Mark Thomas

Profile updated 12/02/19

Regional Qualification(s):

Southern England, South West

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

0771 963 3539

Contact guide

Introduction:

I grew up in the 60s and 70s in Hampshire and Wiltshire, then three years at Oxford University. In 2015, after eight years as Director of an international organisation, I moved back to England, resolved to show off my ’home’ area, just as I had enjoyed discovering Denmark in my time there.

Southern and South Western England are full of interesting and beautiful places; some very visible while others are harder to find. Its importance in North European history, and in shaping modern English identity makes it fascinating to explore. The region has also played its part in the history of other parts of the world, especially the northern Americas.

Update: I have now qualified to guide also throughout South West England, also with its National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, UNESCO sites, and heritage.

Personal Interests:

Art and Architechture
Industrial and Maritime Heritage
Coach Tours, Walking Tours
History and Heritage - Stone Age to Phone Age
Cathedrals and Churches
Exmoor

Special Interests:

Education

Oxford University

Maritime Britain

Southampton, Portsmouth, and several smaller gems

Countryside

New Forest
Chalk Downland
Jurassic Coast

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle
Blenheim Palace
Osborne House

Churches & Cathedrals

Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals
Christ Church, Oxford
Meon Valley Churches

Additional Qualifications:

MITG MA(Oxon)

Driver Guide:

No