Jan Williams

Regional Qualification(s):

Cumbria, North East



Phone Number(s):

07751-881989, 01434 634911

Contact guide


Award winning Blue Badge guide offering friendly, professional guiding services all year round in North East England for coach groups, conferences and cruise ships. Extensive experience in study/special interest group guiding. Walking tours of Durham City (Durham Cathedral accredited guide)and Newcastle also offered. Guiding throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley.

Personal Interests:

Lake District Nat Park
North Pennines
Roman Wall
Castles and Coast including Alnwick/Bamburgh
Christian Heritage including Lindisfarne/Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral/City
Hadrian's Wall/Newcastle/Gateshead
North East industrial heritage
Northumberland National Park

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Border castles of the North of England, Border Reivers and "Land of the Prince Bishops"

Churches & Cathedrals

Durham Cathedral accreditted guide. The "Golden Age" of Northumbria in the 7th century


Gentle walking tours in countryside eg Hadrian's Wall / Northumberland coast / North Pennines

History & Prehistory

"Bishops, Bastles and Bards" - the history of the Anglo-Scottish border through its buildings and legends. Romans in the North of England.

Industrial Heritage

Lead mining and heritage of the North Pennines. Coal mining heritage of the North. Glass making in the North East.


The Venerable Bede - his life and times

Regional Tours

Northumbria and Cumbria Tourist Board regions: Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Tees Valley and Cumbria


The Cradle of Christianity - Northumbria in the 7th century.
Durham Cathedral accredited guide.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

People and their places in the North of England

Walking Tours

General interest or themed easy walks in the varied landscapes of the Northumbria and Cumbria regions. Newcastle & Durham City Guided Walks.


York Minster

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