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WALKING TOURS IN THE UK

ABOUT US

LOCAL GUIDES | LOCAL EXPERIENCES

Hi we’re Liv and Jenny, we founded this company in 2017, because we understand how important it is to meet and spend time with a local when you visit a new place. We initially took the tours ourself, before expanding into a group of guides, each who bring their own spin to the tours.

In each place, all of our guides are guides because they are passionate about the city and they want to share its beauty with you! Our guides come from all walks of life, and all have their own unique experiences of their hometown, which is what makes every tour unique. We hope to see you on one of our tours soon.

We don’t just offer your standard history tours, we have unique experiences too! You can book any day from now until the end of 2024.

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MEET OUR GUIDES

GLASGOW

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CARON

Welcome tae Glasgow! I’m Caron and I’ve been working for walking tours since 2018. I am a tour guide as well as an aromatherapist with my own wee south side business called Ru Moon. Glasgow is one of the great loves of my life followed by my cats & my dug! I’ve had the privilege of discovering the beauties of my own city with braw folk on holiday as well as bonnie locals. My proudest achievement is our LGBTQ+ history tour. I am a passionate advocate for our street art as well as Graffiti here in Glasgow and I look forward to seeing you on one of my tours!

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LOUISE

Hi, my name is Louise. I am a 7th generation Glaswegian, so in a way the city is fused into my DNA. I’m a history graduate, who loves telling visitors the vibrant, many layered stories of my beautiful city. It’s a wonderful city to live in and I look forward to telling you all about the history of Glasgow and its people on one of my tours.

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KATRINA

Hello! My name is Katrina and I am a retired teacher. I love living in Glasgow as it is such a vibrant city with a rich historical past and so much to offer in terms of art, music and sport. I am looking forward to showing you the sights of my city and highlighting the fact that “People Make Glasgow”.

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BARBARA

Hi, I’m Tour Guide Barbara and I look forward to showing you our fun loving, culture packed, electric city of Glasgow. I have worked in many of our attractions, studied history here, shopped (too much) here and will probably never be wearing sensible walking shoes on our tours, see you soon!

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MARY

Hello! My name is Mary and I am a Philosophy student at the University of Glasgow. I have a particular interest in the work and impact of Scottish philosophers and writers. I was born in Glasgow and it has been home to my family for generations. I’m so excited to continue exploring and sharing the history and culture of such a vibrant and significant city!

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LIZ

Hi, my name is Liz and I am Glasgow born and bred. I love the people, history and culture of the city and I look forward to sharing all this vibrant city has to offer on one of our tours very soon.

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DAVID

Hi I’m David, I was born and have lived here in Glasgow all my life, and i’m still in the city studying Zoology at the University of Glasgow. I aim to help paint a picture of our wonderful city and I think more importantly the people that live in it, I hope to see you along on a tour soon and look forward to showing you around Glasgow!

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STEPHEN

Born on the southside of the River Clyde and raised in the east end I am a native Glaswegian. Schooled at St Mungo’s Academy I studied English & History at the University of Stirling and completed my further education at Glasgow Caledonian University with a PgDip in Energy & Environmental Management. I love football, books, music and (nearly) all things Glaswegian. It’s my privilege to be able to spend time walking, chatting and laughing with visitors to this dear green place and I look forward to welcoming you to ‘Glesga’ on one of our tours soon.

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MARIA

Hi, my name is Maria! I moved to Glasgow in 2020 to study History and Politics at the University of Glasgow and quickly fell in love with the city: its rich and fascinating history; the jumble of architectural styles reflecting different historical eras and visions; its vibrant and diverse cultural scene and its many heritage sites; and of course the welcoming and humorous Glaswegians! I am excited to share my passion for this city with more of you!

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MORAG

Hello – My name is Morag and I promise you a warm welcome to Glasgow on our interesting walking tour of this wonderful city. I was born and raised in Glasgow and as a passionate walker have covered many parts of the world such as the Camino De Santiago in Spain, Roman Hadrian’s wall & the west highland way. I’ve also climbed a few Munro’s. I’m now semi retired and in my spare time I love travelling, swimming, yoga, cooking and meeting people from all over the world so I look forward to guiding you around our fantastic city. #peoplemakeglasgow

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GABE

Hi! I’m Gabe. I’m a comedian, journalist and tour guide. I’ve run walking tours in Paris and Dublin, but Glasgow is my favourite place to run tours. It’s where I’m from and there’s loads of interesting things to see and do here! My family genuinely invented the small plastic lawn flamingo.

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DAVE

Hello all, I am Dave and I’m proud to call myself a Glaswegian. I was born in the very heart of the city centre at Rottenrow when there was a maternity hospital there and I now live on the city’s southside. I am passionate about my city’s history and its people which I share on my Youtube channel but nothing beats meeting visitors and sharing the stories of astonishing Glasgow on a walking tour. Scratch the city’s sometimes hard surface and you will find events and people who have shaped the world we live in today. I look forward to seeing you on a Walking tour in Glasgow very soon.

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SARAH

Hi, I’m Sarah and I am a History and Classics student at the University of Glasgow. I have lived in the area for over 12 years and I have always felt welcome in my adopted home. I love how Glasgow combines many layers of ancient and modern history and I can’t wait to share it with you.

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SOPHIE

Hi! I’m Sophie, a student living and learning in Glasgow. I love this city, its people and its history – I’m so excited to share it with you! I want to show you why I chose to stay here to study (why would I go anywhere else?) and why it is one of the bounciest, brightest and best cities to visit – I want you to finish your trip, and immediately book another trip back!

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HOPE

My name is Hope and as a Glasgow native, I look forward to showing you how culture and historically rich this city is and how Glaswegians from the past have shaped the world that we live in today. My aim is to show you just why our city’s slogan is ‘People Make Glasgow’ as the people are what make Glasgow so unique.

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VAS

My name’s Vas! Originally from up north, I moved down to Glasgow in 2021 to study at the University of Strathclyde. Though I’m not Glaswegian I’m incredibly passionate about the city; love finding out and sharing fun facts I learn through my course. Studying Architecture means I’ve studied Glasgow’s culture, history and buildings for most of my adult life. Keen to share the cities secrets and stories with anyone and everyone!

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GRACE

Hi everyone, my name is Grace! Glasgow has been my home for the last few years, and I absolutely love it here. I’m very interested in learning about how the history of Glasgow has shaped it into the city it is today, and I’m really excited to share this with you. Glasgow has certainly earned its reputation for being home to some of the most vibrant people in the world, but it’s made evermore vibrant by the wonderful people who visit our city, so I look forward to welcoming you!

EDINBURGH

STEVEN

Hi, I’m Steven, however, please call me Mojo… I’ll explain on the tour. I feel very fortunate to be a native of Edinburgh. Its people and diversity create an enchanting culture and history which I’d love to share with you. I’m also a football referee; one who very much prefers walking tour bookings, to yellow card “bookings”!!!

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IAN

Hi! Welcome to Edinburgh. I’m an Edinburgh laddie born and bred. I recently retired after working the last 25 years as a train driver from Edinburgh Waverley Station. I have a passion for, and I’m very proud of my home town. I truly believe it is the most beautiful city in the world and would like to share a little of its culture and unique history with you!

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MORAG

Hi there, my name is Morag, known to most as Mo. I’ve lived in Edinburgh for about 20 years, before that I lived in the Scottish Borders. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful Edinburgh (and the whole of Scotland for that matter) is……!! I look forward to showing you around some of Edinburgh’s sights soon!!

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TANJA

Hi, welcome to Edinburgh! I am proud to call this outstanding city home and passionate about helping visitors from around the world to discover hidden places, ancient history and the modern Scotland. My idea of a perfect town excursion is joining facts and entertainment by giving people a clear sense of the big picture and why it looks like that and then bring it to life with telling details and curious stories. Can’t wait to take you on tour!

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HOLLY

Hiya, I’m Holly! I’m an undergraduate History of Art and English Literature student at the University of Edinburgh. This city is overflowing with culture, history, and livelihood. It is an absolute pleasure having the opportunity to share it all with you on your visit!

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PHIL

Hi my name is Phil, and I’ve been lucky enough to live in Scotland’s capital for 55 years. I love it as a place to live. Its history, its culture and its weather (that’s a joke by the way!) make it a truly wonderful city and I’d be delighted to help you get to know it. Welcome!

STIRLING

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GEORGIA

>Hello! My name is Georgia and I am a second-year student at the University of Stirling. I am currently studying English and Journalism and I hope to become an international school teacher one day. I was born in China, grew up in Thailand, but I am Scottish and South African. I love showing people around my new home and helping you learn about some of the incredible history of Stirling.

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BETH

Hello! My name is Beth and I am currently in my third year of an English and Linguistics degree at the University of Stirling. Originally from a rainy valley in Lancashire, I absolutely adore Stirling and fell in love with the surrounding countryside when I came here to study; I look forward to sharing my passion with my tour groups! Stirling has a rich past and has been the backdrop for many dramatic moments in Scottish, British, even European history, from the Ice Age right through to the present day. Come and discover Stirling’s past!

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JANE

Hello, I’m Jane. My interest in history was nurtured in my very early years. Working in and around Stirling for many years, I became immersed in its dramatic history. I encountered villains, heroes and heroines – ordinary people as well as stars of Hollywood Blockbusters. All this is played out in the very compact space of Stirling Old Town. I can’t wait to show you the city I love.

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DONNIE

Hello, my name is Donnie and I am proud to be a native of Stirling or as we say here, a son of the rock. I retired in 2022 and when not golfing, curling or playing the bagpipes I enjoy sharing the historical past and highlights of my home city. Stirling is packed with fascinating history and beautiful scenery which I look forward to exploring with you.

ST ANDREWS

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JAMES

Hi, I am James. What I love about St Andrews, is that I believe the town is akin to a unique whisky or swatch of Harris Tweed. It has within it innumerable strands, patterns, characters and evocative images. I look forward to sharing them with you, in order that St Andrews becomes much more than an Auld Grey Toun on one of our town tours.

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IAIN

Hi, I’m Iain! I’m a first year, soon to be second year, Philosophy student at the University of St Andrews. I’ve been coming up to St Andrews since I was born, so I’ll be more than happy to show you around the town I love! See you on a tour soon.

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ANNA

Hello, I’m Anna! I’m going into my third year studying International Relations and Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the town, its strange and colourful history, and its many quirky traditions, which I’d love to share with you!

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DUGALD

Hi, my name is Dugald. I grew up in and around St Andrews, and I have started a Physics degree at the University here as well. I enjoy playing Scottish folk music on a variety of instruments. St Andrews is one of my favourite places to spend time, from the cliffs to the cathedral, and I can’t wait to show you around!

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VERITY

Hi, my name is Verity, and I graduated from the University of St Andrews in June 2022 with a degree in History. I love to share my experiences as a student in St Andrews – or as we call it, ‘the bubble’ – as well as the town’s long and tumultuous history. The cobbled streets can be deceiving, and I can’t wait to show you the quirks, secrets, and stories that St Andrews hides under its surface!

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CATE

Hello! I’m Cate. St Andrews is a beautiful, ancient town which has a special place in my heart. It’s where I went to school and spent many wonderful days of my childhood. As a painter and writer there’s much to inspire! Today I live close by and often visit the stunning West Sands beach with my dog Basil. There’s a lot to discover: the Castle, Cathedral, Old Course, the town’s fascinating history, walks and great views. I hope you’ll come and experience this lovely town!

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JOHN

Hi there my name is John and after having a holiday home here for some 15 years on my retirement in 2016 I moved permanently, and it’s without doubt one of the best things I have ever done. The town is simply exceptional for its coastal beauty, being the home of golf, its University life and the intriguing part it played in Scottish history , and I now get to walk and talk about it to the towns many interested visitors.

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CICI

Hi, my name is Cici. I was born in the North of Scotland but view St Andrews as my true home. I feel very privileged to live and work in St Andrews passing on my knowledge and appreciation for this beautiful, medieval, and Royal town. I look forward to welcoming you here soon for an enjoyable and fun walking tour!

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CAROL

Hello! I’m Carol and I feel very lucky to live in the beautiful town of St Andrews. I love everything to do with history and golf and there is always something new to learn! I hope to see you on a tour soon and I look forward to showing you around St Andrews.

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RICHARD

Hi, I’m Richard. My connection with St Andrews goes back to my 4 years here at University in the late 80’s. After University I worked around the UK and in Arizona for 17 years. However, over those 30 years I returned to St Andrews at least once a year to spend time in this special place. My retirement has brought me back to St Andrews and I look forward to sharing some of the magical history of The Old Course and my own deep connection with this town and the golf that is at its heart.

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TRICIA

Growing up, St Andrews was my playground.  From the age of four, I went to school here, spending summers on the West Sands.  It’s part of who I am.  Steeped in history – and in memories – life brought me back in 2019.  Now, spending my days writing (almost finished my first book) – and walking on the beach – it’s time for some balance; time to impart my love of the town, my knowledge and, inevitably, some anecdotes.!

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JUDITH

Hi – I’m Judith and I have lived in and around St Andrews for the last 10 years. I have a passion for history and for art, and particularly love the character and wealth of history that can be found in this small but beautiful old town. I’m still exploring, and hope to share some of my discoveries with you!

INVERNESS

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SIMON

Hello, my name is Simon and I have lived in the Highlands for over 20 years. I have a passion for Inverness with its rich, diverse culture and history through the ages. Currently studying with the University of the Highlands and Islands, I am very much looking forward to meeting you and introducing some of the cities best, most varied stories.

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DOUG

Hi, I’m Doug and I was born and raised in the bonny Highlands. A graduate of UHI, I am an archaeologist and historian, but my passions run to folklore, music and climbing mountains. In a previous life, I was a fairly successful chef. I am sure I can recommend a good place to eat. Or drink – Slainte!

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CHRISTINE

My name is Christine and although I hail from the English Midlands I have lived in and around Inverness for the last 35 years and so consider myself a honorary local.  I just love this part of the world with its magnificent countryside and fascinating culture, which together give us some wonderful stories to tell you.  When I’m not walking around Inverness I enjoy riding my horse, walking my dog or engaging in mind games with my two cats.  I also do a bit of AmDram when the opportunity arises.  I look forward to meeting you and showing you a little of our wonderful city.

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SARAH

Hi, I am Sarah and I have been part of the Highlands for almost 30 years. More importantly, the Highlands have become part of who I am. After a number of years of working overseas, it is a delight to share the incredible Highlands with visitors to the area.

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STEVE

Hi, My name is Steve, I am a retired adult educator. My background academically is in British literature but my private passion is Scottish History. Originally from Liverpool, I have traveled widely for work but eventually settled with my then-newish second wife in Inverness
25 years ago. A quarter century is a fantastic amount of time to learn about an area’s history, folklore, and
tales. As a trained storyteller, I look forward to sharing my city with you.

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GILL

My name is Gill and I live south west of Inverness, between Loch Ness and Glen Affric, and enjoy the best of both worlds. The history of the city and surrounding area is fascinating. As my career was in tourism and heritage, I love meeting guests from all over the world.

OBAN

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EVA

Hi! My name is Eva, I was born and raised on Hungary, moved to Scotland in 2016 and fell in love with Oban in the first minutes I’ve arrived. Love how kind and helpful Obanites are, and how beautifully special this place is. I feel honored to guide our guests around and I hope they injoy the blether as I do. Welcome to Oban

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OLIVIA

Hi I’m Olivia and was drawn to Scotland’s remote landscapes whilst on a cycle tour around the UK in 2022. After passing through Oban on this trip and living for a time on the island of Kererra across the water from Oban, I fell in love with the area. I decided to move back a year later and continue exploring! I’m a keen cyclist, forager, and cold-water swimmer in my spare time and Oban is the perfect place to be! As a history graduate, I enjoy telling visitors about the Oban’s place in history and as a gateway to the inner and outer Hebrides. 

ABERDEEN

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STEPH

Hiya! I’m Steph, one of the guides for the Granite City. I moved to Aberdeen 5 years ago from Edinburgh to study Art & Design at Grays School of Art and I ended up falling totally in love with the city’s history, architecture and art scene; so here I am now showing all of you lovely people all I can around and about our fab wee city, hoping you’ll love it too!

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BRONWYN

Hi, I’m Bronwyn, I was born in Aberdeen and brought up in Aberdeenshire. I am a local artist and student. I love the architecture of Aberdeen. I suggest when out in any city to look up at the buildings. We often spend all our time looking straight forward and miss some beautiful architectural features. Looking forward to showing you around the city and sharing my knowledge.

WILLOW

Hi, I’m Willow, I’m currently a fourth year student at the University of Aberdeen. I moved to the City four years ago from Moray, since then I have loved the atmosphere of the city. Specifically the gorgeous artwork and the cities history which sometimes involves a lot of ghosts eeek. Im very exited to show you some of the highlights of this city.

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY

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MARION

Hi, I’m Marion.  I’ve lived in the beautiful community of South Queensferry for over 35 years.  I am a semi retired teacher and love walking and telling stories about the unique environments of South Queensferry and Incholm Island.  There is so much history and so many stories in this small place – I look forward to sharing it all with you.

WINDSOR

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DEBORAH

Hi, I have lived in Windsor most of my life and have been lucky enough to go to school, run a business and bring up my family here. I studied history at University so love living in a town with such an interesting and colourful past. I hope you will enjoy delving into all the history, culture, and beauty that this town has to offer. I look forward to welcoming you.

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CELESTE

Heya! I’m Celeste and I’m an actor, musician and singer. I grew up in Windsor and it’s a very special place for me – I look forward to showing you round the best bits. It’s such a unique, pretty town, you’ll love it!

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SOPHIE

Hi, I’m Sophie. Originally from France, I have lived in or around Windsor for 7 years now and my passion for history has helped me discover lot of amazing stories and places to see in town. I would love to share stories about Windsor Castle and the Royal family with you.

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DEAN

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EVA

Coming soon!

BIRMINGHAM

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ARTHUR

Hello, I’m Arthur and I’m studying for a masters in international development at the University of Birmingham, which is only a few hundred metres from where I was born and raised. I’m a huge fan of the city of Birmingham, and I can’t wait to share the story of this incredible city with you!

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PETER

Hello. I’m Pete and was born and bred in Birmingham. Now that I’ve retired from teaching, I’m able to spend more time telling people about the place of my birth; the city of a thousand trades, with more canals than Venice and more parkland than Paris. Amongst many things on the tour, I’ll be telling you about the buildings who have given the city its shape as well as the men and women who have shaped the city.

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RICHARD

Hello, I’m Richard and a proud Brummie. Now semi-retired, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to tell visitors about this great city and its proud history. Come with me and meet the floozie and the carpet salesmen. And no, they’re not my relatives.

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DEE

Hi, my name is Dee, and I have recently retired. So now I have the chance to do something I really love; meeting lots of people and chatting about my lovely city, Birmingham. Ever changing, ever interesting, that’s Brummagem. I can’t wait to show you around!

LIVERPOOL

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MARTIN

I’m delighted to be involved with Walking Tours U.K.’s entry into Liverpool, a city I am very proud to call home. Originally from Ireland,I spent most of my working life to date as Airline crew out of London. I have now semi retired to Liverpool, which I always regarded as my spiritual home here in The U.K. given it’s huge Irish heritage. A tremendous city in terms of history, culture, and the people themselves. I’m honoured to show it to you!

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DAN

Hi, I’m Dan! I’ve lived in and around Liverpool my entire life, so I know a thing or two about the city! I have a deep passion for the city which has grown more each year I’ve lived here. I specialised in archaeology at Liverpool John Moore University while studying Forensic Anthropology and even wrote my dissertation on the nearby Chester Cathedral. Liverpool is one of Britains greatest cities, I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

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PETER

Hello my name is Peter I am originally from Birmingham but have lived in Stratford upon Avon for the past 25 years and have a passion for everything Shakespeare and Stratford upon Avon. With its history culture architecture theatres and of course the river Avon I love it and I hope I can convey my enthusiasm to when I meet you on one of my tours.

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JANET

Coming soon!

LEEDS

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CHRIS

Hello everyone, I moved to Leeds in 1979 to work as an Actor at the then Leeds Playhouse, I fell in love with the city and stayed. I have seen some dramatic changes (for the better) and it would be my honour to be your Tour guide in Leeds.