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I am delighted to offer my services as a Blue Badge Guide so please get in touch and I would be delighted to organise the perfect guided tour just for you. I am qualified to guide in both English and French.
I live just 5 minutes from the iconic and mysterious UNESCO World Heritage site of Stonehenge so have a unique local perspective. Please contact me and I can arrange a personalised guided tour for you, not just of the monument itself but of the wider Stonehenge landscape including the Neolithic settlement site at nearby Durrington Walls and the numerous Bronze Age burial mounds scattered across the area. If you wish to gain an even deeper insight into Neolithic Britain, I can arrange a visit to Devizes Museum and Salisbury Museum with their award-winning Prehistoric galleries and archaeological collections dating back to the time of Stonehenge.
In addition I offer guided tours of Windsor and Windsor Castle, Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, Bath, The Isle of Wight, Chichester, Dorset and the stunning Jurassic Coast. There are many other less well-known places to visit within the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex so if you have particular places you wish to explore I’m happy to help.
There are many stunning stately homes and beautiful gardens to visit in the area – Wilton House, Athelhampton House, Mottisfont, Petworth House, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Osborne House, Lacock Abbey, Mompesson House, Stourhead, Basildon Park and The Vyne to name but a few! Exploring these historic houses and their superb landscaped parks and gardens is a truly memorable experience.
My areas of particular interest include Gardens, Art and Literary tours such as Jane Austen themed visits. With a wealth of places to experience and discover, just call or email me and I can tailor a tour to your tastes and interests. Equally, if you have already planned a tour and would like me to be your guide, I would be delighted to join you.
I hope to hear from you soon so I can share the heritage, history and scenery of Southern England with you.
|Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Berkshire|
Countryside, Land management, Country pursuits, Country walks
The Stonhenge Landscape,
|Art/Paintings & Sculpture||
Roche Court Sculpture Park, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley, Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Impressionists, Rex and Laurence Whistler, Pallant House Gallery, Southampton Art Gallery, Russel-Cotes Museum, Petworth House, Wilton House, Chichester Cathedral
|Castles & Palaces||
Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Sherbourne Castle, Corfe Castle, Carisbroke Castle
Countryside pursuits, The New Forest, Brownsea Island, The Stonehenge Landscape, The Jurassic Coast, Rural Walks, Gilbert White, Country Estates and Parkland, The Cotswolds,
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Churches of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Berkshire, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, St George's Chapel Windsor, Mottisfont Abbey, Cotswolds Wool Churches, Romsey Abbey and many more
|Food & Drink||
Gin distilleries eg Bombay Sapphire, Local breweries and craft ales eg Ringwood Brewery, Wadworths Brewery Devizes
Pallant House Gallery Chichester, Southampton Art Gallery, Russell- Cotes Museum
Highclere Castle, Blenheim Palace, Mottisfont National Collection of Heritage Roses, Sir Harold Hillier Garden, Romsey, Stourhead, Rousham (William Kent), Broughton Castle, Sherbourne Castle, Wilton House, Capability Brown, Broughton Castle, Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park, Compton Acres, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Broadlands, University of Oxford Botanic Gardens
|History & Prehistory||
Romans, History of England, The Stonehenge Landscape, The Georgian Period
Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy and Wessex, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Caroll (Charles Dodgson), Dickens, Oxford
|Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries||
Midsomer Murders (Inspecteur Barnaby), Inspector Morse. Lewis, Endeavour (Oxford and surrounds), Agatha Christie, Salisbury Ghost Walk
Happy to be contacted by individuals and overseas tour operators to accompany groups and help plan tours. Bespoke tours arranged for individuals and small groups. Full guiding service in French available.
The Titanic, Sea City Museum Southampton, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard,Southampton, Bucklers Hard (Beaulieu Estate)
Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Sea City Museum Southampton, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire Museum (Devizes), Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford
Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, Southampton, The New Forest, The South Downs, Portsmouth, Chichester, Romsey, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bath
Gardens, Capability Brown, Salisbury Cathedral
TV and Film Locations, eg Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, Midsomer Murders (Inspecteur Barnaby), Harry Potter, Broadchurch, Far from the Madding Crowd
Bicester Village Oxfordshire, West Quay Southampton, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, City Centre shopping
Windsor, Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park, Savill Garden, Ascot, Eton, Osborne House
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Petworth House, Wilton House, Broughton Castle, Longleat, Sherbourne Castle, Kingson Lacy, The Vyne, Beaulieu Estate, Athelhampton House, Cliveden
Stonehenge, New Forest, Winchester, Bath, Salisbury, Oxford, Dorchester (Dorset), Dorchester on Thames, Southampton, Portsmouth