Adrian Chapman

Regional Qualification(s):

South West



Phone Number(s):

07982943178, 01752841599

Contact guide


As a proud Cornishman I have an excellent knowledge of the Southwest Region and enjoy showing visitors the hidden treasures it has to offer. I am an experienced storyteller and have a real passion for History which enables me to guide in an interesting and engaging way.
I have been a teacher for most of my career and have excellent communication skills with an empathy for my audience. In conjunction with guiding I run my own business, delivering History workshops in Schools, Colleges and the local community, for both children and adults.
I am passionate about the Industrial Heritage of the Southwest, particularly the mining industry of West Devon and Cornwall through visiting the iconic engine houses, describing its impact on the world and retelling the stories of the people whose lives were shaped by it. It is a joy to be able to share the romance of the region’s stunning scenery from the fishing villages of Looe and Fowey to the rugged environments of the moorlands of Bodmin and Dartmoor. I am very keen to retell the myths and legends of the region and take visitors to the places which feature in the books of some of our most famous authors such as Winston Graham’s Poldark, Daphne du Maurier, Agatha Christie, Thomas Hardy and Rosamunde Pilcher.
I have many years of acting experience having made appearances on the BBC and Westcountry Television and can, on request, provide short theatrical performances to bring the History of a location to life by portraying key figures like Brunel, Sir Francis Drake or the Founding Fathers from the Mayflower.
I provide bespoke tours for small and large groups which are tailored to the needs of my clients. I have a friendly, good-humoured approach and feel it is essential to relate to everyone to enhance their overall experience.
Join me today to make your visit to the Southwest an unforgettable one and let me provide you with a magical experience of its people, spectacular scenery and fascinating History.

Personal Interests:

Mining Heritage, Brunel, Plymouth History,Myths and Legends, King Arthur, South West Authors, Tudors

Special Interests:

Industrial Heritage

Tin mining and China Clay Industries.

History & Prehistory

Stonehenge, Avebury and Dartmoor

Folklore & Traditions

King Arthur, Myths and Legends of the South West


Poldark Tours, Daphne du Maurier, Agatha Christie and Rosamunde Pilcher

Walking Tours

Plymouth, Truro, Torquay. Tavistock and Bath walking tours

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