Sally Jacobs

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Southern England, South East England, London, South West, Cumbria



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The joy of working as a Guide is meeting lots of visitors, and making their holiday the best possible experience. I welcome day visitors but also regularly undertake tours around Britain as a Tour Manager - A delight because we have such a diversity of landscapes, historic sites and experiences to offer visitors. I regularly work with groups from the USA, Australia, Canada, India, and people from SE Asia and I'm often complimented on my very clear diction.

First time visitors will probably want to visit all the London attractions, as well as Bath, Brighton, Canterbury, Oxford, Salisbury, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Stonehenge, York and Windsor, plus the homes of writers, the rich and famous or royalty.

I am a Garden Tours specialist and in Spring and Summer visitors are amazed at the abundant colour, calm and beauty found in our historic and contempory gardens. If you are based in London, there are many opportunities to see fabulous gardens - just 90mins away, in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire or Oxfordshire.

If you want to go further - the choice is almost unlimited - from the Gardens of the Lake District to the semi-tropical gardens of the South West Coast of England. A keen walker, I also offer walks in historic towns, walks along our dramatic coastline, plus "A Day in the Country" walks (taking in a traditional pub for lunch).

Let me help you plan interesting excursions or tours for you or a group - anywhere in the UK. British Groups may be looking for smaller unusual attractions - off the beaten track - to match their interests and budget. Other incoming groups may demand a Scenic Tour encompassing all aspects of British life, or a Garden Tour, a visit to a Music Festival, or Special International Event. For student groups (UK and overseas) I can prepare visit "worksheets" to reinforce English language learning.

I am always open to new ideas, love meeting people from all over the world and want to share our great heritage. I now look forward to meeting you. Sally

Personal Interests:

Dorset Coast
New Forest and Beaulieu
Gardens of the Southern Counties
Wisley Gardens and Gardens in Kent and Sussex
Dover Excursions
Brighton, Rye and Sandwich Walks
Beatrix Potter's World
Lakes & Hadrians Wall
Gardens of Northern Britain
Southwalk, South Bank Walk
Westminster Walks
Cornish Gardens
Penwith Peninsular, Cornwall
Stonehenge and Avebury
Dartmoor and Agatha Cristie and Cream Teas.
Bath Heritage Trail
Ships and Maritime Britain
Art Galleries
Historic Houses
Writers and their Homes
Cotswold Gardens

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My interest in gardens extends to all landscapes, birds, wildlife, plants, rivers, and the impact of various forms of agriculture. I offer Guided landscape walks and tours to Nature Reserves.

Maritime Britain

Lectures and Tours - Historic Ships and Lighthouses, Coastal defences through the Ages, The Cinque Ports, Coastal Walks Flora and Fauna.


Much of my work involves garden tours (From 1 to 14 days). What sort of garden interests you? Botanical, sea cliff, organic,rose, arts and crafts, rhododendron and azaleas, herb, lavender, rock, vegetable the list goes on and on - all can be found, wherever you are staying! Visitors in London particularly enjoy RHS Wisley, The Savil Garden at Windsor, Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place. Garden tours to Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, Devon and Cornwall, Northumberland and the Lake District.

History & Prehistory

Variety is the spice of life! Portsmouth naval dockyard, Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, Brighton Pavilion, Dover Castle - use a guide with enthusiasm and knowledge.

Lecture Subjects

Fanny Burney - writer
Jane Austen's Life and Times
Garden Development and Design
Helen Allingham - Watercolour Artist Re-Appraised
Historic Ships and Life in Nelson's Navy
Historic Trades of Surrey

London Areas in Depth

Chelsea Physic Garden
Kew Gardens
Hampton Court Gardens
London Parks

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Hever Castle
Petworth House
Penshurst Place
Polesden Lacy
Hatfield House
Blenheim Place


Classical music is my passion, Opera, Church Music, Orchestral and small ensembles. If you share my love, let me put together a special tour taking in the Music Festivals around the country.

Regional Tours

I offer Extended tours around the UK to British highlight sights (length 4 days +) to The Cotswolds, The Lake District and Hadrians Wall, The South Coast and Isle of Wight, Devon and Cornwall, Kent and Sussex.
Or just enjoy days out in Brighton, Windsor and Eton, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Hever Castle, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Dover, Oxford, Stratford on Avon, Bath, Jane Austen's house, Winchester, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Arundel Castle. Just state your preferences and I can design a tour for you.


In depth knowledge of Vernacular Architecture, the British Architectural Heritage and Eccesiasical Architecture.


Windsor & Eton, Windsor Castle, York Minster

Additional Qualifications:

BSc.(Hons), Dip. Ed.

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