walks

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen  Benjamin Disraeli

 

Nottingham's Literary Lions

All the essentials of Nottingham's literary heritage are covered in this 75-minute guided walk. Novels and poetry plus the scandalous private lives and rock-star status of writers DH Lawrence and Lord Byron, but also literary legends Peter Pan and Robin Hood. 

 

  • Dates for 2019 to be confirmed - email goldstarguides@gmail.com to register your interest... look out for our promotions, with a couple of added extras too!

 

Books, books, books - the Nottingham Booklovers Walk

Nottingham is a city of writing and poetry - from children's literature to Booker Prize winners, scriptwriters and award-winning authors, plus our very own Young Poet Laureate.  This 2-hour guided walk celebrates some of the many writers associated with our UNESCO City of Literature. Book-list provided!

 

Read my blog Walking with writers on the Nottingham City of Literature website and the article in The Guide magazine.

  • Nottingham Booklovers Walk dates for 2019: to be confirmed - email goldstarguides@gmail.com to register your interest

 

Nottingham city trail

Our 90 minute trail covers all the basics about this vibrant city - lace and literature, caves and contemporary life, rebellion and (of course) Robin Hood.  From castle to county, we'll see where Snot's people lived, how the French developed their own part of the city and how Nottingham as we know it came into being. A tale of 2 cities all within an hour and a half!

 

Lace, glorious lace

The manufacturing wonder of its age, lace made Nottingham and Nottingham made lace.  This walk takes us through the magnificent buildings of the city's Lace Market, now home to the vibrant Creative Quarter.  How did a flimsy piece of fabric create an industry and a fashion statement which still endures today?  From Luddites to lingerie the story of lace making is woven into the very heart of the city.

 

Politics and power

Enjoy a stroll around the Westminster area of London, hearing tales of politics and power - those who had it as well as those who didn't. We will see the iconic buildings of Westminster Abbey, the Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament (my former employer!) as well as exploring some of the smaller streets full of surprising buildings including a church that looks like a footstool.

 

Oxford

Visit this city of dreaming spires and golden stone buildings.  We can go inside one of the University's famous colleges, wander through the streets and alleys of academia and maybe catch sight of Harry Potter, Inspector Morse or Alice in Wonderland?

A visit to Oxford can be combined with a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to make a perfect day out.

Stratford-upon-Avon

William Shakespeare died over 400 years ago, but the town of his birth (and death) is a vibrant reminder of how his legacy endures.  Stroll along the banks of the Avon, visit his memorials, theatrical and otherwise, and hear about the visitors who dared to remove sections of his birthplace.  The half-timbered buildings of his day sit alongside modern interpretations of his life and times, all of which makes this a fascinating town to visit.

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