Ken Bradshaw - North East Guided Tours
North East England
including Durham City and County Durham
Tel: 07591 468066
My name is Ken Bradshaw and I have lived in Durham for nearly 30 years. I love the region and in 2019 embarked on the Institute of Tourist Guide Blue Badge course to become a Tour Guide. I am now very excited to be able to show you the city and its surroundings using my Blue Badge qualification. Choose from the following tours:
1 hour city highlights……………………………Price from £10 per person
This short tour will give you an overview of this medieval city complete with its magnificent 11th century Cathedral and Castle. This is tour highlights why the city is here, the legend of St.Cuthbert and how the Normans imposed their will on the Anglo-Saxon peoples.
2 hour Cathedral tour………………………….Price from £15 per person
A walking tour that includes entry into the magnificent Norman-Romanesque Cathedral with an intimate view of this ‘European masterpiece’. Get to grips with this pioneering building that led the way in architecture when it was built in 1093. We will get to go inside and learn of the amazing history, some of its leading characters and marvel at its architecture, windows and the importance of the legendary monks St.Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede.
2 hour Crime and Punishment tour…………………Price from £15 per person
A walking tour of this beautiful city highlighting elements that shows the importance of the courts, police and various jails. See the imposing structure of the North Gate which is still home to its underground cells, hear of the grizzly tale of serial killer Mary Ann Cotton and the King’s pardon that came too late for bagpipe player and horse rustler Jimmy Allen.
3 hour bike tour of Durham city and its environs…………….Price from £15 per person
Get on your bike and let me show you this beautiful area. Don’t have a bike? I can get one dropped to your accommodation. Choose between Durham City or Durham coalfield villages. Additional charges for bike and helmet hire. I am a life-long cyclist and a qualified Let’s Ride leader.
For more information about me go to my Blue Badge page:
If you havent booked a personal tour guide before take a look at a recent review below which may help you decide -
'Thank you so much for such a pleasurable afternoon on Thursday. Your insight into the history of the area was really enjoyable and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and we loved the way you took the time to speak to us beforehand to see what we wanted to get out of our time with you. We would never have learnt so much about the lovely city of Durham without your knowledge.
This is the first time we have booked a personal tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We felt we had your undivided attention for those few hours we spent together and we would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends should they visit the area. Wishing you all the best.'
For bookings, contact me directly on 07591 468066 or email@example.com
Prices will vary depending on the number of people booked on the tour.