work and the installation of a new exciting visitor experience in the spire chamber, we are finally ready to welcome visitors back. There is no better way to see the city and beyond.”

There will be two types of tour available: Tower Tours Highlight that lasts an hour and go up into the Tower Room and then the top of the tower. Tower Tours Rooftop have the additional access to the Northwest Tower, walkway above the Nave, and the North rooftop for a view of the Close, this tour lasts around one and a half hours. Both tours are led by expert volunteer guides with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Tower Tours Highlight costs £12, Tower Tours Rooftop costs £17. Tower Tours at Lichfield Cathedral are available to book in advance on the website, or on the day at the Visitor Services Desk, subject to availability: www.lichfield-cathedral.org/tower

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