Academic tours…for all ages!

[caption id="attachment_539" align="alignleft" width="168"] Inside Newman Brothers[/caption] Guiding tends to be quite a seasonal job,…

Inspired By Birmingham! Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I’m a big fan of Tolkien’s books, and fascinated by how his early life in…

The Food of Love

As a tourist guide, it is always important to have a selection of good places…

A Day in the Life of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

I’m up early because I’m doing a Meet and Greet at Birmingham Airport this morning.…

Tolkien’s Middle Earth Tour

A Trip to Middle Earth With the release of the first instalment of the film…

Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

The latter part of the year can mean only one thing in Birmingham, and that’s…

The Alhambra Hotel

This is a guest post from Jennifer, a regular reader of our blog. The Alhambra…

Victorian Restaurant

There is nothing quite like a traditional English breakfast.  Whether you’re about to go to…

Testimonial

During 2012 we have enjoyed reading your blog and have had a wonderful time using…

Sarehole Mill

Tucked away in the residential suburbs of South Birmingham is a hidden gem.  Worth visiting…

Box Brownie

As anyone who knows me will already be aware, I love coffee and I also…

Aston Hall

It is easy to spend a whole morning or afternoon at Aston Hall. It is…

Aston Hall

It is easy to spend a whole morning or afternoon at Aston Hall. It is…

Cannock Chase

Not far outside Birmingham, you will find Cannock Chase, which is an area of outstanding…

The Corner Shop

When we started up this blog, I never imagined I would write a blog post…

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so with this many beautiful pictures…

Black Country Living Museum

Visiting the Black Country Living Museum is like taking a step back in time, and…

The Monkey Forest

For a fun, family day out, the Monkey Forest in Staffordshire is a good choice.…

Ash End House Children’s Farm

Located in Middleton, near Tamworth in Staffordshire, Ash End House Farm is a fun day…

Harry Potter Studio Tour, Leavesden

A couple of years after the final film in the series was released, Warner Brothers…

Going for Gold…Guiding At The Olympics

The summer of 2012 was an amazing summer of sport, with the Olympics and Paralympics…

Weston Park

Weston Park may not be as famous as Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court, or even Chatsworth…

Charlecote Park

If you like stately homes and gardens, then Charlecote Park is a must-see. The house…

Nunney Castle

It’s small. It won’t take you long to look round – about 15 to 20…

The Greenhouse, Bristol

We recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend at The Greenhouse in Bristol. The…