Learn about the history of Higham Ferrers with new audio walking tour

An app has been created with three local guides as narrators

By Sam Wildman
Friday, 25th June 2021, 11:39 am
The app's three local narrators.
The app's three local narrators.

Have you ever fancied learning more about the history of Higham Ferrers and its main treasures?

Now you can - all while having a walk.

A new audio walking tour app has been created, with local guides Rev Michelle Dalliston, Paul Needle and Richard Oberman as narrators.

The tour, which lasts about an hour, is available to download on mobile phones by searching for the Higham Ferrers Audio Tour from Google Play or the Apple App Store

The app has been funded by private donations and the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the town charter project between the Higham Ferrers Town Council and the Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership.

The project, alongside the valuable charter conservation work, seeks to raise awareness of the town’s history and the role the charters have played within this.

The tour, which starts and ends in the Market Square, gives a fresh insight and new way for local residents and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the treasures of the town.

It includes information about the history of important town buildings, such as the Bede House and Chantry Chapel, as well as taking walkers to the site former Higham Castle which fell into ruins by the late 15th century.