Louise Strickett

Regional Qualification(s):

Isle of Man

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07624434721

Contact guide

Introduction:

Louise fell in love with the Island the first time she visited and is passionate about its wonderfully diverse and abundant wildlife, history and heritage. Originally from Lancashire Louise married Martyn, a Manxman, has two grown up children and has been proud to call the Island her home for the last thirty years.

It was her interest in the Natural World that first brought her here while studying at Liverpool University for a degree in Marine Biology. On arrival on the island, initially for one year, she specialised in rocky shores and birdlife and never left!

Louise’s interest in Celtic Christianity, coupled with her role as a Baptist Pastor, uniquely positions her to offer insightful tours focusing on the island’s Celtic Christianity heritage. Certified as a Blue Badge guide by The Manx Guild of Tourist Guides, Louise has completed a course in history and heritage at the local university whilst acquiring practical guiding skills to enhance the visitor experience.

Louise is enthusiastic about sharing her love for the Isle of Man through both tailored wildlife tours and captivating tours exploring the island's remarkable history and heritage. As a certified Blue Badge Guide, Louise offers a personalised experience driving you to iconic landmarks and lesser known gems that are inaccessible by public transport. Additionally, Louise provides a service as a step-on guide for car, minibus or coach tours, or can meet you at various sites to explore the wildlife or history and heritage.

Personal Interests:

Nature and Wildlife
History and Heritage
Celtic and Viking

Special Interests:

Birds & Animals

Louise has a background in Marine Biology and is a Wildlife enthusiast, and so is ideally placed to go on a wildlife tour with. The Isle of Man is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and is the perfect location for a wildlife & scenic adventure. Despite its compact size, the island boasts a variety of diverse habitats, from sandy beaches to hills and uplands.

History & Prehistory

There are plenty of historic places to explore on the Isle of Man including Castles, Fortresses, Neolithic standing stones and Bronze and Iron age burial sites. Tynwald Hill the ancient site Parliament site is particularly special and still used over a 1000 years later after it's beginning.

Churches & Cathedrals

As a Baptist Pastor, Louise is ideally placed to help you explore the wonderful blend of Celtic Christianity and Viking culture on the Island by visiting Monastic sites, churches and burial places as well as viewing the historically important and beautiful stone carved crosses.

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Honda CR-V 4 Yes No