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

Do you want to know more?

For further details about future Higham Ferrers Town Tours, please contact Irene Hawkins on 01933 411191 or email at