Heart of England
Anne Bartlett is a registered Blue Badge Tour Guide and Tour Manager who has lived and worked in the Cotswolds region, an area of outstanding natural beauty, for most of her life. With her years of experience she has led many groups around Central and South West England's most stunning locations imparting her expert knowledge of their history, people and culture. Anne's interest in the area has led to invitations to broadcast on television and radio as well as writing articles for magazines.
Anne loves bringing the area to life with her stories and anecdotes. She's keen to make her tours both informative and entertaining. She understands that each client's needs and interests are different and she strives to create a unique experience for each person. Her tour guiding service is flexible and itineraries can be tailored to accommodate specific attractions and special interests that the group may have.
From her enviable position in Central England, Anne provides guided holidays and day trips, spanning several counties, encompassing places of interest, historical importance and great beauty en route.
Anne's guiding service will help uncover wonderful treasures and reveal some of the most influential personalities of their time, helping to illustrate some of the pageantry and customs of a bygone age.
Anne’s guided coach tours include:
The Cotswolds, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Straford-on-Avon, Warwick, Worcester, Leamington Spa, The Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, The Malverns, The Black and White Villages, Ludlow, Oxford, Burford, Stoke-on-Trent and the Potteries, Bath, Shropshire and Ironbridge, Birmingham and Coventry.
Specialist Tours include:
TV and film locations
Arts and Crafts Movement
Three Choir Country and their Composers
Castles and Stately Homes
Cathedrals and Churches
Enjoy visits to see the Shakespeare Houses which include Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, Halls Croft, Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s New Place, not forgetting the famous theatre. Take a boat trip and see the sites from the River Avon.
Take part in walking tours of the Festival Town of Cheltenham Spa, birthplace of explorer Edward Wilson composer Gustav Holst and musician Brian Jones founding member of the Rolling Stones.
Explore the historic Roman Town of Gloucester with its Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and its Victorian Docks.
Stroll through the streets of Oxford see its famous colleges with impressive alumni, enjoy the museums discover the film and TV locations for Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, Harry Potter and links to writers such as Tolkein, C.S.Lewis and Lewis Carroll.
There is so much to see - she looks forward to welcoming you.
|Three Choirs Country|
|Conferences & Incentives||
For Corporate events in and around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds in the South West of England.
Tour and Explore the stunning locations in and around central/south west of England. Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Gloucestershire.
|Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts||
Discover the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds headed by the great Victorian - William Morris.
|History & Prehistory|
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Tour and Explore Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Warwick Castle, Kennilworth Castle, Eastnor Castle, Berkeley Castle, Shakespeare's birthplace, Bletchley Park, Buscot Park, Kelmscott Manor, Soho House and many more.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Tour and Explore Cathedrals and Churches and admire the splendid architecture of:
Enjoy a variety of guided walks which include Stratford-Upon-Avon, Bath, Oxford, Malvern, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford.
Visit Ironbridge Gorge, Gloucester Waterways museum, Dean Heritage museum.
Three Choirs, York Minster, Windsor Castle