Ken Bradshaw

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North East



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The North East of England is an incredible region full of amazing places, steeped in history stupendous buildings and above all, wonderful warm, friendly people. I am available to make your stay enjoyable, fun and informative and I look forward to showing you this marvellous region.

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I have lived in Durham for 30 years with my partner and have two grown up daughters. 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 and the British Guild of Tourist Guides.

I am also a Tour Guide at Durham Cathedral, and know this building intimately so whynot book a tour with me.

I am available to guide :
City and town walking tours (Durham, Bishop Auckland, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Barnard Castle, Sunderland)
Cycling tours of Durham City or along the Quayside at Newcastle
Durham Cathedral
Hancock Museum
Coach tours with commentary (Durham Dales, Newcastle, Teesside, Northumbria coast, Hadrian’s Wall)
Bespoke tours (gardens, landscape, history, eco-buildings, architecture, archaeology, heritage)
Why not book me for an unforgettable day in Northumberland, travel up the gorgeous Northumberland Coast to visit a well preserved castle - Warkworth, continue to the quirky town of Seahouses and try some of the famous fish and chips. Continue by foot across incredible dunes towards the Last Kingdom castle of Bebbaburgh - better known today as Bamburgh. Contact me for more information.

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

Driver Guide: