SEP 00] HERITAGE OPEN DAYS NEWS
Roll Up For The Medieval Magical Mystery Tour
who want to look around Coventry’s medieval town walls during the
Heritage Open Day weekend should sign up now for a free tour.
will be four tours around the routes of the walls at 11am and 2pm on
16 and 17 September.
historian Joe Davies will be taking the groups around and pointing out
the interesting features.
walk, which will take around 90 minutes, will start from Swanswell
Gate, opposite the old fire station.
will take in all the surviving stretches of the wall between Lady
Herbert’s Garden and Shelton Square.
is free but by ticket only from Coventry’s Tourist Information
Centre in Bayley Lane.
walls, which covered 2.5 miles, were built with red sandstone and had
12 gates. They were started in 1355 and took nearly 150 years to
city was one of the best-defended in the country and developed a
reputation for defying monarchs until Charles II tore them down in the
Davies, who has lectured on the history of the wall, said:
is more left of it than people think. I think those who come on
these walks will be surprised.
walking it, you can tell where it went and estimate quite accurately
the size of the medieval city.”