Maeve Hamilton-Hercod

Profile updated 11/01/19

Regional Qualification(s):

South East England, South West

Language(s):

Dutch / Flemish, English

Phone Number(s):

07770-316486

Contact guide

Introduction:

The whole South West of England is a glorious area offering so much to visitors from pre-historic sites to the Industrial Revolution, cliff top walks to meals in cosy, country pubs. When I'm not guiding in the city of Bath where I live or Wells, Stonehenge or Salisbury I love taking people to Devon and Cornwall, particularly the lovely gardens and the spectacular coastline.
I first trained as a Blue Badge Guide first in the South East of England and more recently in the South West. I'm a director of the Sulis Guides agency here, specialising in conference management, but I still try to find time to tour manage in the UK and overseas using all my foreign languages. Back in Britain my main foreign language is Dutch.

Personal Interests:

Maritime Britain
Geography & Geology
Art History
Bath and surroundings country
South west coastal path
Somerset levels
The Cornish coast

Special Interests:

Geography & Geology

Their influence on the landscape & agriculture

Maritime Britain

Overseas trade, ports and their influence on the economy; coastlines and how they change. The Spanish Armada; smuggling on the Cornish coast

International Links

Britain as a colonial power. Dutch/Flemish/Huguenot influence in SE England, Flemish weavers

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Their contribution to history; their changing roles from monastic powerhouse to comfortable homes

Transport

Influence of canal and railway systems, Roman roads, changing importance of paths; overseas trade; sailing ships

Walking Tours

Canal walks, long distance paths in the SW of England including the Cornish coast and du Maurier country

Endorsements:

Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Cornish Mining, Salisbury Cathedral

Additional Qualifications:

MITG; FRGS

Driver Guide:

No