Our time with you has been precious, rare and golden. You could not have been kinder and considerate to our needs and desires. It was a joy to be with you and we shall never forget you. Be well, God Bless and Cheers as you say!

B.B. - Ohio USA

For our Northumbria Holiday Group Visit we were so pleased to be accompanied by our “excellent, informative and entertaining Blue Badge Guide Tom Keating”. The tours included Newcastle, Hadrian’s Wall and Hexham, Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands. Our group voted for Beamish as the highlight attraction of their tour, along with Tom of course.

R.C. - Kent UK

All of our U3A group wish to say thank you for the city walk around Newcastle. You made it so interesting and certainly looked after us so well. The river and bridges views were a highlight for many of us but also the architecture of many of your beautiful buildings. We will remember Earl Grey and Lord Eldon and also now, how your city got its name!

R.H. – Leics. UK

We enjoyed a most interesting walking tour of Durham City and Cathedral with Tom Keating. His love of the Cathedral showed throughout our visit. We were lucky to have him also for our tours to Segedunum Roman Fort. He pointed out so much of interest with a brilliant commentary on the excavations and bath house. En-route to Kielder Water he told us fascinating stories about the Border Reivers. You should know how much our party appreciated Tom Keating. He is one of the best guides we have ever had. He should be an Ambassador.

R.T – West Sussex U.K

Thanks again for taking me around and sharing some of your interesting insights into the area and its history. I look back on the trip which through your efforts worked out so well. I will be in touch with you again. Many thanks and best wishes.

A.B. - Netherlands

Your input with the tour Itinerary for our holiday in Northumbria made it so much easier for us to plan and promote. We knew with your presence we could relax in the knowledge our day tours are feasible and achievable. Everything was perfect. If anyone can show off the Durham Dales to its best it’s you Tom.


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