HELEN SMITH

Qualified member of the Institute of Tourist Guides and working in the Heart of England
BA (Hons), MITG

Blue Badge Tour Guide

Images of the Heart of England

​The Heart of England includes eight counties; Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire,
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Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands. 

From the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds to the vibrant cities of Birmingham, Gloucester and Coventry the region is steeped in history, literary greats, artistic talent, industrial genius and architectural delights.

Cotswold villages​​

Lower Slaughter Mill

Chipping Campden

Broadway - the Jewel of the Cotswolds

​Towers and spires

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires

Broadway Tower

      Holy Trinity
Stratford upon Avon

​​​Gardens and landscapes

Hidcote Manor Garden

lavender fields, Snowshill


​Castles
  and Palaces

Highclere Castle

Warwick Castle

Blenheim Palace

Coughton Court

Houses and Halls

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford upon Avon

Kelmscott Manor

Packwood House

Bishop Percy's House, Bridgnorth


Cities and Canals

Birmingham Library

Brindley Place

The Hive, Worcester

Rocks and Ruins

Rollright Stones

Wenlock Priory

Malmesbury Abbey

Gates
and Doorways  

​Hidcote Manor Garden

Lord Leycester's Hospital, Warwick


Campden Gatehouse, Chipping Campden

Stow on the Wold

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford

Eastgate, Warwick

​Walls and Bridges

Market Cross, Malmesbury

​Blenheim Grand Bridge

Rural crafts and traditions

Thatching

Brewing (and delivering by dray)

Carriage driving

Morris Dancing

Sculptures and Statues


Admiral Nelson, Birmingham

The Bull, Birmingham

Puck,
Stratford upon Avon

John Wesley, Bristol

Steps and stairways


Coventry old cathedral