Claire Partner

Regional Qualification(s):

East of England



Phone Number(s):

01206-364542, 07989-740343

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I am an enthusiastic Blue Badge Guide with 25 years experience and enjoy meeting groups large or small. I regularly guide on a range of subjects in Essex and Suffolk including Constable Country, Painters Trail tours, Essex and Suffolk Villages, Suffolk Coast, Essex Coast and smuggling tours, or even a 'horrible' history style tour. I also offer a range of walking tours in the area and help co-ordinate in Lavenham and Sudbury, too.

All the tours I offer can be tailored to your own requirements.

I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for this fascinating region with you.

Since qualifying as a Blue Badge Guide in 1998 I am delighted to have gained endorsements in the 2012 Venues, Windsor Castle and Eton, Virtual Tours and in 2010 I became a City of London Green Badge Guide.

Personal Interests:

Constable Country, Colchester, Lavenham and Sudbury
Coasts and Castles
Suffolk and Essex Villages
Wool Towns inc Lavenham, Sudbury, Long Melford
Constable Country
Tastes of the Region
Sudbury - Silk tours, weaving and art tours including Thomas Gainsborough
Art Tours in the area - Constable, Gainsborough and Munnings
On the Trail of the Witchfinder

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Constable Country. Thomas Gainsborough. Alfred Munnings. The landscape inspired them and I confident you will be inspired too.

History & Prehistory

Particular interests are Roman, Civil War, Victorian and World War II


An award-winning local actress with a keen interest in theatre and entertainment.

Castles & Palaces

I am one of Colchester Castle's regular guides, as well as being a guide for Windsor Castle. I can accompany tours to other stately homes.

Lecture Subjects

Talks can be given on a wide range of subjects. Including on the artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. Sudbury Silk and Weaving Talk. General Suffolk and Essex themes.

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Costumed themed tours.
Horrible history tours, Ghost Walks

Walking Tours

I offer a range of walking tours including in Colchester, Lavenham, Sudbury, Dedham, Flatford, Maldon, Nayland, Long Melford. Also a range of themed tours offered in these towns and villages for example a Silk Walk in Sudbury. Also costumed tours: Roman, Victorian, Civil War, Ghosts and "horrible history".

Food & Drink

Diploma in Wines and Spirits, but I also have a great interest in the "Tastes from this Region".

Regional Tours

Tour Guide and Tour Manager services offered for this beautiful region with its wealth of towns, villages, coastline and traditions - waiting to be explored by coach.


2012 Venues, Windsor & Eton, Virtual Tours

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