MEET Our BLUE BADGE tourist Guides

OUR GUIDES

MEET OUR FRIENDLY BUNCH OF PEOPLE

All members of the North East England Tourist Guides are professionally Blue Badge accredited tourist guides and have a great passion for and extensive knowledge of the local area they serve.

Browse through our lovely bunch of people and find the tourist guide to suit your needs from below, or contact us for further help & information.

Bob Conlon

Bob Conlon

Coming soon.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: History and Heritage, Hadrian’s Wall, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1661 822 033
MOBILE: +44 (0)7774 842 244

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Alex Jacobs

I’m a bilingual in English & German and fully in love with our fabulous region!

One of the best parts of my job is the look on people’s faces when they see places such as Newcastle for the first time…

Let me show you North East England and some of the best hidden gems in Britain – puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland coast, Alnwick, Roman heritage and some of our great towns & cities…

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: York Minster
LANGUAGES: English, German
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Urban regeneration (incl. NewcastleGateshead), Durham & region, Northumberland coast, Hadrian’s Wall

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)191 500 9571
MOBILE: +44 (0)7813 787 009

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Judith Edgoose

Coming soon.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: York Minster
LANGUAGES: English, German
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Durham Cathedral, Northumberland Coast, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumbrian Castles

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1740 620 244
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)7899 984 464

Laura Rhodes

Laura Rhodes

Coming soon.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England, Yorkshire
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: York Minster
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Hadrian’s Wall (walking), cycling tours, gardens, country houses

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)191 284 7318
MOBILE: +44 (0)7758 077 818

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Manuela Frankel

Ex-souvenir/crafts wholesaler, many years’ trade fair experience.

Ex-resident Germany/Latin America & continuing interest. Strong connections Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy. Wide-ranging general interests.

Unflagging enthusiasm & attention to detail.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England, Scotland
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
LANGUAGES: English, German, Italian, Spanish
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Agriculture, Britain Today, Cast les & Palaces, Folklore & Traditions, Translations, Business visits

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)131 229 6236
MOBILE: +44 (0)7990 521 781

Jan Williams

Jan Williams

Award winning, professional, friendly guiding service for group travel market, cruise shore excursions, conferences, media, individual travellers. in-depth knowledge of this region including the “paths less trod”.

It’s true: I don’t dress up in historic costume, I can’t act out a role and I can never remember the ending of jokes.

But I do focus on helping all clients explore, discover and enjoy – and I work to high customer care values.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England, Cumbria
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: ITG examiner & compiler; York Minster
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Art, crafts & literature; castles, country houses and gardens; Roman heritage incl. Hadrian’s Wall; early Christianity (incl. Lindisfarne); Hexham Abbey. Prince Bishops of Durham & cathedral; Border Reivers; Northumberland National Park; industrial heritage & regeneration

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1434 634 911
MOBILE: +44 (0)7751 881 989

Graeme Logan

Graeme Logan

Graeme Logan became a Regional Blue Badge Guide in 1989 and has a wealth of experience.

He will bring your tour to life with a sense of humour and an insight into the way of life, history and special features of North East England.

He may also treat you to his own rendering of “The Blaydon Races” or “Keel Row”, and is not unknown to illustrate his tours with a verse or two of poetry!

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: tbc

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1207 506 772
MOBILE: +44 (0)7712 117 044

Our Guides: Tom Keating

Tom Keating

Enjoy professional, friendly, relaxed visits, by coach, car or walking tours.

Visit the World Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral & Castle, and The Lake District National Park.

Discover Northumberland National Park, Castles and Coastline, Holy Island, Bamburgh, Alnwick Castle and Garden; the Durham Dales, Teesdale and Weardale and Newcastle, with City Coach tours and Tyneside’s coastline including Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and South Shields to Sunderland.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England, Cumbria
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: ITG Trainer
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Romans & Hadrian’s Wall, castles & stately homes, Christian heritage, cathedrals & churches, Newcastle upon Tyne

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)191 488 5115
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)7974 327 374

The Profession: Blue Badge Tourist Guides

Walter Wilcox

Coming soon.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: tbc

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)191 296 5486
MOBILE: +44 (0)7791 154 967

Geoff Cook

Geoff Cook

A Geography graduate of Oxford University with a particular interest in landscape, history and industrial heritage.

Tailor-made study tours and walking tours are a speciality. I am also a qualified guide for Cumbria – The Lake District – and have acted as a tour manager for extended coach tours throughout Britain.

I am a past Mayor of Kendal and also former chairman of Cumbria County Council.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England, Cumbria
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: ITG examiner & compiler
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: General interest, Churches & cathedrals, Geography & Geology, History & Pre-history, Industrial & Transport Heritage

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1539 740 133
MOBILE: +44 (0)7875 662 124

The Profession: Blue Badge Tourist Guides

Nicky Godfrey-Evans

Coming soon.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: York Minster
LANGUAGES: English, German
SPECIAL INTERESTS: tbc

TELEPHONE: tbc
EMAIL: tbc

Our Guides: Heather McFall

Heather McFall

Coming soon.

BLUE BADGE GUIDE: North East England, Yorkshire
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
LANGUAGES: English
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Gardening tours, Industrial Heritage, Christian heritage, Northumberland castles/coast, Border Reivers, Northumberland National Park

TELEPHONE: tbc
MOBILE: +44 (0)7748 378 140

OUR SERVICES

Discover how we can enhance your visit to North East England. We offer a wide range of services such as professional tour planning, guided walks, coach tours, multi-lingual tourist guide services and more…