Brand New Accredited Guided Tours

Gravesham Borough Council organised for local people to be officially trained to deliver a series of discovery tours in Gravesend on behalf of the council.

The budding tour guides went through a three months training course and successfully passed their written and oral exam in December. A badging ceremony took place in February to celebrate their achievements. The Gravesham Tourism Guides are now fully accredited to take British and International groups on a journey through time!

The following tours on offer are:

River Walk – From the oldest pub in Gravesend to the town’s canal basin, you will be taking

in all aspects of the river – pirates, smuggling, ship building, shrimping, Port of London Authority, missions, fortifications and the river itself.

People and Places – Running from the historic St. George’s church to the beautiful Gordon Gardens, you will hear about the famous people linked to the area – Pocahontas, Dickens and General Gordon to name a few! This walk will also include the history of Gravesend including coaching inns, the listed clock tower, Gravesend Old Borough Market and more.

Politics and Faith – Have an exclusive look at Gravesham Borough Council’s Mayor’s parlour and regalia, touching on politics. Follow up with a walk to the town’s magnificent Sikh temple (Gurdwara) where you will be told about Sikhism and other religions. If you wish to do so, you will be able to take your group inside the Gurdwara afterwards.

 Each walk is an hour long or so, and the cost of a tour starts is £7 per person (minimum required per group is 10).

For more information please contact Visit Gravesend Tourism department on 01474 33 72 02 or email virginie.whittaker@gravesham.gov.uk

 

Gravesham Accredited Tour Guides

Aileen Carey

Kevin Murison

Paul Rayiru

Stephen Sandford

Nick Ragland

Alan Payne

Jenny Watson Bore

Barry Mitchell

Mike Barkway

Denise Allen

Christoph Bull

Mike Tilling