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Mike James

Mike James' passion for the Cotswolds has been described by his former clients as one of his finest qualities. With a personal service for individuals or groups of any size, Mike offers a tailored service to suit your needs. Take anything from a short walking tour of Regency Cheltenham to multi-day tours of Cotswold towns and villages.  Mike also offers themed tours to help make your visit extra special. Choose from themes such as arts, architecture, geology, history, nature, tv & movies etc. Spontaneous opportunities to see something unexpected are Mike's forte and he's always on the look out for chances to surprise and delight visitors!

On one of Mike's tours you might hear anecdotal tales of haunted houses! Or stories of major historical events such as the Battle of Tewkesbury. Or tales of the invention of the jet engine in Cheltenham.  The region is also full of popular filming locations such as:

  • - Gloucester Cathedral ("Harry Potter")
  • - Chastleton House ("Wolf Hall")
  • - Chavenage ("Poldark")
  • - Bath ("Sherlock", "Persuasion", "Les Miserables", "In Pursuit of Love", & "Bridgerton")
  • - or the beautiful Slad Valley ("Cider with Rosie").


Whether you are passing through or staying for an extended visit, Mike James will help you plan for everything you need, with as much flexibility as you prefer, to make your visit to the Cotswolds an unforgettable experience with memories you'll treasure forever!