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Barbara Askew

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01753-644582, 07702-224367

Contact guide

Introduction:

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, and an acknowledged expert on Windsor Castle, for which she has been the Blue Badge Guides’ Site Liaison Representative since 1990.
Barbara is also the coordinator of tours of Eton College.
Barbara was the only Tourist Guide to be invited to the weddings of Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie and offers historical and royalty-themed tours of Windsor Castle and Town, Eton and Eton College.
Barbara is offering the following VIRTUAL TOURS via Zoom.
A Walk through Mayfair
A Royal Windsor Walking Tour
A Windsor to Eton Walk
A Tour of Windsor Great Park
A Tour of Runnymede and its Memorials

Personal Interests:

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

Special Interests:

Lecture Subjects

Windsor and Eton, Monarchy, Cathedrals, Gardens

History & Prehistory

The British Monarchy

Literature
London Areas in Depth

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

Religion

Early Christian heritage

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley tours.

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, including lectures

Gardens

Savill and Valley Gardens. Lectures

Endorsements:

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

Additional Qualifications:

BA Hons DipEd

Driver Guide:

No