Frances Brook

Frances Brook

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Southern England, South West

Language(s):

English, French, German, Italian, Thai

Phone Number(s):

01590-674117, 07889-130070, 01590-676364

Introduction:

Raised in London and Ireland, I specialised in languages, had a family and then became a tourist guide and trainer. Through my husband's work I've lived in France, Italy and Thailand and have now come home to the New Forest, convenient to meet cruise ships in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. I take walking tours, coach groups and car tours and have a special interest in the archaeological sites of Stonehenge and Avebury and Jane Austen tours. Anecdotes and a sense of humour make my tours entertaining as well as informative.

Personal Interests:

Panoramic tours for young families
History
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Winchester
Houses and Gardens
Isle of Wight
Jane Austen sites
Gardens
King Arthur sites
Stonehenge and Avebury
Salisbury

Special Interests:

Countryside

New Forest and Isle of Wight specialist, The Cotswold Hills, Cheddar Gorge and the Mendips, Devon and Cornwall

Literature

Jane Austen tour and Thomas Hardy tour to associated sites in Wessex.

History & Prehistory

Brought to life with relevant facts and anecdotes. Stonehenge, Avebury and Wessex pre-history King Arthur's legendary sites, Alfred the Great, the Tudors.

Churches & Cathedrals

Enthusiastic interpretation, with anecdotes of architecture and art, history and heritage. Salisbury and Winchester Cathedral specialist, Chichester, Wells and Exeter Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey and St Pauls.

Gardens

Gardens in South & South West England. History and development, classic beauties like Stourhead, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Sissinghurst, Wisley, Kew and Eden Project. Many less well known gems.

International Links

Lived in France, Germany and Italy for several years, Iran for two and Thailand for 8. Linguist, highly aware of importance of cross-cultural communication.

Music

Experience with choirs on tour. Keen amateur singer and pianist.

Regional Tours

Salisbury, Winchester and Wessex. Isle of Wight, New Forest, Southampton and Portsmouth, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells and the Mendips

Walking Tours

In cities of Salisbury, Winchester, Wells, Southampton and Bath. Countryside walks: New Forest, Isle of Wight, Dorset coast

Endorsements:

British Museum, Docklands, Cornish Mining, 2012 Venues

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Toyota Lucida 7 Yes No