Alan Griffiths

Alan Griffiths

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England, London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01789-778069, 07711-088430, 01789-772786

Email:

alan@guide-link.co.uk

Introduction:

Wide experience of guiding in many locations, both general and special interest. I am able to relate to any particular group and I prefer a light approach, but I can be scholarly if required. London and Windsor Castle qualified guide.

Personal Interests:

Churches, Cathedrals and Stately Homes
Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds
Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick
Architecture - new and old
Architecture & Gardens

Special Interests:

Architecture

As a practising architect I can cover all aspects of architectural development and style - in any age, including today. I also lecture on architectural matters.

Britain Today

The essence of contemporary Britain: Politics, business, environment, art and architecture, agriculture, industry, folk culture. In other words - what makes Britain tick now!

Castles & Palaces

Development of fortifications and the parallel changes in domestic comfort and display are a particular interest of mine. All major and minor United Kingdom sites.

Churches & Cathedrals

From humble churches to magnificent cathedrals, the story of their building and the people who built and worshipped in them is fascinating.

Countryside

History and development of countryside and all aspects of: Fields and boundaries, roads and tracks, woods and trees, streams and rivers, flora and fauna etc.

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

Painting, sculpture, decorative art in glass, china, furniture and fabrics - there is much I can show you in houses and museums.

Gardens

From mediaeval gardens to the great English landscape garden is a wonderful story but I can introduce you to more facets beyond this.

Industrial Heritage

In a country which began the industrial revolution - explore with me the early ironworks, mines, canals, railways - together with current manufacture of glass, china, jewellery.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Visit these glorious major and minor homes, set in the British countryside and explore a lost world of statesmen, eccentrics and country squires.

Walking Tours

In cities, towns and villages, parks and countryside, anywhere. The only way to see the real Britain and in depth.

Endorsements:

Docklands, Windsor Castle

Additional Qualifications:

D Arch, RIBA

Driver Guide:

No