Town tours

Find out more about the history of the town

Our group manages Higham Ferrers Town Tours, a service that has been provided by volunteers from the community for more than 35 years.

When are the tours available?

We recommend touring the town on a summer afternoon or evening to see the town at its best.

Town tours are available to:

    • individuals
    • small groups
    • organisations
    • schools.

Tours are aimed at letting more people know about the history and delights of Higham Ferrers.

Where do the tours go?

The tours focus on telling the story of Higham – its personalities and eccentricities – and cover:

    • Roman and Saxon Higham
    • Mediaeval Higham.

You will visit the:

    • Chichele College
    • the site of the castle
    • dovecote
    • St. Mary's Church, Chantry Chapel and Bede House (Grade 1 listed buildings)
    • Market Square
    • Washington connections.

Teas and refreshments can be provided after the tour, if required.

See the Higham Ferrers Heritage Trail leaflet below for more information.

Bede House

Heritage-Trail.pdf