Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Mary Badger

Profile updated 7/06/21

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England



Phone Number(s):

01386-858601, 07711-936976, 01386 858601

Contact guide


The beautiful Cotswolds is my area where I live, working with coach and walking tours covering both town and countryside.
Its agriculture, gardens, history, literature and architecture have so much to offer the visitor.
Let me show you some of its hidden secrets.

But as a guide for the centre of England my tours also cover Stratford upon Avon,
The life, times and literature of William Shakespeare
Oxford. It's Colleges, history and amazing culture together with its famous literary characters.
The fine architecture and Lifestyles of Cheltenham and Roman Bath.
The ancient city of Gloucester and other regional towns and cities
My tours can take you through the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Forest of Dean

I work with Tour Companies but am also able to organise your bespoke itineraries and tours accompanied by a driver.
I will be happy to make your visit a memorable one.

Personal Interests:

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts
William Shakespeare and other literary figures

Special Interests:


A country girl with a good knowledge of farming and agriculture past and present.


A broad understanding of styles covering mediaeval and Tudor timber buildings, Cotswold, regency Cheltenham and georgian Bath.


Countryside Particularly Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire. An in depth Association with Heart of England and Cotswolds Gardens.

History & Prehistory

Early pre history, development of landscape, social history, monarchs through the ages.


The life and times and theatrical productions of William Shakespeare.


All aspects of agriculture, countryside and gardens, including folklore and traditions, with particular emphasis on the Cotswold area.

History & Prehistory

Medieval, Tudor, Stuart


Shakespeare - his life and times.
Other literary figures with particular association to the Heart of England - Jane Austen, William Morris, George Eliot, Laurie Lee, etc.

Walking Tours

Knowledge and experience flora and fauna walking the footpaths and byways of the Cotswold area Cheltenham. Stratford upon Avon, Gloucester, Oxford and Cirencester plus smaller Cotswold towns & villages

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

From Chipping Campden and Broadway in the north Cotswolds through to the craft workshops of Gimson, Barnsley and other artists and craft workers in the south.

Driver Guide: