Phil Coates

Profile updated 28/05/24

Regional Qualification(s):

Wales, South West, Liverpool City Region / Merseyside



Phone Number(s):


Contact guide


Twitter: @Wales_WestGuide
Facebook: Wales & West Guided Tours
I qualified as a Wales Official Tourist Guide in 2000 and completed my Degree in Tourist Guiding in 2010. I subsequently qualified for South West England in 2011 and Liverpool Region in 2013. I have worked in many different sectors of the tourism industry and driver-guide with a professional PSV driving licence. I am a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, Guild of British Tourist Guides and Tourist Guides Association for Wales, Liverpool City Region & North West England. I am a Fellow of the Tourism Society. Besides travel, a major passion is sport. I am an enthusiast of golf and football.

Personal Interests:

Golf Tours
Cardiff - Capital of Wales
Wye Valley & Brecon Beacons
Industrial Heritage & the Chartist Uprising
Arthurian Sites & Legends
Prehistoric Sites
Bath & Bristol
Rock Music Tours
Rock Music Tours
Sport Tours
World Heritage Site Tours
Wirral Peninsula

Special Interests:

Sports & Pastimes
Regional Tours
Conferences & Incentives
Food & Drink
Walking Tours
History & Prehistory
Industrial Heritage
Castles & Palaces

Wales Music Tours.
Liverpool Music Tours.


2012 Venues, Salisbury Cathedral, Virtual Tours, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Tourist Guiding

Driver Guide:



Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car licensed to drive vehicles up to 16 seats which provided under working arrangement. D1 & D1E 16 No No