Ken Bradshaw

Profile updated 30/11/22

Regional Qualification(s):

North East



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In 2019 I begun training as a Blue Badge guide for the North East of England and in August 2021 became a member of this most distinguished club – the Institute of Tourist Guiding. I am now qualified to guide throughout the whole of the North East of England and look forward to show you this marvellous region.

In September 2021, I started working part time at the best building in the world: Durham Cathedral where I am giving guided tours of the museum.

For more information about me and an opportunity to review my you tube channel go to https://

I’m a journeyman and have travelled the world. Since 1994 I have lived in Durham and love the North East, it has fabulous buildings, incredible history, stupendous landscapes from coast to the moors and above all passionate people. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and love of the region with you.

Read about me here: https://


I have lived in Durham for 30 years with my partner and have two grown up daughters.

I am available to guide :
City and town walking tours (Durham, Newcastle, Seaham, Barnard Castle, Sunderland)
Cycling tours of Durham City and using the extensive former railway network
Durham Cathedral
Hancock Museum
Coach tours with commentary (Durham Dales, Newcastle, Teesside, Northumbria coast, Hadrian’s Wall)
Bespoke tours (gardens, landscape, history, eco-buldings, architecture, archaeology, heritage)

Personal Interests:

Landscapes and countryside
City walking tours
Gardens and public spaces
Walking and cycling

Special Interests:


Expert in the Durham Magnesian Limestone country with knowledge of the Wildlife sites of the North East


Eco-buildings of County Durham a speciality

Geography & Geology

Knowledgeable on the Limestone of East Durham and other areas of the North East


Former COmmunity Garden co-ordinator I understand and know about the gardens of the North East

Churches & Cathedrals

Particularly passion for Durham Cathedral, am currently a Visitor Experience Assistant there

Regional Tours

Experienced in delivering coach tours with commentary to the whole of the North East

Walking Tours

Can give guided tours in all of the major towns and cities of the North East as well as walking tours of the coast and countryside


Passion for transport and sustainable modes of transport using bicycle or coach

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