Q&A – Nottingham: A Tale of Two Cities Tour


Guided tours offer an unbeatable way to get the most out of a trip to Nottingham, giving you a couple of hours in the company of dedicated guides, who are passionate about sharing their incredible local knowledge and insight into the city’s fascinating history and tales.

We’re lucky to have a number of amazing tour guides here in Nottingham, and special mention must go to Ezekial Bone’s Robin Hood Town Tour, which you may have spotted in the Guardian this week. You can view information about all of Nottingham’s tour guides here.

There’s always room for more however, and we’re delighted to welcome a brand new entertaining and informative guided walk, which promises to provide a different way of seeing things in Nottingham.

Ahead of the first outing of the Nottingham: A Tale of Two Cities Tour, which takes place on May 6th, we spoke to Felicity Whittle, an award-winning Blue Badge Tourist Guide with over a decade of guiding experience and founder of Gold Star Guides. The tours are a joint project between Felicity and fellow Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Harvey Goodman.


What can visitors expect from your tour?

An entertaining, enlightening and fun, 90 minute introduction to a wonderful city, led by professionally trained Blue Badge Tourist Guides.

How have you built up this tour?

By doing a lot of walking! Using our local and historical knowledge the tour more or less presented itself. Being dedicated guides we did a lot of practice of different routes on our patient friends!

What’s the most rewarding part of sharing your knowledge?

Seeing the pleasure it gives others, both visitors and residents, to see or hear about things they may not have known or noticed before.

What makes your tours different?

The blend of entertainment and information designed to captivate an audience for the full 90 minutes and delivered with the confidence and professionalism of a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

What do you like most about Nottingham?

It’s friendliness; its vitality and variation; the mix of old and new, history and innovation – and the sound of the Little John bell.

What else would you recommend visitors do in the area?

Definitely take a cave tour as Nottingham’s caves are a unique and very special part of the city. Maybe a stroll through the Lace Market Creative Quarter sampling the many independent shops and cafes. Or perhaps a visit to the Castle or the National Justice Museum which are entertaining for children of all ages.

Tours must be booked in advance, and are priced at:

Adults £8 / Students & Concessions £6 / Children under 4 years FREE

Posted on 28 April 2017
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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