Michael Rowland

Regional Qualification(s):

South West



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Contact guide


A retired police officer, I was born and bred in the West Country. I am equally at home in either the World Heritage City of Bath or Brunel's Bristol. I also enjoy regular trips to Stonehenge, into the Cotswolds or to Wells and Glastonbury. My guiding style is light-hearted and humorous, but I know this region intimately and love to share it with travellers.
I am based in the Bath/Bristol area but if transport is necessary eg to Stonehenge or into the Cotswolds I have access to executive class transport and driver, which is particularly useful for shore excursions from ships docked at Southampton, Bristol, and Portland/Weymouth. I also provide a 'step-on/step-off' service for coach groups.

Trained in Disability Awareness (Visit England/Bath Tourism Plus) and Excellence in Customer Service to Disabled Visitors.
DBS Checked (UK Government Disclosure and Barring Service)

"Mike is as good as it gets ..." Stacey, USA, June 2019

"The best guide ever ... highly recommended" Lesleigh, USA, July 2017

"England's secret weapon of diplomacy, grace under fire and pure fun ... book with confidence" Holly, USA, May 2017

"... knowledgeable and good fun to be with. Highly recommended". Michael, Australia, June 2017

"A fantastic tour guide for our stay ... informed and entertained us. Would definitely recommend". Elizabeth, UK, March 2017

"Mike was absolutely wonderful. He was so informative, courteous, and just easy to talk to. We could not have asked for a better guide. I wish we could have packed him away in our suitcase and taken him to Paris with us to tour there as well." Stacey, USA, Oct 2010

"Mike was a fantastic guide. Helpful with organizing our tour, knowledgeable ... and a pleasure to spend time with for an afternoon. Highly recommended." Brent, USA, May 2014

"The infectiously enthusiastic Mike Rowland - a wonderful guide." The Guardian

"We've had yet further positive feedback from teachers and students. Your talk clearly went down very well. We'd love to book you again for exactly the same slot next year."

"There was quite a buzz after your informative & interesting talk which was so professionally presented & many people told me how much they enjoyed it."


Personal Interests:

Rugby Union & Cricket
Country Walking

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

Bath, Bristol, Cotswolds, Stonehenge

Industrial Heritage

Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Bristol

Regional Tours

Bath, Bristol, Cotswolds, Stonehenge

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