Michele Stewart

Profile updated 3/10/19

Regional Qualification(s):

South West

Language(s):

French, English

Phone Number(s):

020-8560 5283, 079846 22275

Contact guide

Introduction:

A native of Belgium, I have been resident in the UK for the last 35 years and a Blue Badge Guide for the last 25 of them. In this period I have lived in the South West, London and Scotland. From this I have developed a broad perspective and a love of the country, its history and its people. My degree in Archaeology, History of Art and Musicology has naturally coloured my interests, but I have also studied British lierature and have a passion for the great novelists. I have the proven ability to engage with a wide range of groups and individuals, of all ages, both in the UK and abroad. Although my favourite part of the country is the South West, I do have extensive experience in planning and conducting visits more widely around England, Wales and Scotland. These can be tailored to visitors needs and time available. I am also an educator so especially enjoy working with children and young adults to bring to life all the UK has to offer.

Personal Interests:

Authors: Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Daphne Du Maurier. The legend of King Arthur. The history of Dartmoor.

Special Interests:

Archaeology

The prehistory and monuments of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall

Churches & Cathedrals

Cathedrals across England. Buckfast Abbey, Fountains Abbey

Regional Tours

Scotland and Highlands, Wales, Lake District, London, Southern England, South West Egland.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Saltram House, Cotehele House, Lanhydrock, St Antony, Mount Edgecombe, Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall, Burghley, Sezincote, Hatfield

Castles & Palaces

Edinburgh, Stirling, Culzean, Tintagel, Tower of London, Windsor, Blenheim, Scone, Glamis,

Interpreting & Translating

Fluent French linguist

Walking Tours

Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Durham, York, Oxford, Edinburgh, Windsor, Chester, Liverpool

History & Prehistory

Elizabethan, British maritime history, including the Mayflower.

Driver Guide:

No