Sue Graney

Sue Graney

Profile updated 12/04/18

Regional Qualification(s):

Southern England

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

07534 650765, 01980 621000

Email:

sue@drgsales.co.uk

Introduction:

I am delighted to offer my services as a Blue Badge Guide so please get in touch and I would be delighted to organise the perfect guided tour just for you.
I live just 5 minutes from the iconic and mysterious UNESCO World Heritage site of Stonehenge so have a unique local perspective. Please contact me and I can arrange a personalised guided tour for you, not just of the monument itself but of the wider Stonehenge landscape including the Neolithic settlement site at nearby Durrington Walls and the numerous Bronze Age burial mounds scattered across the area. If you wish to gain an even deeper insight into Neolithic Britain, I can arrange a visit to Devizes Museum and Salisbury Museum with their award-winning Prehistoric galleries and archaeological collections dating back to the time of Stonehenge.
In addition I offer guided tours of Windsor and Windsor Castle, Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, The Isle of Wight, Chichester, Dorset and the stunning Jurassic Coast. There are many other less well-known places to explore within the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex so if you have particular places you wish to explore I’m happy to help.
There are many stunning stately homes to visit in the area – Wilton House, Athelhampton House, Mottisfont, Petworth House, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Osborne House, Lacock Abbey, Mompesson House, Stourhead, Basildon Park and The Vyne to name but a few! Exploring these historic houses and their superb landscaped parks and gardens is a truly memorable experience.
My areas of particular interest include Gardens, Art and Literary tours. With a wealth of places to visit, just call or email me and I can tailor a tour to your tastes and interests. Equally, if you have already planned a tour and would like me to be your guide, I would be delighted to join you.
I hope to hear from you soon so I can share the heritage, history and scenery of Southern England with you.

I am also qualified to guide in French

Personal Interests:

Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Berkshire

Special Interests:

Agriculture

Countryside, Land management, Country pursuits, Country walks

Archaeology

The Stonhenge Landscape,
Romans

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Roche Court Sculpture Park, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley, Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Impressionists, Rex and Laurence Whistler, Pallant House Gallery, Southampton Art Gallery, Russel-Cotes Museum, Petworth House, Wilton House, Chichester Cathedral

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Sherbourne Castle, Corfe Castle, Carisbroke Castle

Countryside

Countryside pursuits, The New Forest, Brownsea Island, The Stonehenge Landscape, The Jurassic Coast, Rural Walks, Gilbert White, Country Estates and Parkland, The Cotswolds,
The South Downs

Churches & Cathedrals

Churches of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Berkshire, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, St George's Chapel Windsor, Mottisfont Abbey, Cotswolds Wool Churches, Romsey Abbey and many more

Food & Drink

Gin distilleries eg Bombay Sapphire, Local breweries and craft ales eg Ringwood Brewery, Wadworths Brewery Devizes

Galleries

Pallant House Gallery Chichester, Southampton Art Gallery, Russell- Cotes Museum

Gardens

Highclere Castle, Blenheim Palace, Mottisfont National Collection of Heritage Roses, Sir Harold Hillier Garden, Romsey, Stourhead, Rousham (William Kent), Broughton Castle, Sherbourne Castle, Wilton House, Capability Brown, Broughton Castle, Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park, Compton Acres, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Broadlands, University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

History & Prehistory

Romans, History of England, The Stonehenge Landscape, The Georgian Period

Literature

Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy and Wessex, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Caroll (Charles Dodgson), Dickens, Oxford

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Midsomer Murders (Inspecteur Barnaby), Inspector Morse. Lewis, Endeavour (Oxford and surrounds), Agatha Christie, Salisbury Ghost Walk, Bath Ghost Walk

International Links

Happy to be contacted by individuals and overseas tour operators to accompany groups and help plan tours. Bespoke tours arranged for individuals and small groups. Full guiding service in French available.

Maritime Britain

The Titanic, Sea City Museum Southampton, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard,
Southampton, Bucklers Hard (Beaulieu Estate)

Museums

Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Sea City Museum Southampton, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Salisbury Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford

Walking Tours

Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, Southampton, The New Forest, The South Downs, Portsmouth, Chichester, Romsey, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bath

Lecture Subjects

Gardens, Capability Brown, Salisbury Cathedral

Other

TV and Film Locations, eg Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, Midsomer Murders (Inspecteur Barnaby), Harry Potter, Broadchurch, Far from the Madding Crowd

Shopping

Bicester Village Oxfordshire, West Quay Southampton, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, City Centre shopping

Royalty

Windsor, Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park, Savill Garden, Ascot, Eton, Osborne House

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Petworth House, Wilton House, Broughton Castle, Longleat, Sherbourne Castle, Kingson Lacy, The Vyne, Beaulieu Estate, Athelhampton House, Cliveden

Walking Tours

Stonehenge, New Forest, Winchester, Bath, Salisbury, Oxford, Dorchester (Dorset), Dorchester on Thames, Southampton, Portsmouth

Agriculture

Driver Guide:

No