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St Peter's Village Tour

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Heritage and Gardens

Attend our flagship award-winning Village Tour and meet many costumed characters from past centuries along with some surprises on the way!

During the tour, you'll see the flint-built St Peter's Church and find out more about its long history. Hear about conditions in the workhouse, the Newbolts' breakfast concerts for hundreds of fashionable people, the tower used in the Napoleonic wars, famous (and infamous) local residents, and our ancient seat of local government for the area.

Tours are conducted in English for a maximum of 5 groups of 10 visitors, and cover less than a mile of flat walking, but do involve standing for a number of 5-minute presentations. They include a break for tea or coffee (charge of £2) (except for evening, or inclement weather tours). Allow two and a half hours for the tour. Booking essential with suggested £5pp donation. 

During wet weather, tours takes place entirely within the Church. Children are welcome on the tours, but we suggest that ages 10 and above will more fully appreciate the experience.

Access for visitors with disabilities.

Light lunches can be made available after the tour in the Red Lion, opposite the Church, by calling Kim on 01843 600895.

2024 Tours

  • Thursday 9th May at 9.45am
  • Thursday 16th May at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 23rd May at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 30th May at 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 4th June at 9.30am
  • Thursday 6th June at 9.30am
  • Thursday 13th June at 9.30am
  • Thursday 20th June at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 27th June at 9.45am
  • Thursday 4th July at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 11th July at 9.45am
  • Thursday 18th July at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 25th July at 9.45am
  • Thursday 1st August at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 8th August at 9.45am
  • Thursday 15th August at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 22nd August at 9.45am
  • Thursday 29th August at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 5th September at 9.45am
  • Saturday 7th September at 9.45am
  • Thursday 12th September at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 19th September at 1.30pm


St Peter's Church
Hopeville Avenue



CT10 2TR


Coaches welcome
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Guided tours
Pets welcome

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