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UK – Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon Self-Guided City Walk

Stratford-upon-Avon is the home of the great English playwright William Shakespeare. Though first settled in the 7th century, it was officially founded in 1196 when King Richard I granted it a market charter.

The walk will take you past many of the locations where Shakespeare spent his formative years including the house where he was born, the church he was baptised and buried in, where he went to school, and the site where he spent the last part of his life.

But there is more to the town than Shakespeare, so while you are there visit some medieval pubs, quirky museums and a beautiful river.

Walk Distance 3km / 2 miles mostly flat.

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UK – Birmingham

Birmingham Self-Guided City Walk

Birmingham, founded in the 7th century, is the UK’s second-largest city, with a population of 1.2 million.

The city has many surprises in store, with delightful canal-side cafes, wonderful architecture, award-winning sculptures, excellent shopping, and a vibrant city centre.

Birmingham led the 18th-century Industrial Revolution and became known as the City of a Thousand Trades because of the wide variety of companies based here.

Surprisingly, Birmingham has 35 miles of canals compared with 26 in Venice. More cubic metres of water flow through Birmingham’s canals than any other city in the world.

Walk Distance 4.0 km / 2.5 miles, mostly flat.

UK – Oxford

View of Christ College, Oxford

Oxford Self-Guided City Walk

Oxford is an historic university town dating back to the Saxon period. A river crossing for oxen was in place around AD 900 (hence the name Ox-Ford).

The town’s university heritage began in the 12th century when the University of Oxford originated. It is the oldest university in the English speaking world.

There are 38 colleges associated with the university and this path will take you past many of them.

Principal sights include the famous Christ College and cathedral, the botanic garden, impressive museums, and large libraries.

Walk Distance 3.2km / 2.0 miles mostly flat.

UK – Cambridge

Cambridge Self-Guided City Walk

Cambridge Self-Guided City Walk

Cambridge is a city steeped in history, much of which is associated with the world-famous university.

This walk will take you to many of the top sites in Cambridge, including King’s College, the Cam River bridges, and Great St Mary’s Church where you can climb the tower for spectacular views over the city.

A trip to Cambridge is not complete without a punt on the River Cam, so build in time for a cruise during your day.

Walk Distance 3.3km / 2.0 miles mostly flat apart from the climb up the tower of Great St Mary’s Church.

UK – London North Thames

Tower Bridge, London. London North Thames Self-Guided City Walk

London North Thames Self-Guided City Walk

London is one of the great cities of the world with a history going back to Roman times.  There are so many iconic sights to see in London North of the River Thames that a well-planned itinerary will help.

This London North Thames Self-Guided City Walk is one of three highlighting the major attractions of central London. Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and activities of this wonderful city.

Highlights of this walk include The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Covent Garden. Make sure to visit Tower Bridge and the glass floor walkway, quite an experience.

Walk Distance 6.5km / 4.0 miles with only minor rises and falls.

UK – London Southbank

Borough Market, London. London Southbank Self-Guided City Walk

London Southbank Self-Guided City Walk

London is one of the great cities of the world with a history going back to Roman times. There are so many iconic landmarks to see and visit that a well-planned itinerary will help. This London Southbank Self-Guided City Walk is one of three walks highlighting the major attractions of this incredible city.

Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and activities of this wonderful city. The south bank of the River Thames provides a spectacular walk with many famous sights including the London Eye, Millennium Bridge, Borough Market and Tower Bridge. Don’t miss the viewing area of the Tate Modern – access is free, and the views are terrific.

Walk Distance 4 km / 2.5 miles on flat terrain.

UK – London Westminster

Parliament Buildings, London. London Westminster Self-Guided City Walk

London Westminster Self-Guided City Walk

London is one of the great cities of the world with a history going back to Roman times.  There are so many iconic sights to see on this Westminster Self-Guided City Walk that a well-planned itinerary will help.

Highlights of this walk include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and activities of this wonderful city.

Walk Distance 5.7km / 3.5 miles over flat terrain.

This walk is one of three highlighting the major attractions of London City. The others are London North of the Thames, and London Southbank.