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 





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 and visits we can offer - maybe a guided walk through a town or city, exploring it's stories, it's history or architectural splendours.  Perhaps a guided visit to a museum or gallery? 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. Look forward to hearing from you!


STOP PRESS:  Following the success of the Nottingham Booklovers Walk (which will return in 2019) we are also launching a new literary walk - Nottingham's Literary Lions - which covers all the basics of the literary history of this UNESCO City of Literature in 75 minutes. See Walks page for details

  • "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!"
  • "I'd give the Booklovers Walk 5 stars!"  "Really enjoyed the walk. Look forward to the next one."


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


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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