Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Tamworth Area Tour (A Coach Trip in Tamworth)

"Tamworth Area Tour" is one of the very popular Coach Trips devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These excursions are a most enjoyable way of picking up some Local History.

This tour is one of the series of morning trips, enjoyed by all but especially appreciated by those who would rather not be out all day.

The coach leaves St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester at 9.30am, and is due back approximately 2pm.

The format for these morning trips is that passengers stay on the coach for most of the time, while Colin gives his inimitable commentary bringing to life the interesting places encountered on the route, but about halfway round a stop is made, where refreshments can be bought.

This particular tour is around the area centred on the ancient town of Tamworth in Staffordshire.

Tamworth was the capital of the powerful Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia, and the famous King Offa had a Palace in the town. The Norman castle stands where Ethelfleda, duaghter of King Alfred, won an important battle against the Danish forces.

The town is also famous for its M. P. Robert Peel, originator of the police force, for the breed of pig known as the Tamworth and for production of the Reliant Robin.

The stop on this occasion is in Tamworth, where there are plenty of restaurants and tea shops.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Tamworth Area Tour' costs £12.00 per person, or £12.00 if paying in advance. The coach trip begins at St. Margarets Bus Station, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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