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On the Origins of Charles Darwin: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Shrewsbury

2.8 (11)
Shrewsbury, GB
2.8 (11)
Shrewsbury, GB
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Experience the origins of Charles Darwin on this captivating self-guided audio tour of Shrewsbury. Immerse yourself in the history and inspiration that shaped one of the greatest minds of our time. Wander through the charming streets and discover the places that influenced Darwin's groundbreaking theory of evolution. Marvel at the historic significance of Shakespearean characters, hear fascinating insights from a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, and take your time exploring at your own pace. With unlimited use before and after your booking date, as well as a virtual tour option, you have complete flexibility. Simply download the VoiceMap app, enter your unique code, and let the automatic GPS playback guide you along the route. This is your chance to step into Darwin's world and uncover the secrets that changed science forever.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Self-guided audio tour of Shrewsbury Castle
  • Learn about Darwin's connection to the town
  • Pass by the Shrewsbury Library where Darwin attended school
  • Pass by St Mary's Church where Darwin worshipped as a boy
  • Explore the streets of Dogpole and Wyle Cop with their unique histories
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • The VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

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Introduction

On the Origins of Charles Darwin: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Shrewsbury is a unique and immersive experience that takes you on a journey through the life and influences of renowned evolutionist Charles Darwin. This self-guided walking tour allows you to explore the historic town of Shrewsbury at your own pace, as you uncover the places that shaped Darwin's thoughts and ideas.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to delve deep into the fascinating world of Charles Darwin. With the help of the VoiceMap app, you'll enjoy a seamless audio guide that provides detailed information and insights about each location. The tour spans approximately 120 to 150 minutes, giving you ample time to absorb the rich history and heritage of Shrewsbury.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for curious travelers and history enthusiasts who are intrigued by the life and work of Charles Darwin. Whether you're a fan of his revolutionary theories or simply eager to explore Shrewsbury's charming streets, this tour caters to all. With the flexibility of a self-guided experience, you can embark on this tour alone, with friends, or even with family members of all ages.

Why book this?

By booking this self-guided audio tour, you'll unlock a captivating and educational adventure. Immerse yourself in the footsteps of Darwin as you visit sites like Shrewsbury Castle, St Mary's Church, and the Lion Inn Hotel. With complete control over your timing, you can pause, restart, or explore stops along the way as you wish. The tour offers convenience, flexibility, and a chance to learn about the history and impact of one of the greatest scientific minds in the world.

Good to know

Before your tour, make sure to install the VoiceMap app on your mobile device and use the unique code provided with your booking ticket. This ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience. The tour is approximately two hours long, but you can take your time and savor each location. Keep in mind that VoiceMap provides automatic GPS playback, turn-by-turn directions, and can even be used offline. So, you can explore with confidence and without worrying about connectivity.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on this self-guided audio tour rave about the immersive experience and the wealth of knowledge they gained about Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury. Many highlight the convenience of the VoiceMap app and how it seamlessly guides them from one point of interest to another. Visitors praise the high-quality storytelling and the engaging narration that brings the history of Shrewsbury and Darwin to life. Overall, the tour has received glowing reviews for its educational value, flexibility, and immersive nature.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Shrewsbury Castle

(Pass by)

This self-guided audio tour starts in front of Shrewsbury Castle. You'll hear about the castle, Darwin's connection to the town and how the tour works using the VoiceMap app before you get going.

Shrewsbury Library

(Pass by)

The tour passes by the Shrewsbury Library, once the Shrewsbury School which was attended by Darwin, the Conservative politician Michael Heseltine, and Monty Python actor, author and travel documentary maker Michael Palin

St. Mary's Church

(Pass by)

The tour passes by St Mary's Church where Darwin worshipped as a boy.

The Lion Hotel

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Lion Inn Hotel, where Darwin embarked on his five-year-long journey around the world that helped him form his theory of evolution.

Henry Tudor Inn

(Pass by)

The tour passes by several Tudor-style houses.

Shrewsbury Abbey

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Shrewsbury Abbey. You'll hear how the abbey is the setting for The Cadfael Chronicles, a thriller series by Ellis Peter.

Saint Alkmunds Church

(Pass by)

The tour passes by Saint Alkmunds Church. You'll hear about the church while you walk.

Old Market Hall

(Pass by)

On this tour, you'll see the 16th century Old Market Hall.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

(Pass by)

On this tour, you'll find out what treasures are hidden in plain sight within the Shrewsbury Museum.

Saint Chad's Church

(Pass by)

The tour passes by St Chad’s Church, the largest circular church in Britain.

The Quarry Park

(Pass by)

The tour guides you through Quarry Park. Here you'll hear how Darwin was inspired by what he observed.

The Dingle

(Pass by)

The tour guides you through Dingle Gardens. Here you'll hear how Darwin was inspired by what he observed.

Charles Darwin

(Pass by)

On this tour you'll take in the many areas around Shrewbury that inspired Charles Darwin.

Reviews

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2.8 (11)

X9414OXjuliec

our Lil was around Shrewsbury town we know well, but history not so. There were a number of occasions when you got to point, he told you to stand still and he told you a lot of information. during the time he was talking, wanted to round a bit, looking at what he was talking about. Therefore, it would have been helpful when he finished telling you historical information he would say now return to the middle of the bridge for example and walk up the hill rather than waiting till we were well of course.

carolsE689GY

A very pleasant and informative way to explore Shrewsbury. The narrative provided just the right amount of information and the instructions were easy to follow.

Vaiz_K

App did not work. The customer service representative contacted for help prior to departure for Shrewsbury was poorly trained and could not help. Complete waste of my money paid. The technical help phone number go Veen at times of booking to call if problems when at start of the tour gave no signal and could not be contacted

juliejR28VK

Excellent walk around Shrewsbury. The pace was just right and the information given was interesting and informative. Would highly recommend this tour

Sue2906

Great resource to explore all the hidden treasures of Shrewsbury, easy to set up and at nealry 3 hrs excellent value for money, informative and interesting!

Tinatne

Great way to discover Shrewsbury - even though we didn’t have ear phones with us! Interesting facts, smart technology keeping up with our walking route. And the sun shone ☀️😊

tes2go

The tour was an interesting easy way to visit Shrewsbury and it’s not all about Darwin 😀 The app was a really user friendly experience to tour a town and we’ll look to see options in other locations in the future.

Ian F

I really loved this tour. It's very easy to follow and beautifully put together. I thought I knew Shrewsbury pretty well but this tour really opened my eyes. It's incredibly informative and I can't recommend it highly enough! Ian F

Dawn272

St Mary's church and the stained glass window were an unexpected bonus I would never otherwise have found. Really useful summary of Shrewsbury History and pointers to other highlights such as the gardens. Easy to use. Download and listen in advance to get orientated. Then play in real time on the day. Narrative starts as you reach each point of interest so you can skip bits if you like. Otherwise I would have just headed straight to a tea room as I usually do.

Robert W

A super experience revealing the hidden highlights of Shrewsbury. The technology was excellent and the guide's commentary was also excellent, giving just enough information without being boring. Highly recommend.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-29 21:27