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Zoe

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Cornwall. This land is like a flowerbud: beautiful, small. . and given time and respect, slowly opening slowly up into some special and new.

I look forward to showing you around!

I've lived in Cornwall for many years now and discovered bags of magic spots, surprising stories and perfect places to visit; I love to share these places with guests.

My unique tours offer a glimpse beneath the surface of British society; mini adventures to suit your timetable and interests in this amazing place.

I grew up in London and the West Country and have always moved around. I work as a researcher/film maker/artist as well as a guide. My family and friends are writers, artists, musicians, scientists, adventurers, activists and storytellers. My parents were in politics, preservation and writing, my grandmother Kathleen Bruce was a colleague of Rodin in Paris, friend of the dancer Isadora Duncan and wife of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott. After being widowed, she remarried Hilton Young, friend of the Bloomsbury Set, and together they raised my father in the house beside Kensington Gardens where Scott's close friend, JM Barrie, completed 'Peter Pan'.

So. . where would you like to go? Famous spots like the Eden Project, Land's End or Tintagel, or off the beaten track? Sacred sites, magical ruins, festivals, museums, music and art, shining castles or folk traditional events? Whatever your vision for a trip to Cornwall, with my experience, skills and contacts, I'll be able to help.

All my tours can begin and end anywhere in South West England - travel time allowing - so if you've questions or suggestions for start points, please do be in touch. Each tour can be made available as half, one or two day options. Cornwall is around 6 hours travel from London, 4 hours from Bristol, and travel within Cornwall is slow - it is an isolated, sometimes rugged region - so if you are traveling from outside the area, it's best to include at least one overnight stay. If you are interested to discover Cornwall, please make contact so we can develop a bespoke itinerary to suit your location, availability and interests.

I look forward to hearing from you and designing a perfect tour just for you. .

NB the photos used in these tours are primarily courtesy of Visit Cornwall,
and a few I took myself.

A Recent Review of this guide

Zoe was a delightful guide to spend the day with. She had great knowledge of Avebury Stone Circle since her family owned property there. With our permission, she brought her dog Luna to spend the day with us. We really felt like locals enjoying a beautiful site on a beautiful day. Thank You.
Scott Erwin

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Credentials

Bachelor and Master of Science. Author. Documentary Maker. Permaculture Design Certificate. Complex Systems Summer School. Grew up wandering London, Europe, Avebury and Stonehenge.
Now based in Cornwall. Studying art.

Restrictions

I am not a 'Blue Badge' Guide.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Tours by Zoe

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Private Guided Tour of the Lizard Peninsula

 unrated

Explore Britain's magical and most southerly corner

860 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private Guided Tour of Falmouth and Penryn

 unrated

Explore these historic sub-tropical harbour towns with cutting edge,...

717 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private Guided Tour of Tintagel and Boscastle

 unrated

Explore these Coastal Gems of North Cornwall

860 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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