FREE Heritage Trail Tour
Join our FREE guided HERITAGE TRAIL TOUR taking you on a fascinating walk through the story of this ancient town.
Starting every Thursday outside the Heritage Centre at 11am, and ending at Library Square, the tour lasts approximately one hour and covers the main aspects of Barnstaple’s history. There is no need to book and the tours will run from the beginning of April throughout the summer until the end of October.
Historic Buildings Tour
If you would like a more comprehensive town tour which includes access to The Heritage Centre, and The Guildhall, book our
HISTORIC BUILDINGS TOUR
This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Please book at the Heritage Centre (01271 373003).
Prices are:- Adults, up to 10 in group, £6.50 each, or up to 30 in group, £5.50 each. Schools and Youth Groups, up to 10 in group, £3.00 each, or up to 30 in group, £2.50 each.
Price includes admission to the Guildhall and the Heritage Centre Journey Through Time exhibition.
Heritage Trail Book.
The new Barnstaple Heritage Trail was launched in 2009 as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Albert Clock Project.
The book is on sale from Barnstaple Heritage Centre, or from our online shop, priced at £3.50, or view the Barnstaple Heritage Trail on the links below.
Audio Heritage Trail
The Barnstaple Audio Heritage Trail will guide you around some of Barnstaple’s most interesting buildings and monuments. Along the way you will hear many fascinating tales that help to piece together the story of a town that is well over 1000 years old.
The trail will take approximately an hour at an easy pace and there are plenty of places where you can take a rest or get refreshments. If you are walking with children activity books are available here to download, or pop into the Barnstaple Heritage Centre at the start of the trail, where the Activity Books are on sale for 10p each.
The activity books were produced by Barnstaple Town Council as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project centred on the conservation of the Albert Memorial Clock Tower in the Square.
Download the full audio trail (in a zipped folder) onto your computer and transfer it to an MP3 player or phone.
If you can access the internet on your mobile phone why not take the Heritage Trail walk and listen to each track while you are there, by selecting the relevant audio file below*.
11. North Gate
14. Town Station
A map illustrating the audio trail stopping points, can be downloaded as a PDF here.
*Audio Trails do not charge for any of its mobile content, but your mobile network provider may charge a flat-rate to access the internet, or for the specific amount of data consumed. If you are unsure of data costs then please contact your provider for more info.
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