Diane Clarke, Tourist Guide
Hello, I’m Diane, a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the Heart of England Region providing personalised, private tours across the UK .
‘Born and bred’ in Birmingham, after a long career in the fashion manufacturing industry, I qualified as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2001.
Making a career of sharing my passion for Britain’s beauty and history has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Heart of England
The Heart of England region has many rural and urban delights and a rich history. From the vibrant city of Birmingham with it’s fascinating Industrial Heritage to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford upon Avon, there is a wealth of cultural and sightseeing opportunities.
I have seen many changes to my home town over the last 20 years. From a city with a reputation for heavy industry Birmingham has become a highly regarded centre of excellence in all areas of business and culture. A wide variety of restaurants, great shopping, museums and galleries plus numerous local attractions make Birmingham a popular tourist destination with leisure and business visitors alike.
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Shakespeare Country & The Cotswolds
Just a forty minute drive from Birmingham city centre are the famous ‘Shakespeare Country’ towns of Stratford upon Avon and Warwick with the Cotswold hills beyond.
Whatever your reason for coming to the Heart of England and however much or little time you have to spare, I would be delighted to tailor a walking and/or driving tour that will help you discover the hidden Heart of England and beyond.
Beyond the Heart of England
Whilst I specialise in central England, my tours often stretch to the furthest corners of the UK. It’s not unusual for a trip to start in the Heart of England and continue to Stonehenge, Bath and the South Coast, across to the Welsh Borders or up to York, The Lake District and beyond.
Calling on my network of guiding associates and specialist subject experts across the country , I am always happy to organise activities and interests that you may not otherwise find for yourself. Whether fly-fishing in the Lake District, cruising the canals of my home town, learning how make the quintessential English Cream Tea or simply enjoying a walk in our green and pleasant countryside……
If you are seeking a bespoke, authentic and flexible travel experience in UK then please get in touch.
On Tour With Me
Many of my guests come from across the globe including USA and Canada. Some have returned year after year to cover different regions and it has been my privilege to create bespoke tours that are away from the usual tourist trail.
I love every minute spent showing so many interesting people the hidden gems of this beautiful country and I plan to continue for years to come.
Please contact me if you would like further information – Rest assured you will be given my full enthusiasm, care and attention.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
- Member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
- Member of the Institute of Tourist Guides
- Member of the Heart of England Tourist Guides Association