Longthorpe Tower Audio Guides

Longthorpe Tower Audio Guides

Vivacity Heritage is proud to announce the release of audio guides to accompany your visit to Longthorpe Tower!

Hear the stories and secrets of the Tower, from its construction in 1300 to its conservation today.

The guide features different characters from over 600 years of history

Meet an irate quarryman who brought stone from Barnack to use around the windows and doors, and listen to Lady Margaret de Thorpe making party plans for the harvest festivities!

Discover how the Home Guard used the Tower as an observation post during World War Two, and how in the aftermath Hugh Horrell unearthed the sumptuous medieval wall paintings that had hidden under plaster for centuries.

The creation of the audio guides was managed by Abi Wilson, Heritage Development Officer at Vivacity, who was delighted to see this project through from foundation to fruition:

“It has been a real privilege to work on this project, and I am so excited that everyone can now share in it. Longthorpe Tower is a fascinating building, full of surprises, and finding a way to bring its story to life has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Audio Downloads

This project has been achieved in partnership with English Heritage.

Download the audio guide for free onto your smartphone or MP3 player by clicking on the links below.

If you do not have an audio device, there are a small number of MP3 players available for use at Longthorpe Tower.