After a career in fashion manufacturing I qualified as a Blue Badge Tour Guide in 2001. Since then I have specialised in providing personalised, private tours of Birmingham and surrounding areas. I love my work and am always happy to be given the opportunity to share my enthusiasm with visitors from my home country or abroad.
As a 'born and bred Brummie', I have seen many changes to Birmingham over the last 20 years; from a city with a reputation for heavy industry Birmingham has become a highly regarded centre of excellence in all areas of business and culture. A wide variety of restaurants, great shopping, museums and galleries plus numerous local attractions make Birmingham a popular tourist destination with leisure and business visitors alike.
Just a forty minute drive from Birmingham city centre are the famous 'Shakespeare Country' towns of Stratford upon Avon and Warwick with the Cotswold hills beyond.
Whatever your reason for coming to Birmingham and however much or little time you have to spare, I would be delighted to tailor a walking and/or driving tour that will help you discover the hidden. . .
Heart of England.
Hope to see you soon.
A Recent Review of this guide
Diane was a thoroughly engaging and knowledgeable guide. She had the special gift of painting word pictures of a previous time in history which was invaluable for me looking to find a glimpse of "lost" family and indeed my own unknown past. she was generous with her time, totally efficient with her preparation and knew additional fascinating titbits about local lore, arts and history. A Wonderfully worthwhile day, which I will never forget. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Member of the British Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
Member of the Institute of Tourist Guides
Member of the Heart of England Tourist Guides Association
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