Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Uppingham (A Guided Walk in Uppingham)

"Uppingham" is a Guided Walk devised and led by Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, the well-known Blue Badge Guide, who leads walks and Coach Trips throughout the year.

These strolls are an ideal way of soaking up some Local History.

The walk starts in the Market Place, outside the HSBC (formerly Midland) Bank, in the centre of the town.

The route takes in most of the main streets of Uppingham, as well as some of the connecting passages and yards.

The elegant stone buildings of Uppingham hark back to an almost-vanished England.

Colin will be pointing out many places of interest on the way.

The parish church is unusual in that it can be reached direct from the Market Place. An incumbent in the 17th century was Jeremy Taylor, who later became the Bishop of Down.

The most famous institution in the town is Uppingham School, founded by Archdeacon Robert Johnson in 1584, the same year that he founded Oakham School. The original school building still stands in the churchyard, as it does in Oakham.

Colin will be discussing the importance of Edward Thring, the Victorian educationalist who transformed the school from an insignificant country institution to a major public school.

He will also speak about some of the school's old boys, who include several media personalities and sportsmen, as well as a famous Hollywood film star.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Uppingham' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Market Place, and is running on:

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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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