Sarah Slater

Profile updated 21/05/24

Regional Qualification(s):

Southern England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07899794308

Contact guide

Introduction:

Thank you for visiting my profile page, I am delighted that you are considering a guided tour within the Southern Region of England.
My specialities are Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Salisbury including the Cathedral but I am also qualified to guide at many other sites within Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. These counties have a wealth of heritage for you to explore amongst its historic buildings, towns, gardens, coastline, rural landscapes and prehistoric monuments, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.
I can offer coach and/or walking tours within the Southern Region.
I am not a driver guide but can meet you at your chosen location or if your have transport arranged, I can meet you at your hotel and travel with you.
Having started my career within the arts, where I trained and worked as an actor, I have very good voice projection which comes in handy when battling against the elements.
I live on the Surrey/Hampshire border where I have worked guiding at Hampton Court Palace for many years. I enjoy walking and I am North Downs Way Ambassador.

Personal Interests:

Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle
History
Social History
Prehistory
16th Century, Tudors
17th Century, Stuarts
18th Century, Georgians Hanoverians

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

I have worked at Hampton Court Palace since 2008 and hold the additional White Badge Guide Lecturer qualification. Not only can I guide you around the art and architecture but I am an expert in social history and how royalty, courtiers and staff lived and worked inside the palace.
I very much enjoy guiding Windsor, Eton and Runnymede and I hold the coveted accreditation to guide in within Windsor Castle.
Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle House much of the Royal Collection.

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

I can lead specialist Ghost Tours at Hampton Court Palace where two 16th Century Queens plus many more haunt the galleries.
I can also offer my lecture titled 'Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace'.

Churches & Cathedrals

Salisbury Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Petersfield Physic Garden
Hampton Court Palace gardens

History & Prehistory

Tudors (16th Century)
Stuarts (17th Century)
Hanoverians/Georgians (18th Century)
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, Avebury and associated sites.

Walking Tours

Windsor
Eton
Runnymede
Salisbury

Royalty

The royal family has always fascinated me, particularly the Tudors, Stuarts and Hanoverians through to the present day.

Literature

I have always had a love of Jane Austen and I am now lucky to be able to guide in the county of Hampshire where the writer was born, lived and passed away I can guide you to her father's church where she spent her childhood, the house where she lived with her mother and sister, and the house where she passed before being buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Fashion

Kirtles, Corsets and Curtains is a lecture I offer discussing female fashion from the 16th Century through to the 20th Century.

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Driver Guide:

No