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Enhancement of Guildford's historic High Street has retained its famous cobbles but made them accessible to many more users

High Street Sound Walks

Six walking tours on high streets across England launch during Heritage Open Days as part of High Street Culture. Find a High Street Sound Walk near you.

Hull: High Street Sound Walks

Hull: High Street Sound Walks

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of sound walks in six high streets across England during Heritage Open Days, from 10-19 September 2021. Find out more about Sound Walks


Artist Jez riley French’s sound walk evokes Whitefriargate’s history using a fascinating range of hidden, overlooked or usually inaudible sounds from the street.

Hull Sound Walk

Redruth: High Street Sound Walks

Redruth: High Street Sound Walks

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of sound walks in six high streets across England during Heritage Open Days, from 10-19 September 2021. Find out more about Sound Walks


This walk is made up of snippets of history, both old and contemporary, collected and reimagined by Sue Hill, Ciaran Clarke, Annamaria Murphy.

Redruth Sound Walk

Reading: High Street Sound Walks

Reading: High Street Sound Walks

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch sound walks in six high streets across England during Heritage Open Days, from 10-19 September 2021. Find out more about Sound Walks


Artists Aundre Goddard and Richard Bentley’s engaging sound walk combines music, sound, real and imagined voices to tell the story of London Street.

Reading Sound Walk

Great Yarmouth: High Street Sound Walks

Great Yarmouth: High Street Sound Walks

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of sound walks in six high streets across England during Heritage Open Days, from 10-19 September 2021. Find out more about Sound Walks


Wander this ancient walled town and hear how its streets have changed, in a compelling sonic journey by artist Oliver Payne.

Great Yarmouth Sound Walk

Grantham: High Street Sound Walks

Grantham: High Street Sound Walks

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of sound walks in six high streets across England during Heritage Open Days, from 10-19 September 2021. Find out more about Sound Walks


Artist Sandra Kazlauskaite’s sound walk guides you through St Peter’s Hill and Westgate to unearth fascinating hidden histories across generations.

Grantham Sound Walk

Barrow-in-Furness: High Street Sound Walks

Barrow-in-Furness: High Street Sound Walks

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of sound walks in six high streets across England during Heritage Open Days, from 10-19 September 2021. Find out more about Sound Walks


Artist Dan Fox’s sound walk explores the diversity of Barrow’s high street and the changes it has witnessed.

Barrow-in-Furness Sound Walk

The Most Important Historic Places in England Are Listed

The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.

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Principal entrance gates and railings fronting Kew Green, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond upon Thames, contributed to Enrich the List © Brian Mawdsley See the List entry (1250801)

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