You can take a free audio tour of this Midlands park

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A statue of the captain of the Titanic is just one of the things you can find out more about during a free audio tour of a Midlands park.

Visitors to Beacon Park can now download a free audio tour to find out fascinating facts when visiting this Lichfield Historic Park.

Lichfield District Council is proud to launch a new historical audio tour of Beacon Park.

Narrated by Sue Baird, a former Visit Lichfield tour guide, the self-guided audio tour includes insights on how Beacon Park was established.

A statue of the captain of the Titanic.

Commander Smith, Captain of the Titanic.

It also includes information about the park’s historical monuments including Martyrs’ Plaque, Law’s Fountain and the statues of Captain Smith, King Edward VII and Erasmus Darwin.

The tour takes up to one-hour, although tour-goers can decide how much of it they want to do as it is split into downloadable chapters.

Chancellor Law's Fountain, Beacon Park, Lichfield.

Chancellor Law’s Fountain, Beacon Park, Lichfield.

Councillor Iain Eadie, cabinet member responsible for leisure and parks, said: “The audio tour is a fantastic way for visitors to find out more about Beacon Park’s long history, from what the land was used for in the past right up to the present day.

“Many thanks to Sue for volunteering her time, and a special thank you to Eric Harding and to Lichfield Cathedral for their help.

Erasmus Darwin, Beacon Park.

Erasmus Darwin, Beacon Park.

“I hope plenty of people will enjoy learning about our beautiful park’s history and for the little ones, don’t forget we also have the Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trail, which is great fun and a perfect activity for half term.”

To access Beacon Park’s audio tour map and the sound files, which can be listened to online using a mobile device, go to

The audio tour maps are also available to buy for £1 from the Ranger Station in Beacon Park where you can also pick up a Swinfen Broun brass rubbing trail for 50p.


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