September 18, 2014

Living in the beautiful historic city of Canterbury is a perfect base as a guide. I would like to welcome you here as well as to show you around an astoundingly rich area of heritage and beauty. Castles-such as Leeds, Hever, Walmer and Dover abound, delightful gardens are there to be explored, all set within a landscape sprinkled with fascinating towns and villages.  My offer is to open your imagination and  bring all of this alive for you.

Blue Badges held:

South East England 2011

London 2015

Both BB badges

Green Badge held:

Canterbury

Green Badge

 

Locations:

Canterbury
Rye
Rochester
Faversham
Brighton
Tunbridge Wells
Margate
Romney Marsh
The Weald Of Kent
Coastal Kent And Sussex
North And South Downs
Windsor Castle
Hampton Court Palace

Other Guiding or Academic Qualifications

Ba (Hons) English Literature
Ba (Hons) Fine Art
P.G.C.E.
M.I.T.G

Specialist tour – Rochester in the Footsteps of Charles Dickens

‘a quiet place in the shadow of the cathedral, which the cawing of the rooks, the echoing footsteps of rare
passers, the sound of the Cathedral bell, or the roll of the Cathedral organ, seemed to render more quiet than absolute silence..’

From “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” in which Dickens describes Minor Canon Row in the town of Cloisterham, his name for Rochester.

Come for a ramble around ancient Rochester to explore the hidden corners, the eccentric characters and the charming buildings which so inspired Charles Dickens to create his literary masterpieces. Hear about the events of times past which coloured Dicken’s understanding of the area. Take in the views of the Medway river leading out to sea where the old hulks, the prison ships lay. Follow in the footsteps Pip as made his way into the cold, dark home of Miss Havisham in “Great Expectations”.
A visit to Rochester Cathedral can be included in this tour and would be a fitting addition.

The rate for this tour is for a group ( up to a maximum of 20) current rate- £1 60.00.

Contact Liz Findlay elizabethfindlay@hotmail.com