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Tours England
  • "...thank you for such a splendid day in the Cotswolds"
    A.F. - Utah
  • "Thank you for a fabulous tour - you are a brilliant guide - we love you !"
    B & N - Tennessee
  • "... a thousand thanks for showing us around in your wonderful and beautiful country!"
    JL - Flanders, Belgium
  • "... the Cotswold villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind"
    N & B A - California
  • "WOW!!! What a way for a Yank to see France!!! Having one of our old Allies the Brits showing the way!!!"
    WC & PC - Alabama
  • "... thank you for the wonderful tour I had with my father to Normandy and Paris!"
    JC - Florida
  • "We say more than we bargained for and then some..."
    C &C - Georgia
  • "... a rather seredipitous click on Google that let me to you and I will forever be grateful for that. What a font of knowledge you are! "
    SM - Philipines
  • "We just want to thank you again for making our vacation so special. We had a great time. Absolutely wonderful! Happy memories!"
    Mike & Jane McCool, Front Royal, VA
  • "You did a fabulous and caring job, making sure our trip was perfect."
    J & A - New York
  • "You put so much heart into what you do..."
    BE, China

Rob Little’s Blog – musings of an English / British Tour Guide where I not only vent about things that “get my goat” but, also, publish lovely photos and eccentric stories about “this Sceptered Isle”!

What next for “The Silly Season”…..?
Friday, 10th August 2018

What will be so-called newsworthy next for “The Silly Season”…..?

Last week it was anti-semitism in the Labour Party….

This week its Boris and the Burka……

If we run out of stupid things to talk about for next week, we only need to look at twitter accounts across the pond…..always good for a laugh !

Rob Little
Rejects anti-semitism, supports Boris’s letterbox…..
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Three Northumbrian Castles…..Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth!
Thursday, 9th August 2018

Three Northumbrian Castles…..Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth – Alnwick with its Harry Potter associations, Bamburgh…..majestic above a beautiful but deserted beach and Warkworth…..my favourite, on a beautiful meander in the the river!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Stokesay Castle , near Ludlow, Shropshire and Church by drone.

Stokesay is a very unusual little “castle” – actually not really a castle at all, but a fortified medieval Manor House with a great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Stokesay was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, one of the richest men in England at the time.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Awkward moment in a Hay-on-Wye bookstore today…..
Tuesday, 7th August 2018

My Customer, owner of the Harvard Bookstore, had an awkward moment when visiting a bookstore in Hay-on-Wye this afternoon when he bumped into none other than the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams !

My Customer, very much a follower of the York dogma, was relieved not to be recognised or confronted by “Canterbury” who was giving off an expression of “I’m on Vacation……DONT APPROACH ME”!!

What could have been a difficult situation was thankfully avoided.

Rob Little
Praise the Lord…..
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Table Manners…..drop in standards !

Table of 10 in an Indian restaurant in Ludlow tonight – nobody talking to each other, kids have full size laptops, one of them a full set of headphones.

They are on my right – meanwhile on my left, two “upper class” couples talking to eachother at an dangerously high level of decibels – the females clearly trying to out-do each other speaking somewhat louder than the point when my daughter would say “ssshhhhhhh Dad”. They also patronise the waiter by speaking slowly and succinctly……ignorant sods!!

What the hell is going on?

Rob Little
Blame the parents…..or their parents…..
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Boris and the Letter Box – why are we all so sensitive??

We are all too damn sensitive – I am referring to Boris’s comment about women who choose (or who are obliged) to wear the burka in this country…..with only their eyes showing, looking like a “letterbox”!!

We should expect Boris to revert to his normal jocular self for a short time – before he is acclaimed as Prime Minister…..

So we are supposed to cover up and observe their clothing rules in their country while those who choose to come here can do whatever they like?

The tiny percentage of our population that are Muslim already have claimed the right to educate their kids in Muslim schools and try their criminals under sharia law. We even have most of our meat slaughtered the halal way to satisfy our minority population.

I’m with the burka ban!

Rob Little
Get over it…..
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The market town of Ludlow, Shropshire…..

The market town of Ludlow, Shropshire…..delightful town!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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Ludlow Castle by drone

Leek, Staffordshire

On the edge of the most spectacularly scenic Peak District National Park, this town will appeal to those who love Charity Shops and betting offices and eating out at Subway and other fast food outlets.

Rob Little
What a shame…..
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The much under rated and rarely visited English “Peak District”…..

The Peak District is one of my favourite parts of England but it is usually ignored by overseas tourists in favour of The Cotswolds or The Lake District. But believe me this is one of the most beautiful and quiet parts of England, left, largely, for the British to enjoy – and maybe that’s not a bad thing??

Here are a few photos of views and flora taken on Monday!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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Lonely Peak District Road

Ferns growing at the roadside

Heather

Purple Loosestrife

Sheep enjoying some shade

Whoever would have thought we were the most densely populated country in Europe…..?
Monday, 6th August 2018

It’s true…..England really is the most densely populated country in Europe but we don’t visit those places !!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

The Northumbrian countryside between Alnwick and Rothbury

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire – one of the least densely populated houses in Europe! Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire!