Julia Morris

Profile updated 4/10/19

Regional Qualification(s):

Southern England, South West

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07817 364981, 01935 840966

Contact guide

Introduction:

I am an experienced guide able to offer tours across southern England from Windsor and Blenheim across the region to Salisbury, Bath and as far west as Devon and Cornwall.

I have already enjoyed a career creating inspiring, hands-on and learning experiences for adults, families and children in Museums and historic sites and am pleased to be able to take this experience into the wider world of tourist guiding.I have a particular interest in the history of culture of food and love to show guests how British food has seen a great renaissance in recent years with the best of local artisan cuisine now available across the country.I specialise in experiences that explore the varied culture, landscape, heritage and food of this wonderful region.

Types of Tour: Coach groups, personal tours by car or people carrier, cruise ship excursions, cross-country walking tours and walking tours of towns and cities.

Heritage: discover some of the most significant prehistoric sites in Britain at Stonehenge and Avebury and those less known from Dorset to Dartmoor and Cornwall the landscape is peppered with the evidence of our pre-historic past. Discover King Alfred's lost kingdom of Wessex and visit the great medieval trading centres of Salisbury, Winchester, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol or the beautiful Georgian Spas at Bath, Weymouth and Lyme Regis.

US Connections: 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers journey in the Mayflower. Follow their preparations along the south coast of England from Southampton to Dartmouth and Plymouth or discover the early pioneering transatlantic links from Dorset to Massachusetts and Bristol across the New World. Join me to uncover your family's genealogical links with the old world.

Literature: Follow the lives and works of great writers and artists who took inspiration from the landscape: Thomas Hardy in Wessex, Jane Austen in Hampshire, Bath and Lyme Regis, Daphne du Maurier in Cornwall or Charles Dickens in Portsmouth and Salisbury.

Food: English food has changed radically in recent decades. Join me on a food tour to experience the innovative, artisan and local food of leading producers in Dorset and Somerset or combine a food experience with a history and landscape tour.

Countryside and coast: explore the Jurassic Coast, the Somerset Levels and Mendips, the New Forest, the Cotswolds, Dartmoor, the South West Coast Path, Dartmouth and south Devon, Cornwall and the far west of England.

Culture: Visit the great castles, houses and gardens of southern England from the great medieval stronghold of Corfe Castle to the lovely privately owned Tudor house at Cadhay in Devon, the inspirational gardens at Abbotsbury privately owned gardens not open to general visitors.

Personal Interests:

Historic Sites
Gardens
Salisbury, Wells, Exeter
New Forest, Southampton, Winchester
Foodie Tours of Dorset & Somerset

Special Interests:

Food & Drink

I specialise in foodie experience tours of Dorset and Somerset where some of the best local food is produced. Visit local food entrepreneurs, Dorset food festivals and feast at the best eateries.

Education

I have extensive experience as an education manager and designer working for museums, galleries and outdoor education sites. I am very familiar with the needs of learners of different ages, abilities and cultures. I would be delighted to assist visiting groups to England plan an exciting and appropriate programme for their visit.

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons). PGCE MIFL MITG

Driver Guide:

No