Discover the regions cities
Skyline of Birmingham
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Discover the regions shops
Birmingham Bullring
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Discover the regions castles
Warwick Castle
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Discover the regions county estates
The Bridge at Blenheim palace
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About us

We both hold the Blue Badge (the highest level qualification for a British tourist guide) for the Heart of England region, which comprises  Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cotswolds, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Cherwell &  West Oxfordshire, and we are members of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and Ian is also a member the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.

 

Ian

I was born and raised in Nottingham, although I have made my home in Birmingham after earning my degree at the university here.

I have experience of guiding and tour management throughout the whole of Europe, however I now specialise in England, Wales and the Scottish  borders.

I am fluent in English and German, and I am qualified to guide in both languages. I am a member of the Chartered  Institute of Linguists.

I have planned tours and guided for groups and individuals as varied as a Birmingham city tour for an Austrian football team’s supporters club, a day tour of the Cotswolds for a group of people celebrating a gentleman’s 60th birthday, and a tour of Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery for a group  of French trainee teachers.

 

 

Michael

Born just North of London, I made my home in the “Heart of England” when work brought me here in the late 80’s.

An engineer by trade I have spent the last 25 years in adult training, public speaking, guiding and tour management

I have planned tours and guided for groups as diverse as a troupe of Korean Dancers around the Cotswolds, Irish F1 race fans to the British Grand Prix, Scout and Guide groups around Birmingham’s haunted sites and a group of Australian and New Zealand restoration enthusiasts on a 21 day round Britain Industrial Heritage tour.

Whilst my work has taken me worldwide I love the area in which I have settled. In 2015 I was lucky enough to have been appointed Town Crier for Warwick. Whether you choose to travel by coach, take a leisurely cycle or walk, my enthusiastic style, makes me a great choice as a Guide that can both inform and entertain.