Sue Graney

Sue Graney

Regional Qualification(s):

Southern England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07534 650765, 01980 621000

Email:

sue@drgsales.co.uk

Introduction:

I am delighted to offer my services as a Blue Badge Guide.

From Stonehenge and Windsor Castle to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and Blenheim Palace to the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont and Hilliers or the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset, I welcome all enquiries for bespoke and existing tours. My areas of particular interest include city walks in Salisbury, Winchester, Southampton, Oxford and Bath and Art, Gardens, Country Houses - eg Blenheim, Highclere, Cliveden, Wilton House, Petworth Park, Kingston Lacy, Athelhampton) and Literature (Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Dickens). I live close to Stonehenge so have a unique local perspective of the monument. If you need help planning a visit to sites within the counties of Wiltshire, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Dorset or West Sussex, just let me know.

Please get in touch by phone or email and I will be happy to help you organise the perfect guided tour.

Personal Interests:

Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Berkshire

Special Interests:

Agriculture

Countryside, Land management, Country pursuits, Country walks

Archaeology

The Stonhenge Landscape,
Romans

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Roche Court Sculpture Park, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley, Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Impressionists, Rex and Laurence Whistler, Pallant House Gallery, Southampton Art Gallery, Russel-Cotes Museum, Petworth House, Wilton House, Chichester Cathedral

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Sherbourne Castle, Corfe Castle, Carisbroke Castle

Countryside

Countryside pursuits, The New Forest, Brownsea Island, The Stonehenge Landscape, The Jurassic Coast, Rural Walks, Gilbert White, Country Estates and Parkland, The Cotswolds,
The South Downs

Churches & Cathedrals

Churches of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Berkshire, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, St George's Chapel Windsor, Mottisfont Abbey, Cotswolds Wool Churches, Romsey Abbey and many more

Food & Drink

Gin distilleries eg Bombay Sapphire, Local breweries and craft ales eg Ringwood Brewery, Wadworths Brewery Devizes

Galleries

Pallant House Gallery Chichester, Southampton Art Gallery, Russell- Cotes Museum

Gardens

Mottisfont National Collection of Heritage Roses, Sir Harold Hillier Garden, Romsey, Stourhead, Rousham (William Kent), Broughton Castle, Sherbourne Castle, Wilton House, Capability Brown, Broughton Castle, Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park, Compton Acres, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Broadlands, University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

History & Prehistory

The Stonehenge Landscape, The Georgian Period

Literature

Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy and Wessex, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Caroll (Charles Dodgson), Dickens, Oxford

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Midsomer Murders (Inspecteur Barnaby), Inspector Morse. Lewis, Endeavour (Oxford and surrounds), Agatha Christie

International Links

Happy to be contacted by individuals and overseas tour operators to accompany groups and help plan tours. Bespoke tours arranged for individuals and small groups. French also spoken

Maritime Britain

The Titanic, Sea City Museum Southampton, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard,
Southampton, Bucklers Hard (Beaulieu Estate)

Museums

Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Sea City Museum Southampton, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Salisbury Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford

Walking Tours

Windsor, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, Southampton, The New Forest, The South Downs, Portsmouth, Chichester, Romsey, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bath

Lecture Subjects

Gardens, Capability Brown, Salisbury Cathedral

Other

TV and Film Locations, eg Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, Midsomer Murders (Inspecteur Barnaby), Harry Potter, Broadchurch, Far from the Madding Crowd

Shopping

Bicester Village Oxfordshire, West Quay Southampton, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, City Centre shopping

Royalty

Windsor, Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park, Savill Garden, Ascot, Eton, Osborne House

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Petworth House, Wilton House, Broughton Castle, Longleat, Sherbourne Castle, Kingson Lacy, The Vyne, Beaulieu Estate, Athelhampton House, Cliveden

Walking Tours

Stonehenge, New Forest, Winchester, Bath, Salisbury, Oxford, Dorchester (Dorset), Dorchester on Thames, Southampton, Portsmouth

Agriculture

Driver Guide:

No