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Hugh D.

London, United Kingdom

A professionally qualified "blue badge" guide I am originally from Lancashire in the Northwest and have now come back to live in the beautiful Lake District in neighbouring Cumbria, an area that has inspired me with its dramatic scenery for my entire life.

I spent many years in the wine trade and restaurant business during which time I started leading small groups on walking tours through the vineyard regions of the world and fell in love with guiding! I now hold Blue Badges for London and Cumbria, The Lake District, but as a driver guide with my own licensed and insured 7 seat vehicle I tour the entire country. Throw into the mix the fact that, academically, I am a zoologist, environmental scientist and ecologist on top of all the knowledge of history, gardens and architecture that you would expect from a guide then you end up with pretty rich and varied tours. As they say variety is the spice of life! Oh and in case you are worried we might be short of conversation my hobbies include painting, photography, skiing and hiking in the world's mountainous regions.

I would be delighted to look after you and show you my country. I am available for tours on foot, by public transport or in my fully licensed and air-conditioned 7 seat SEAT Alhambra people carrier. For groups of 4 or fewer we can go on extended tours all over the UK or even into France where I have an extensive knowledge of the wine regions in particular!

A Recent Review of this guide

Had a great time with Hugh my first day in London. Hugh is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. I was able to see so many great sites and hear all the great history about them . I had a little trouble understanding the tube but Huge explained it to me and made sure that I was at the right place and heading back to my Hotel. I would diffidently recommend Hugh
Tim Davidson

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Credentials

- Blue Badge Guide Member of the Institute of Tourist Guides, qualified for London and Cumbria the Lake District.
- Licensed Driver Guide.

Restrictions

None. I am a licensed Blue Badge guide and licensed driver/guide for London and the Lake District.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Classic English Lake District Tour by,...

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See what inspired the great poets, writers and artists

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Walking in the English Lake District,...

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Grand houses and Gardens of the Lake,...

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Historic houses and their famous gardens in the southern Lake District

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A Private Tour to Hadrian's Wall and,...

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The edge of the Roman Empire, the unruly border between England and,...

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