Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Ding Dong Merrily on High (A Guided Walk in Leicester)

[An image showing Ding Dong Merrily on High]"Ding Dong Merrily on High" is a Guided Walk for the Christmas season devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

Colin's walks are an enjoyable way of learning some Local History.

The starting point for the walk is the Cathedral Fountain in Leicester.

During the walk, Colin look at the stories behind everybody's favourite Christmas carols.

"Away in a Manger", "The First Noel", "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen", "Good King Wenceslas", "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Silent Night", "We Three Kings", "While Shepherds Watched" .... all these and more have fascinating backgrounds.

Some were written by famous poets or famous composers, while others were composed under unusual circumstances.

And all this is discussed during a walk around the ancient streets of Leicester.

Colin also leads other walks especially for Christmas, including "Deck the Halls", "Mediaeval Leicester at Christmas", "The Ghosts of Christmas" and "The Holly and the Ivy".

"Ding Dong Merrily on High" is also a talk, much in demand by groups in the run up to Christmas.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Richard III Statue, and is running on:

I'm sorry, but there are no plans to run this event at present.

If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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