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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

About Graham

A few words from your host

Graham is based in the Thames Valley, near Reading between Windsor and Oxford, and he loves showing people around this particular area of England.

The Blue Badge, awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, is the most prestigious guiding qualification in the country.  Graham has gained Blue Badges for South West, South and South East England.

To achieve these qualifications Graham passed numerous practical and written examinations.  In addition, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) means we guides never stop learning or refreshing our knowledge.

What interests Graham?

He is a Geographer by instinct and a Transport Planner in a previous career.  His love of discovery and his tour guide qualifications helps him to prepare tailored, enjoyable trips.  His particular interests include:

  • Historical sites and industrial archaeology
  • Maritime, canals and rivers
  • Country walks
  • Places where history happened

When time allows he enjoys country walking, canal restoration, photography and family history research.

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Accredited Tourist Guide Examiner

Lin Wilson

Solent Events & Leisure

Thanks Graham and thank you for a superb tour yesterday. It was both interesting and amusing which we love! Everyone really enjoyed the whole day and are now eager to book my next one, which is great.

HF Holidays guest

Graham was very well prepared and had excellent knowledge and enthusiasm which he communicated to the group very well. Each day was very well planned out with appropriate stopping points with a good variety of interest.

Sam Evans

Humphreys of Henley

Graham is one of our clients’ favourite guides! They tell us that he is not only informative, but fun and entertaining, bringing the stunning destinations across southern England to life. We love to introduce Graham to our clients because he finds out about them and makes the whole experience truly personal.

Canadian visitor


Graham was very knowledgeable, and communicated to all of us easily and thoughtfully.

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