Renate Davie

Renate Davie

Regional Qualification(s):

South West

Language(s):

German

Phone Number(s):

07887 865607, 01326 313658

Email:

renate.davie@dolvean.co.uk

Introduction:

Originally from Bonn in Germany I live now in Falmouth Cornwall and together with my husband run a 5-star B&B.
I qualified as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2014 and specialise in Garden and walking tours. In Germany I
trained as a Nutrition & Domestic Scientist and worked 15 years as PR-Manager. Now it is one of my greatest pleasures to introduce visitors to this beautiful country. Whether be it on a coach, on a town walk, coastal trek or in a garden, there are many English ways of living to see and explore in the South West.

As gardens are very much my passion, I am also a Garden Guide in Trebah Gardens, Cornwall and was the Show Secretary for the Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Cornwall.

Wie sagte Asterix immer so schön: Die spinnen, die … Engländer? Nun ja, nicht gerade, aber es gibt doch so Manches zu bestaunen. Warum gibt es immer noch getrennte Wasserhähne fuer Kalt und Warm? Existiert die ‘last order’ im Pub um 23 Uhr noch? Haben wirklich viele Engländer keinerlei Ausweis? Und warum fährt man eigentlich hier links?

Einige dieser Fragen werden wohl immer ein Mysterium bleiben, aber auf Vieles gibt es eine Antwort, die ich Ihnen gerne im Kontext mit Geschichte, Land und Leute von England vorstelle.

Personal Interests:

Walking Tours along the coast in the countryside or through interesting towns: Lizard and Land's End, Cotswolds or South West Coast Path
Rosamunde Pilcher Land: Romantic scenery to fall in love with
Stately homes, countryhouses and castles: Explore Windsor, Saint Michael's Mount, Montacute and many more
Gardens & Garden Design: from formal aspects to wild landscape abundant with colourful springbloom: i.e. Eden Project, Trebah, Stourhead or Knighthayes Court
The Highlights of Britain's South: Stonehenge, Jurassic Coast, Bath, London, Oxford, Cotswolds, Cornwall, Dartmoor, Bristol
Literature from novels to crime stories: every county has its famous author: Daphne du Maurier, Agatah Christie, William Wordsworth

Special Interests:

Maritime Britain

Important ports helped to Rule Britannia: Bristol, Falmouth, Plymouth, Portsmouth or Gloucester.
Many famous ship can still be seen.
National Maritime Museum in Falmouth

Industrial Heritage

Ancient Lead and Tin Mining as well as Industrial revolution. Canal Water ways and railways or steamships. Innovations keeps going.

Regional Tours

The highlights of South England: From East to West, from ancient Stonehenge via manmade Stourhead to recent Eden project and Land's End.

Gardens

Victorian Plant hunters brought the bontanic paradise to Cornwall. Learn about garden design, the stories of plants and marvel at their colourful blooms. Gardentours throughout the South.

Walking Tours

Moving along the coastal path, up and down and inlands. The richdom of Britain's countryside delights at any season.

Endorsements:

Windsor Castle, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

Dipl. oec. troph., PR Manager (DRPG), MITG

Driver Guide:

No