Welcome to The Cotswolds and Gloucestershire!
We are a network of Blue Badge Tourist Guides, qualified by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, providing freelance tourist guiding services across the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire region.
Use the links in the above menu to find about more about the services offered by our members, or scroll down to read each guides profile. If you wish to book the services of one of our guides click on their profile to contact them directly (we do not offer a centralised booking service).
I've lived in the beautiful Cotswolds for 30 years and I love sharing its stories, sights and surprises on walking, online and bespoke tours.
Graham is based in the Thames Valley so is very handily placed to meet you for tours of the Cotswolds and further afield, such as Oxford, Windsor and the Chiltern Hills.
The beautiful Cotswolds is the area where Mary lives, working with coach and walking tours covering both town and countryside. It’s agriculture, gardens, history, literature and architecture have so much to offer all visitors.
I'm a tour guide for coach and walking tours throughout the Heart of England region. Sample coach tour itineraries offered include the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and the Industrial Revolution sites in Shropshire.
With a background in History and experience in tourism, Helen can tailor your tour to particular interests and needs, to maximise the time you have here.
Offering a bespoke service for groups of any size, Mike can organise all kinds of adventures, from walking in the countryside to touring film locations or haunted backstreets and much more!
As a native speaker of German, I have been living in the South West for over 20 years, and take a particular pleasure in working with German groups, showing and explaining the many fascinating aspects of British life and culture.
Phil has always taken a keen interest in history, both local and national and enjoys sharing his knowledge gained through his years of exploring the region.
Robert grew up near Bristol and then spent 27 years working in London. Recently qualified in December 2014 as a Blue Badge Guide for the South West, he has an immense pride in the South West and its history.
Vicky enjoys creating bespoke tours to suit the needs of both individual travellers and small or larger groups.
I'm a bright, informative and entertaining Blue Badge tour guide for the Heart of England with an eye for the unusual and a knack for storytelling.
Cheryl’s tours are tailored specifically for you. Whatever your interests Regency or Romans, painters or poets, churches or gardens or just stunning countryside and charming chocolate box villages, the Cotswolds has it all – oh and lots of sheep!
Roger Bailey is a Heart of England Blue Badge Tourist Guide, who has been guiding since 1995 and covers the whole region with both guided walking and coach tours.
Jane has lived in the Heart of England for over 35 years and knows Gloucestershire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire well.
Robin has been working in the heritage sector for about 8 years, and within this his favourite activity has always been sharing true stories about the historic places where he has worked, and the people linked with them.
Having lived in the UK since 1998, multilingual Christel loves sharing the gems and secrets she has learned about the beautiful South West of England
I have shown many holidaymakers around our stunningly beautiful countryside with its winding roads, hidden valleys and picturesque medieval villages. It's an area "frozen in time" a beautifully preserved piece of 'Olde England.'
Tabby is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Join her to discover the countryside, towns and villages of the Cotswolds. She can arrange coach tours or transport by private car, but she particularly recommends exploring on foot.
A walking tour with Roberta in the delightful Spa town of Cheltenham will take you back in time to the Georgian period and the 'Age of Elegance'.
After a career in Modern Languages, Kay found the ideal way to share her love of the glorious landscapes, towns and houses of the Cotswolds in tour guiding.
I grew up in the West Country and still have family ties to Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Following employment in the military and medicine, I am now involved full-time in tourism.
Guiding since 1997, leading coach tours of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds & walking tours of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Chipping Campden, Broadway and Burford, & country walks.
Ian's great passion is for the region’s history, from the Romans right through to the present day; and for its literary heritage.
Over many years I have visited some wonderful places around the world, with all these experiences, I am confident that the Cotswolds will give as much enjoyment and interest as anywhere in the world.
Andy has a real understanding for all things South-West England and just loves Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.