Patricia Isaac

Patricia Isaac

Regional Qualification(s):

South West

Language(s):

English

Email:

patisaac@btinternet.com

Introduction:

Throughout the South West region I can share entertaining stories and interesting facts about the towns and cities, landscapes and seascapes - from Bristol and Bath & other cities such as Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Truro, Falmouth and Penzance - and tours through Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon to Cornwall. My former career as a teacher and senior lecturer has given me opportunities and experiences to draw on by leading residential study visits in the UK and Europe. You can be assured of a well organised and researched bespoke walking or coach tour carried out in an enthusiastic and friendly style, always attentive to visitors'needs.

Personal Interests:

Town and City walks architecture and social history
Bath, Bristol, Wells, Glastonbury, Exeter, Salisbury and Truro
Cornish Gardens and historic houses
Literary &TV landscapes - Coleridge & Wordsworth; Jane Austen; Daphne du Maurier and Rosamunde Pilcher
Churches Cathedrals and Abbeys from Norman to Victorian
Falmouth and Maritime Cornwall
Royalty in Windsor and Eton
Regional touring using public transport
Art and architecture
Castles & palaces

Special Interests:

Literature

Discover the West Country landscapes that inspired poets and novelists from Coleridge, Wordsworth and Jane Austen in Bristol and Somerset to Agatha Christie in Torquay or Daphne du Maurier, Virginia Woolf and Rosamund Pilcher in Cornwall, thomas Hardy in Dorset and Cornwall -as well as West Country locations for filming such as Wolf Hall, Doc Martin and Poldark

Churches & Cathedrals

Amazing architecture, fascinating beliefs, tales of rich and poor, kings and peasants are all encountered within these fascinating churches, cathedrals and abbeys in Bath, Wells, Glastonbury, Bristol ,Exeter, Torquay, Truro and Salisbury - home of the Magna Carta

Walking Tours

Villages, towns and cities- discover stories of what went on behind closed doors and maybe share your thoughts over a drink of West country cider or real ale in a traditional pub; or cream tea in a quaint tea shop. Try a combined guided town and country walk in the hills such as Taunton and the Quantocks; Dunster and Exmoor; Plymouth and Dartmoor

Regional Tours

Themed tours are custom made and well researched and take you to the most fascinating places to discover our heritage and customs - whether it's literary landscapes, gardens, artistic treasures, architecture, film and TV locations or iron age hillforts and castles a bespoke tour will be arranged

History & Prehistory

From Stonehenge to the swinging sixties intriguing stories to explain why the landscape looks like it does, why these buildings are here and who inhabited them over the centuries

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Discover landscapes, stories and people that inspired artists from Gainsborough in 18C Bath through to Barbara Hepworth in St Ives

Castles & Palaces

Throughout the South West and beyond: Dunster Castle - a gem on the edge of Exmoor; Falmouth castle near the sea in Cornwall; Castle Drogo - the 20th century latest style in castles; or Windsor Castle encompassing the history of England and its monarchs

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BA(Hons) PGCE MA (Ed) MITG

Driver Guide:

No