There are advantages to not being a Maid of Kent, nor a Kentish Maid (it’s subtle), as I have never taken the county’s treasures for granted. From the moment I settled in Kent I appreciated what a wonderful Grand Dame she is, and I have never lost the enthusiasm of the newly converted.
After training as a Blue Badge Tour Guide, I qualified as Guide of the Year and now guide in both London and Kent. What more could you ask for – the excitement of the capital and beauty of the countryside!
My colleague Amanda Hutchinson and I set up South East Tour Guides to provide enjoyable, entertaining and professionally delivered private tours for visiting families. We pride ourselves on accurately interpreting our clients wishes; to organise family tours that three- or even four-generation families can enjoy and our reviews tell us we have got it spot on. We understand that time on holiday is precious so we plan seam-free, stress-free tours that allow every member of the family to relax and enjoy their time together whilst sharing new experiences. We are told that it is our planning, our knowledge, our fun- to-be-with attitude that make us great guides. We love people!
For me, it is the social history that I love most – the historical gossip; and for Amanda it’s art and architecture. It goes without saying that we follow the Royal Family avidly, and there’s nothing we like better than visiting a good castle and surrounding gardens on an English summer’s day, and as for our awe-inspiring cathedrals contrasting with tiny village churches, we have never lost that feeling of wonder as you walk in for the first time. Kent has it all and we’d love to share it with you!