Aylsham is a fascinating town full of history. It is thought to have been founded around 500 AD by an Anglo Saxon thegn called Aegel,and the town is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The historic market place hasn't dramatically changed for many years and there are many beautiful buildings to enjoy. From Workhouses to wherries, Railways to Repton - there's so much to explore. Are you enjoying a holiday in or near Aylsham? Want to find out more about the history of this fascinating town? Why not book a bespoke guided illustrated walk which you can enjoy with your family or group? Our guide will use archive photos to help you to imagine what life was like in Aylsham and to see how the town has changed.
What our visitors say ...
David and I had a very interesting guided walk with Jayne this morning. Lots of facts to digest about the history of the town which we wouldn’t have discovered on our own. Thanks so much Jayne and keep up the good work. We didn’t manage to see the inside of the Heritage centre as it was too busy but we’ll have to come back another day for our next fix of Aylsham.
My family had a really great time on the heritage tour of Aylsham focusing mainly on Hungate Street, the Market Place and Red Lion Street (with other points of interest pointed out along the way). Jayne gave an informed, relaxed and very entertaining history of Aylsham along with a collection of old photos to illustrate the talk and I learned so much, even though I grew up here. It’s also great value for money. What a great resource the Heritage Centre (and Jayne) is and we will definitely be coming on another tour when we return. Many thanks.
There are four walks to choose from but we can also create a walk to suit your interests.
Walk 1 Market Place and Red Lion Street - less than a mile Approx 45 mins £5 per person (under 6 free)
Walk 2 Market Place, Hungate Street and Red Lion Street Approx 1 mile Approx 60 mins £6 per person (under 6 free)
Walk 3 Market Place, Red Lion Street, Railways and wherries 1.6 miles Approx 90mins £7 per person (under 6 free)
Walk 4 Market Place, Hungate Street Railway and workhouse walk 1.8 miles Approx 90 - 120mins £8 per person (under 6 free)
How to Book
In order for us to find a mutually convenient time for your walk, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a time. Sometimes we may want to combine groups for the walks - (up to a limit of 6 people from different groups). Please let us know if you would rather keep your walk exclusively for your family/group. Our preferred times are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday daytimes, although we will do our best to organise other times if required. Once the time has been arranged we will send you a payment link to confirm your booking.