Maxine Ford is a professional Blue Badge Tour Guide covering the South East of England which boasts some of the most historic and fascinating sites in the United Kingdom. Everything from Canterbury Cathedral and the historic city of Canterbury to the defensive coast of England.
There are more castles in Kent than any other county and we enjoy the greatest selection of historic houses, palaces and glorious gardens than any other part of the UK and they can all be found in a compact geographic area.
Enjoy the Tudor triangle – Hever Castle, Penshurst Place and Leeds Castle or maybe the Churchill connection at Dover Castle, Walmer Castle or Chartwell House. Maybe you want to take a literary tour and include places associated with Ian Fleming, Jane Austen or Charles Dickens to name just a few who are associated with the South East of England.
This part of the country is so close to the rest of Europe which means that it was also open to invasion and so it has a huge amount of history and places associated with being the ‘defensive coast of Britain’ – Julius Caesar, William the Conqueror, and the role East Kent played in World War 2 - ‘Hellfire Corner’.
Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’ for a good reason and has some of the most beautiful landscapes in England. Travel through some of the most glorious scenery and hear the stories of ‘Hopping’ down in Kent and the smuggling stories from Romney Marsh and Rye in Sussex.
Blue Badge Tour Guide
Maxine qualified as an award winning Blue Badge Guide in 2011 and enjoys working with family groups, societies, students, tour companies as well as businesses looking for ideas for client entertaining and employee recognition events. Although qualified to operate at interesting and historic sites all over London and the South East of England, Maxine specialises in Canterbury guided tours including guiding Canterbury Cathedral where she has undertaken additional training to become a Cathedral endorsed guide meaning that she is qualified to escort parties of guests without the requirement to book a separate guide for the cathedral. Read more...