Patricia Isaac

Profile updated 24/05/24

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South West, Wales



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Born and educated in Wales I've lived in Somerset and Cornwall so that with local knowledge I can guide all over the West Country and Wales. I can share entertaining stories and highlight points of interest in towns and cities such as Cardiff and Llandaf, Bristol, Bath, Wells, Taunton, Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Truro, Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance - as well as panoramic tours of Wales and the West Country. If you prefer the countryside I'm familiar with coastal villages having walked much of the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path and some of the Wales coastpath. I can help you plan a bespoke itinerary in your own or chauffeur driven car. Why not try my quieter 'off-the-beaten-track' tours such as Exmoor National Park and the Quantocks, in Somerset and Devon - or coastal Cornwall and the Roseland peninsula, the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Whatever you choose you can be assured of a personal, well organised and researched walking, private car or coach tour carried out in an enthusiastic and friendly style, always attentive to visitors' needs. I am experienced in guiding small and large groups whose first language is not English but who would like to improve their skills.

Personal Interests:

Town and City walks architecture and social history
Bath, Bristol, Wells, Glastonbury, Exeter, Salisbury and Truro
Cornish Gardens and historic houses
Literary & TV landscapes - Coleridge & Wordsworth; Jane Austen; Daphne du Maurier and Rosamunde Pilcher
Churches Cathedrals and Abbeys from Norman to Victorian
Falmouth and Maritime Cornwall
Regional touring using public transport
Art and architecture
Castles & palaces

Special Interests:


Discover the West Country landscapes that inspired poets and novelists from Coleridge, Wordsworth and Jane Austen in Bristol and Somerset to Agatha Christie in Torquay or Daphne du Maurier, Virginia Woolf and Rosamund Pilcher in Cornwall, Thomas Hardy in Dorset and Cornwall -as well as West Country locations for filming such as Doc Martin and Poldark

Churches & Cathedrals

Amazing architecture, fascinating beliefs, tales of rich and poor, kings and peasants are all encountered within these fascinating churches, cathedrals and abbeys in Bath, Wells, Glastonbury, Bristol ,Exeter, Torquay, Truro and Salisbury - home of the Magna Carta

Walking Tours

Villages, towns and cities- discover stories of what went on behind closed doors and maybe share your thoughts over a drink of West country cider or real ale in a traditional pub; or cream tea in a quaint tea shop. Try a combined guided town and country walk in the hills such as Taunton and the Quantocks; Dunster and Exmoor; Plymouth and Dartmoor

Regional Tours

Themed tours are custom made and well researched and take you to the most fascinating places to discover our heritage and customs - whether it's literary landscapes, gardens, artistic treasures, architecture, film and TV locations or iron age hillforts and castles a bespoke tour will be arranged

History & Prehistory

From Stonehenge to the swinging sixties intriguing stories to explain why the landscape looks like it does, why these buildings are here and who inhabited them over the centuries

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Discover landscapes, stories and people that inspired artists from Gainsborough in 18C Bath through to Barbara Hepworth in St Ives

Castles & Palaces

Throughout the South West and beyond: Dunster Castle - a gem on the edge of Exmoor; Falmouth castle near the sea in Cornwall; Castle Drogo - the 20th century latest style in castles; or Windsor Castle encompassing the history of England and its monarchs


Windsor & Eton, Virtual Tours

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