Monthly guided tours of historic Waltham Abbey

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Discover Historic Waltham Abbey

Guided tour on Saturday 18th May 2024

(Other Saturday guided tours in 2024 are: 15th June,  20th July,  17th August,  21st September,  19th October).

Taking place every third Saturday of the month between April and September, starting from the Tourist Information Centre in Highbridge Street at 11.00am, and lasting for around an hour. 

This tour will last up to 90 minutes.

£5 per person including a visitor pack and refreshments on arrival.  Children 8 to 16 years £2, under 8 free.
Pre-booking welcomed but not necessary - contact the Tourism Information Centre on 01992 660336 or email tic@walthamabbey-tc.gov.uk

The friendly guides are selected for their knowledge on the fasinating history of their local area. Your guide for this tour is Helen Wilson who was trained as a Primary School Teacher and then worked as a local authority officer.  She has been leading walks around Waltham Abbey for five years.

Waltham Abbey - the last resting place of King Harold after his defeat at the Battle of Hastings. History abounds as Waltham Abbey has long played its part on the local, regional, and even international stage. Discover the story of Tovi the Proud who brought the holy cross from Glastonbury to the church at Waltham, later richly endowed by King Harold and later still made into an Augustinian Abbey by Henry II before being dismantled by Henry VIII. Hear about life in the abbey, the muic of Thomas Tallis, Tudor intrigue, gunpowder manufacture and a whole lot more.

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Discover Historic Waltham Abbey

Type:Guided Walk

Tourist Information Centre, 6 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG

Tel: 01992 660336

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