Type of Walk: City Heritage

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/City-Heritage/

Category:City Heritage
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The Category City Heritage is a subset of Heritage and History. Click HERE to find a List of the Titles of all of the City Heritage Entities which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.aagm.co.uk/Heritage/Heritage-Trails.aspx

Overview

'The trails explore Aberdeen's cultural and natural heritage, improve access to the countryside, the urban area and promote walking for health.' ALERT The Link used here has had to be changed.

www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/armagh-city-walking-tour/

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Armagh is the oldest City in Ireland, and with that comes a lot of history, myth and legend. Armagh City was effectively established by Saint Patrick back in 445AD, this event was to have a profound effect on the City's future development.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bath-skyline

Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Explore the Bath Skyline along six miles of way-marked footpaths.'

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National Trust

www.oldmarketquarter.co.uk/heritage-trail/

Category:Bristol
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Bristol's Old Market Quarter is a unique area of the city. It is rich in heritage, but what makes it so special is that although the community has changed over the centuries, the area has kept its history and character intact. The purpose of this walking trail is to provide an introduction to Old Market and to encourage visitors to discover its past and to enjoy what this fascinating area has to offer in the present ...'

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Old Market Quarter - The Independent and Bohemian Quarter of Bristol

chester.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2336/1/Heritage_Trails_in_Chester...

Overview

'Chester has a number of fascinating walks and tours.  Here are some self guided trails which help explain the city's heritage ...'

www.fancyfreewalks.org/GLondon.html

Category:City of London
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'The City is an extraordinary beehive of construction, with tall buildings shooting up skywards at dizzying speed. The varied architecture of these buildings deserves intense admiration, as with a super-scale array of modern art. The surrounding plazas and walkways are also surprisingly traffic-free and a delight to traverse ...'

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Fancy Free Walks

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/walks/Pages/self-g...

Category:City of London
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'One trail, hundreds of stories: from world-famous icons to hidden gems, see more of what the City has to offer.'

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City of London Corporation

www.curiousabout.co.uk/canterbury.html

Category:Canterbury
Overview

'Canterbury is probably best known for its cathedral, home to the principal leader of the Church of England, and an ever-present reminder on the horizon. However, there's plenty more to see and explore - a ruined castle, a large and vibrant park with historic connections, city walls and ancient city gates, a Butter Market - a place where bulls were tethered and baited by butchers and their dogs - and home to Chaucer's Canterbury tales ...'

Two Self-Guided Walks to purchase online.

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Curious About ... ?

www.curiousabout.co.uk/hereford.html

Category:Hereford
Overview

'Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts ...'

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Curious About ... ?

www.curiousabout.co.uk/hull.html

Overview

'Kingston Upon Hull, or Hull as it is usually called, is a revelation for those that don't know it. UK City of Culture in 2017 it simply bursts with a variety of flavours ...'

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Curious About ... ?.

www.curiousabout.co.uk/southampton.html

Category:Southampton
Overview

'Southampton is one of Britain's famous maritime cities, a major departure point for ocean-going liners, as well as the many ferries which scurry to and from its port. But Southampton is more than that ... Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.'

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Curious About ... ?

www.discovernorthernireland.com/about-northern-ireland/destinations/wa...

Overview

'We're on the Trail ... to discover the rich natural and built heritage of a city and its hinterland that is unrivalled in Ireland. Trace the story of this vibrant Walled City and see the ever changing skyline of a city constant in the warmth of its welcome.' Alert Have now developed several 'heritage trails' within Derry.

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Discover Northern Ireland

www.culture24.org.uk/places-to-go/london/tra46697

Overview

'The Discover London Trails are "Insider Guides" that take Londoners and visitors to new places all over the capital. Pursue a special interest or explore one of London's villages. It's all there for you to enjoy. At the heart of each trail are London's smaller museums and galleries – there are over 100 in all, and these trails take you to more than half of those.'

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Culture24

www.dundeewomenstrail.org.uk

Category:City of Dundee
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Celebrates just a few amazing women whose lives touched this city. Join us as we take a walk in some great women's shoes ...'

ewh.org.uk/explore/

Overview

'Follow our walking trails of the World Heritage Site and discover the hidden gems of the Old and New Towns.'

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Edinburgh World Heritage

www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19039

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'Glasgow's Built Heritage is diverse and following heritage trails is a great way to explore it ...' Note that the Link provided here is different from the one originally used, which seems to have disappeared. I hope the new one is persistent - but I fear it may not be ! (Try 'Parks & Leisure' - or similar - on the main Glasgow City Site if there are further problems.)

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Glasgow City Council

peoplemakeglasgow.com/discover/historic-glasgow

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'Heritage Trails exist throughout Glasgow. They are a great way of exploring the city, and finding out a little more about some of the sites and monuments along the way. These walks are also a great form of exercise.'

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Glasgow City Council

www.gloucestercivictrust.org

Category:Gloucester
Overview

'We aim to present interesting and educational content on Gloucester's heritage and history. Make the most of your visit to Gloucester with a Guided Walk or read an essay or historic leaflet ... .Self Guided Walks are available from St Michael's Tower and Gloucester Tourist Information Centre'

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Gloucester Civic Trust

englishstone.org.uk/Publications.html

Category:Hereford
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'A town trail for the City of Hereford which describes buildings from Mediaeval to fairly modern times including the glorious Cathedral.'

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Joe McCall English Stone Forum

www.historyofyork.org.uk/trails

Category:York
Overview

'Download a trail, print off your map and plug in your headphones ...'

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'A partnership, led by York Museums Trust, supported by Yorkshire Forward and City of York Council and involving lots of other organisations.'

visithull.org.uk

Overview

'The Hull Heritage Walk Audio and Printable Guide takes you on a fascinating journey through the city’s history and architecture.'

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Dave Todd & Eric Twigger

www.explore-inverness.com/what-to-do/outdoors/inverness-historic-trail...

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

Locations and brief descriptions of about two dozen heritage sites around and about Inverness. However the original Link has disappeared so I have replaced it with one from Explore Inverness.

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/bath

Overview

'In the early days many rich Sephardic Jews came to take the waters for their health and to effect easy introductions amongst high society in the social mix and informality of Bath that they could not obtain at home. Jewish visitors came from as early as 1730 and lodged for periods in Bath ... It is interesting to note that the pattern of settlement was very similar to that other spa town of Richmond in Surrey, in both period and type. Early Jews in both places were rich Sephardim who came with both health and social agendas to fulfill.'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/bradford/

Category:Bradford
Overview

'Bradford has a proud history. It was the wool capital of the world (a trade which originated in Yorkshire in the 14th century, based on the Cistercians and their superior woolly sheep), and part of the cradle of the Industrial revolution - a city full of "Yorkshire grit". These are some of the titles that apply to Bradford. However, at first glance the Jewish connection to Bradford seems a strange one ...'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/canterbury

Category:Canterbury
Overview

'There is a rich Jewish history to be discovered in Canterbury both from the medieval and modern period. The sites of the medieval Jews are readily traceable and there are strong historical associations with more modern buildings such as the County Hotel ...'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/hull

Overview

'The history of Hull as a Jewish centre and transmigration port for Jews is a very important and intersting one. This tour of Jewish Hull has been researched and written by the Hull Jewish Archive Committee over the last two years and was launched as an attractive guide and map. We are very pleased that the Committee has kindly agreed to additionally place their trail on the JTrails web-site for personal enjoyment and research.'

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Hull Jewish Archive Committee | National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/leeds

Category:Leeds
Overview

'Leeds Historian, Murray Freedman, has written a history and trail of Jewish Leeds, and details its history from small beginnings in the early 19th century, to its height as one of the leading Anglo-Jewish communities. While Leeds has declined from its pre-War importance, it is still a leading Jewish center in England out-side of London and Manchester.'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/oxford

Category:Oxford
Overview

'Home to some of the most celebrated scholars and academics of all time, since the days of the Domesday Book, Jews have made a vital contribution to both Oxford the university and Oxford the town.'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/the-city-of-london

Category:City of London
Overview

'London has always been the center of Jewish life in this country and is the oldest place of Jewish settlement in England ... '

www.visitlichfield.co.uk/trails

Category:Lichfield
Overview

'Although one of the smallest cathedral cities in England, Lichfield has a rich and varied past. This self-guided tour will help you to discover some of Lichfield's heritage through the stories of its people and buildings.'

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Visit Lichfield

www.worldheritagesite.org/list/Liverpool

Category:Liverpool
Overview

'Several fascinating heritage trails around Liverpool have been, and will be, created to help guide visitors around the city whilst looking at specific subjects.' Unfortunately - at the time of Review - the Site originally cited here could not be raised; so I have replaced the Link.

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World Heritage Site

www.londontoolkit.com/walks/london_walks.htm

Overview

'These walks are designed as an aid to exploring Central London independently. We believe the best way of seeing London is on foot, supplemented by the use of public transport where prudent ... '

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The London Toolkit

www.walklondon.com

Category:Westminster
Overview

'Walk London's self-guided walking tours pass the very best of London's world famous and historic attractions ensuring you make the most of your visit to London.'

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WalkLondon

www.newmanchesterwalks.com

Category:Manchester
Overview

'For the most entertaining and best informed Manchester guided tours, join New Manchester Walks, Manchester's leading walks and talks outfit, bringing the 21st century city alive. We provide an unrivalled and unmatchable programme of historical trips and tours in and around Manchester – from the Gothic glories and cotton palaces of central Manchester to the gleaming new dock side towers of Salford Quays; from the coal face of industrial Eastlands to the winding alleyways of Knutsford in leafy Cheshire.'

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New Manchester Walks

See also

Guided Walks and Tours of Manchester [Visit Manchester]

www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/libraries-culture/history-and-heritage/l...

Overview

'We have produced several leaflets that will help you enjoy the heritage of Newcastle: Explore Heritage: Newcastle Gateshead; Explore Heritage: The Victoria Tunnel; Explore Heritage: Old Newcastle; Explore Heritage: Blackfriars.'

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Newcastle City Council

www.oxfordcityguide.com/ee2/index.php?/TouristInfo/Itineraries/

Category:Oxford
Overview

'These pages describe three walks around Oxford. Each walk explores different aspects of the history and architecture of both the city and the university.'

Unfortunately, the original Link for this Entry seems to have disappeared; so I am pointing you to an alternative ...

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Oxford City Guide.com

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/greater-manchester-a...

Category:Salford
Distance (miles)55
Overview

‘Explore the heritage, countryside and rural areas of Salford with a series of ten walks. The Salford Trail is a long distance walk of about 50 miles/80 kilometres and entirely within the boundaries of the City of Salford. It was officially opened by Ramblers President, Stuart Maconie on the 30 May 2017.‘

www.stirlingheritagetrails.co.uk

Category:Stirling
Overview

'A series of walks produced in partnership with Stirling's communities to help you explore the rich and varied heritage of this wonderful city ... Each community has an individual leaflet with more information and more places to explore; you can download ...' The Trails were produced in 2014 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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Xplore Stirling

www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/12582/Heritage-trails-

Category:Sunderland
Overview

'Sunderland is steeped in history with many hidden treasures to discover. The historic and natural environment can have a positive effect on both mental and physical wellbeing. Why not give yourself a boost, get outside, get active and reconnect with history and nature with Sunderland City Council's heritage walks?'

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Sunderland City Council

blackcountryhistory.org/map-trails/

Category:Wolverhampton
Overview

'Click on an image ... to see one of our City Trails with old photos pinned to an interactive map and take a trip down memory lane! Once the map opens, click and drag with your mouse to move around the map, double click on the map to zoom in.'

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Black Country History

www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/visiting/walking-trails

Category:Wolverhampton
Overview

'Explore Wolverhampton's past with 2 different walking trails that guide you around city centre landmarks and the 21 Lock canal network ... Enjoy the heritage of the city and improve your health at the same time!'

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Wolverhampton City Council

www.yorkwalls.org.uk/?page_id=3690

Category:York
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'A complete on-line guide to walking the Walls with maps, pictures and organised text.'

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The Friends of York Walls

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