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Zoe

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Cornwall. This land is like a flowerbud: already beautiful, given time and respect Kernow slowly opens up to show something truly magic.

I look forward to showing you around!

I've lived in Cornwall for five years now and discovered many 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.

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 active 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 his death she remarried Hilton Young, friend of the Bloomsbury Set, and together they raised Scott's son Peter ('patron saint of conservation') and my father Wayland in the house beside Kensington Gardens where JM Barrie completed 'Peter Pan'.

So. . I've plenty of tales, but more importantly, where would you like to go? Famous spots like the Eden Project, Land's End or Tintagel, or somewhere even more special and off the beaten track? Sacred sites, magical ruins, festivals, museums, music and art, shining castles or folk cultural events. . whatever your vision for a trip to Cornwall, with my experience, skills and contacts, I'll be able to help.

All my tours are adaptable and can begin - and end - anywhere in South West England. So if you're visiting the area and wondering what's good to see nearby, please do be in touch. Each tour can be run as a half day, one day or two day option - travel time allowing. Cornwall is around 6 hours' travel from London, 4 hours' from Bristol, and journeys within Cornwall tend to be slow - it is an isolated, sometimes rugged region with no motorways - so if you are traveling from outside the area, it's best to include at least one overnight stay. If you would like to discover Cornwall, please make contact so we can develop a bespoke itinerary to suit your location, availability and interests. Thank you!

I look forward to hearing from you and designing your perfect tour.

NB photos featured in my tour desciptions are courtesy of Visit Cornwall,
except for the 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

Private tour guide Zoe

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Tours by Zoe

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Private tour guide Zoe

Private Guided Tour of the Lizard Peninsula

 unrated

Explore Britain's magical and most southerly corner

784 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Zoe

Private Guided Tour of Falmouth and Penryn

 unrated

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

654 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Zoe

Private Guided Tour of Tintagel and Boscastle

 unrated

Explore these Coastal Gems of North Cornwall

784 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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