Welcome to Gold Star Guides

Offering guided walks, visits and talks around Nottingham, the Heart of England and London, for groups, families or individuals... showing you a different way of seeing things.


Felicity Whittle

Award winning Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Founder of Gold Star Guides 


Photo credit: Marc Zakian



Finalist at the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STAR Awards 2018

Felicity was delighted to be (unexpectedly!) shortlisted for the International Travel Trade Award for her Nottingham's Literary Lions guided walk.

Browse through our website for some ideas of the guided walks, visits and talks we can offer - maybe a guided walk through a town or city, exploring it's stories, it's history or architectural splendours.  Perhaps a literary walk through Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature? Or a drive through some splendid English countryside?


Gold Star Guides can provide tailored experiences to enhance your trip and show you the best of Nottingham, the Heart of England and London.


An exciting new Nottingham's Literary Lions walk followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Lace Market Hotel is now available on 30 March, 25 May, 27 July, 21 September : contact sales@lacemarkethotel.co.uk to book your place!


Bookings for the Nottingham Booklovers Walk 2019 are now open.

  • "I thought your walk was fascinating - I realised how little I knew about the literary scene in Nottingham despite having lived here all my life.. it was so detailed and so well planned that it flowed.  Well done."
  • "Really well researched, professionally presented walk with lots of facts about Nottingham writers and a great reading list!"


Institute of Tourist Guiding

- the Blue Badge is the highest guiding qualification awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding

Felicity has both Heart of England and London Blue Badges and has won awards for guiding in both areas. She hopes to complete an East Midlands Blue Badge as soon as it is available!




Gold Star Guides are proud members of Experience Nottinghamshire

British Guild of Tourist Guides 

- provides membership services and public liability insurance

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