David Chadwick

David Chadwick

Regional Qualification(s):

South West

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07759-790523

Email:

d.chadwick.bath@hotmail.co.uk

Introduction:

A Bath area resident for 30 years, David came to the West Country as a student from the Surrey/South West London area. His work has always involved hosting visitors, whether families, language students or top professionals, interpreting to them not only the sights of this lovely and special region but the whole of Britain. While he has lived in Devon, Bristol and Bath, he has always kept a toe-hold in the London area. He offers private Bath- and London-based West Country driver guide tours in his comfortable vehicle to your choice of sites, and can enhance tours with detours to out-of-the-way special places that the average tourist misses. Favourite destinations include Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury, the Cotswolds, Bath and Bristol. See the real West Country, hear honest commentary, and engage with a guide who'd like to hear what you have to say, too. London-born, he's also done lots of travel overseas in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, South and South East Asia, and Southern Africa! He enjoys learning other languages and about other cultures, and with years of teaching English to speakers of many other languages David is skilled at grading his English to suit listeners of different levels of ability. If you like he can even help you to improve your English on the move!

Personal Interests:

Walks of Bath
Region tours - countryside, national parks, coast
Farming, food/drink production site visits, fairs
Legacy of empire, maritime and industrial heritage

Special Interests:

Food & Drink

Farming and countryside issues, agribusiness to organics, traditional food and drink products, farmers' markets, food and drink festivals, cider-making, beer and brewing, traditional pubs, great restaurants

Industrial Heritage

Brunel's Great Western Railway, SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, John Rennie's Kennet and Avon Canal, Thomas Telford's Gloucester Sharpness Canal, Gloucester Waterways Museum

History & Prehistory

Neolithic and Bronze Age, Stonehenge, Avebury, Iron Age hill forts, Roman Baths, King Arthur's Avalon and Tintagel, King Alfred's Wessex, medieval to modern history

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Learn about the history,links with famous characters, great works of art, life upstairs and downstairs in manor houses, stately homes, and even Victorian piles!

Gardens

Cotswolds Arts and Crafts gardens at Hidcote, Snowshill and Rodmarton, the 'naked gardeners' Malmesbury Abbey House gardens, Bath's Prior Park landscape garden and many more

Churches & Cathedrals

England's wonderful churches, cathedrals and abbeys, architecture from romanesque to modern, grotesques and gargoyles, stained glass, tombs and chantries, and lots of stories

Regional Tours

South West extended tours with overnight stays - general, or themed eg Arts and Crafts gardens, prehistory, King Arthur, film locations, Thomas Hardy's Wessex, maritime history, non-conformists etc

Countryside

The changing countryside, modern influences, traditional crafts and building styles, country sports, farming and wild life conservation, rare breeds, National Parks, countryside and coastal recreation and tourism

Walking Tours

Walking tours of Bath, Bristol, Salisbury, Wells, Gloucester, Exeter, St Ives, other walking tours by arrangement

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BA Geography, MSc Tourism Studies

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Ford Galaxy 6 Yes No