Joy W.

 

Available Areas

Berkshire, Bournemouth, Central, Dorset (Living), Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Poole, Portsmouth, Southampton, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Windsor and Eton, Oxford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Winchester

 

Languages

English (Native)

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

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About

I am a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide with accreditation to guide in South Central England [Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and West Sussex] including Windsor Castle. I have particular expertise in Thomas Hardy, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Salisbury, archaeology including Roman history and Stonehenge, wildlife and nature conservation especially sites in Dorset and the New Forest. Whichever site you wish to take your guests to, I can always enhance their visit giving extra information on the social history of the area as well as indicating additional points of interest, including many stories connected to the area and the people who live and have lived there, as well as much information on the wildlife and geology. I am experienced in adapting tours to fit the interests and abilities of guests either beforehand or on the day.

Tours

Jurassic Coast Tour

Dorset
8 hours

Visit highlights of The Jurassic World Heritage Site. Dramatic coastal scenery, fossils, dinosaurs, smugglers, and much more. This tour includes the opportunity to walk along a short section of the South West Coastal path from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove, a visit to Portland Heights for dramatic views along the coast and a panoramic drive along one of the most scenic routes of the UK.

FROM$400/ per group

In the footsteps of Thomas Hardy and Lawrence of Arabia

Dorset
7 hours

Immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside of Dorset which inspired Thomas Hardy, one of our notable novelists and poets. Visit his birthplace and home town which he would still recognise today. Also visit Clouds Hill, the remote, isolated cottage where TE Lawrence spent his last few years before his tragic motorcycle accident. Finish your day with a traditional Dorset Cream Tea.

FROM$350/ per group

A Thousand Years of Turbulance in Dorset (with car)

Dorset
7 hours

Visit Corfe Castle, first built by William the Conquerer in the 11thC and demolished following the Civil War in 1646. In the afternoon, visit Kingston Lacy House which the Bankes family to moved after the Castle was no longer inhabitable. Hear the stories of Kings, Queens and battles associated with the Castle and of Lady Bankes who survived two long sieges in the Civil War before moving to Kingston Lacy. As an optional extra, take a return ticket on the steam train to Swanage and back.

FROM$400/ per group

2 hour walking tour of Dorchester, County Town of Dorset

Dorset
2 hours

Walk through 5000 years of British history including a beautifully preserved Roman Town House, the site of the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs in 1834 which kick-started the trade union movement, the 17thC Judge Jeffries House from the time of the Bloody Assises, the home and grave of Rev. John White, founder of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and much more.

FROM$200/ per group