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Barbara Askew

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Phone Number(s):

01753-644582, 07702-224367

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Barbara grew up in Eton with Windsor Castle as part of her daily view. She graduated with an honours degree in History and taught History for 15 years before qualifying as a Blue Badge Guide. Barbara is a lecturer for the Arts Society, an examiner and course director on Blue Badge Guide training courses and an acknowledged expert on Windsor Castle, for which she has been the Blue Badge Guides’ Site Liaison Representative since 1990.
Barbara was the only Tourist Guide to be invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and can offer special wedding-themed tours of Windsor Castle and St. George’s Chapel as well as historical and royalty-themed tours of Windsor Castle and Town.
Barbara is also the coordinator of tours of Eton College.

Personal Interests:

British History
Churches and Cathedrals
Windsor and Eton, talks and walks

Special Interests:

Lecture Subjects

Windsor and Eton, Monarchy, Cathedrals, Gardens

History & Prehistory

The British Monarchy

London Areas in Depth

Regency London, Charles Dicken's London, Sir John Soane's London, Albert Memorial.


Early Christian heritage

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley tours.

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, including lectures


Savill and Valley Gardens. Lectures


Parliament, City of London, British Museum, York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Docklands, Somerset House, Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA Hons DipEd

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