Our Tours

Here you'll find a full list of the tours that we offer.

 

We offer some of our tours in various formats, from private tours, pre-arranged group tours, virtual tours and downloadable tour guides. 

Bath Walking Tours
Bath Walking Tours

The magnificent city of Bath is a World Heritage Site set in the southern Cotswold Hills is renowned for its glorious Georgian architecture and remarkable Roman Baths. Join this walking tour to discover the stories of the characters, lives and events behind and below the grand facades. We explore the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge and the ancient core of the city around the Abbey, the thermal springs and the spa centre.

Cities

Somerset Country towns
Somerset Country towns

This small market town has the sense of quiet country life sustained by the people and countryside around. Yet Somerton was once capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, its position on a defendable hilltop witness to less stable times. Its name is intrinsically linked with the county of Somersetshire; the home of the Summer people. Nowadays the quiet of Broad Street and Cow Square tell of centuries of good farming on the Somerset soils and a thriving market economy. On this walking tour we explore the squares, alleyways and buildings of the town to uncover the stories of the people who made Somerton as we see it and those from times before written memory. On market days we finish our tour with an introduction to local produce and foodie treats.

Cities

The Churchill Tour
The Churchill Tour

The Churchills, possibly the most famous non-royal family in England, have origins in south-west England in medieval and Tudor times. In Stuart and modern times the military and political abilities of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough and Sir Winston Churchill in the Twentieth Century have placed them at the centre of European and world events. This tour visits the less well known sites across southern England to explore the wider story of their achievements and influence in times of war and peace.

Heritage Tours

D-Day Hampshire US Connections
D-Day Hampshire US Connections

The idyllic country villages of Hampshire and the great maritime ports of Portsmouth and Southampton played a vital role in the preparations and launch of D-Day. From November 1943 the county became part of a massive military training depot as British, U.S. and Allied troops assembled across southern England.

Heritage Tours

D-Day

D-Day Dorset US Connections
D-Day Dorset US Connections

The small rural county of Dorset sits directly opposite the Cherbourg Peninsular and, consequently, played a vital role in the preparations and embarkation for D-Day and the liberation of Europe. From November 1943 Dorset became part of a massive military training depot as British, U.S. and Allied troops assembled across southern England.

Heritage Tours

D-Day

Dartmouth Pilgrim Fathers’ Haven
Dartmouth Pilgrim Fathers’ Haven

Spend the day exploring one of Devon’s most historic and scenic harbour towns and the stunning estuary of the River Dart set deep in the Devon landscape. Your qualified Blue Badge Guide will bring alive the local stories of the Pilgrim Fathers as they share with you the history of the people and the locations that are key to the start of their journey to America.

Heritage Tours

Mayflower 400

Dorset Faith and Enterprise
in the New World
Dorset Faith and Enterprise
in the New World

The county of Dorset sent many founding settlers to the East Coast of North America; from Roanoke, Jamestown and Massachusetts to Newfoundland and Bermuda. This tour goes off the beaten track in rural Dorset to tell the story of Sir Walter Raleigh, trace evidence of the Washington family and the Stars and Stripes and discover how Dorset’s pilgrims set up founding settlements to forge their own story in the New World.

Heritage Tours

Mayflower 400

Thomas Hardy – a Wessex Life
Thomas Hardy – a Wessex Life

Thomas Hardy is much loved for his ability to capture the dramas and landscapes of rural in England in the 19th Century. We visit the villages, towns and countryside he knew so intimately following the course of his great novels, his life and the locations used for works such as Far From the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

Culture

Wessex Life

Founding Connections - Windsor, Runnymede, Salisbury and Southampton
Founding Connections - Windsor, Runnymede, Salisbury and Southampton

Trace the story of the key royal, constitutional and founding links between the United States and United Kingdom visiting some of the most iconic sites in southern England. Your qualified Blue Badge Guide will reveal, at each location you visit, fascinating details of how the foundations of the special relationship between the rulers and people of both nations were forged.

Heritage Tours

Mayflower 400

Plymouth
Plymouth

Enjoy a guided tour of old Plymouth, the Barbican and Hoe, and visit superb exhibitions about Mayflower that tell the story of the Pilgrims’ mission.Take a guided trip to Buckland Abbey, the Drake family home, to discover Sir Francis Drake’s story and the great changes that took place in Tudor England and ultimately giving rise to the great migration westwards, across the Atlantic.

Heritage Tours

Mayflower 400

Oh we do love to be beside the Seaside
Oh we do love to be beside the Seaside

The British love a seaside holiday – never mind the weather. The south west coast of England offers wonderful cliff-top landscapes, clean beaches, charming seaside towns, artistic inspiration and excellent food.

Culture

Seaside towns, beaches, ice cream and fish'n chips

How the other half Live – English homes rich and poor!
How the other half Live – English homes rich and poor!

An Englishman’s home is his castle so the saying goes… Southern England has some of the most magnificent of stately homes, imposing castles and comfortable manor houses as well as charming thatched cottages and Georgian gems. Experience their individual charms and learn about their special histories.

Culture

English homes rich and poor!

Art and Drama in Cornwall
Art and Drama in Cornwall

Cornwall is loved by artists for its inspirational landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and the nature of the light on the surrounding seas. The Cornish schools have pioneered the visual arts in Britain since the 19th Century. Cornish culture has deep Celtic roots threaded with myths and legends kept alive by storytellers, playwrights and songsters.

Culture

Inspired by light and landscape

Jane Austen – Hampshire to Bath and Lyme Regis
Jane Austen – Hampshire to Bath and Lyme Regis

Jane Austen’s novels are set in the landscape and culture of privileged society of Regency England. Hampshire was her beloved home whilst Bath and Dorset provided inspiration for her plots. This 2 day tour explores both areas uncovering sites she knew and film locations used to portray her books on screen.

Culture

Landscapes and Loves

Royal Connections - Windsor, Winchester
Royal Connections - Windsor, Winchester

Discover two of the most significant sites in the story of the British monarchy. Windsor Castle is the Queen’s weekend home, a Norman fortress and a favourite location for royal marriages. And Winchester, England’s first capital, is an ancient city brimming with 1500 years of royal history including King Arthur, Alfred the Great and the Merry Monarch, Charles II. 

Heritage Tours

The British Monarchy

Legendary Kings of the West Country: Arthur and Alfred
Legendary Kings of the West Country: Arthur and Alfred

The quieter corners of the west of England are home to many ancient stories and legends. King Arthur and King Alfred the Great are amongst the best known and most enigmatic. This tour begins in Glastonbury and explores a range of sites off the beaten track linked with what we believe we know about these heroic leaders.

Heritage Tours

King Arthur and Alfred the Great

Great Historic Houses and Castles
Great Historic Houses and Castles

The manor houses, stately homes and castles of England are time capsules of power, privilege, architecture and art that reveal much about the story of England’s past and the great families that owned them. There are superb examples from different historical periods in every county across southern England. A themed tour might explore the art of the great houses or the story of a particular family or you might choose to visit a favourite stately home as part of a wider tour.

Heritage Tours

Time capsules of power and privilege

City Tours – Winchester, Bath, Salisbury, Wells and Exeter, Portsmouth, Southampton, Plymouth and Bristol
City Tours – Winchester, Bath, Salisbury, Wells and Exeter, Portsmouth, Southampton, Plymouth and Bristol

From Royal capital to global trading ports and great ecclesiastical centres southern England has a range of fascinating cities to explore on foot. My walking tours uncover fascinating stories of the people and history behind the buildings, monuments and culture we find.

Heritage Tours

Cathedrals, Churches and Monasteries
Cathedrals, Churches and Monasteries

From parish church to the great cathedrals the religious buildings of England are amongst the most awe-inspiring and humbling places to explore. Winchester was once the largest religious complex north of the Alps, Salisbury is a masterpiece of gothic architecture and Wells considered by some to be the most beautiful of English cathedrals. Exeter, Gloucester and Chichester cathedrals are equally fascinating whilst St George’s Chapel, Bath Abbey or the Methodist and non-conformist chapels of later centuries have great stories to tell. Explore England’s religious heritage as a themed tour or visit your chosen sites as part of a wider tour.

Heritage Tours

The story of Christianity in England

The Mayflower City
The Mayflower City

Southern England abounds with the evidence of the ancient peoples of Britain. The great monuments at Stonehenge and Avebury are globally renowned and there is so much more to discover hidden in the surrounding landscapes and superb museums of Wiltshire and Dorset. Join this tour to learn what archaeology has revealed about the prehistoric landscape and the astounding technical and cultural accomplishments of our ancestors.

Heritage Tours

Explore the prehistoric archaeology of Wiltshire and Dorset

The Jurassic Coast - Dorset
The Jurassic Coast - Dorset

The Jurassic Coast - Dorset The Dorset Jurassic coast offers stunning scenery, glorious walks and intriguing stories. Recognised for the global significance of its landforms and fossils its World Heritage Site status is well deserved. The dynamic cliffs and beaches, sculpted by time and weather have long given artists and authors inspiration.

Country and Coast

Discover Dorset’s World Heritage Coast

The Cornish Coast
The Cornish Coast

The Cornish Coast
There is nowhere to match the far west of Cornwall for its coastline, myths and legends and artistic heritage. Its cultural identity and long traditions of fishing and mining have shaped the landscape whilst the quality of the light and the magnetism of the sea have drawn artists and travellers in more recent times.

Country and Coast

Discover the far west coast of England

The English Riviera
The English Riviera

The English Riviera of South Devon is renowned for its sub-tropical climate, sandy beaches and healthy air. Its rich maritime and cultural heritage combined with beautiful views, excellent local food and a few local mysteries make for an excellent break by the sea.

Country and Coast

Devon's holiday coast

The Wessex Heartlands
The Wessex Heartlands

Wessex, King Alfred’s ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom forms the heart of southern England. A mixture of sweeping landscapes and rich farmlands, this rural area offers scenic drives, ancient monuments, picturesque villages and the beautiful cities of Bath and Salisbury.

Country and Coast

The birthplace of England

Somerset Levels, Mumps, Moors and Legends
Somerset Levels, Mumps, Moors and Legends

Somerset has some of the most varied and enigmatic landscapes in England. Known for its cheese and cider and its myths, legends, folklore and even biblical connections. Dotted with unspoilt villages, quiet towns, bustling seaside resorts and the splendid, very English glory of the city of Wells, it is a surprising and charming county to visit.

Country and Coast

Explore the ancient landscapes and quiet corners of Somerset

The New Forest
The New Forest

The New Forest, a National Park, was once a hunting ground for Norman kings. This unique landscape retains its medieval character of wide heathlands and mature oak forests. The foresters still follow ancient farming practices that allow their ponies, the architects of the forest, to roam free all year. The ancient local towns, thatched cottages and the forest’s coastal edge make this a day of contrasts and variety.

Country and Coast

Royal hunting ground and National Park

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