These guides are take you on easy going walking tours in and around towns, villages and sites of interest.
Please see the individual guide information for full details of their services and qualifications.

2019-10-14T11:12:28+01:00

JOHN SHAKESPEARE

Web: VisitMannTours.com
E-mail: john@visitmanntours.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 481814

Driver Guide

John is an enthusiastic and engaging tour guide and has been guiding groups and individuals for many years worldwide.

His aim is to make your visit a memorable and enjoyable experience with a great choice of themed itineraries or completely bespoke tours. Having lived here for over 30 years he knows the Island well.

His particular interests are history, castles and the Vikings; he’s a Viking re-enactor and storyteller, and also plays the bagpipes!

Whether you want an in-depth special interest tour, a scenic overview, a walking tour or a VIP experience, John can help. Offering Sea Terminal, Airport or hotel meet and greet, John is happy to step on your coach, minibus or car, or to accompany you on foot.

2019-10-01T16:33:30+01:00

PETRA DUDEK

E-mail: germanxtours@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 451252

Petra grew up in Hamburg with its famous sea port and the Isle of Man has been her home since 1999.

It is no surprise her main interests are the Island harbours, transport and their changes through the centuries. This of course is only a small part of the Island’s rich history.

Petra looks forward to sharing her experiences with you either in English or German and to make your visit memorable and enjoyable.

Whether it be a visit to our many heritage sites, a walking tour of our towns and villages or a tailormade trip of your choice.

2019-10-02T13:02:05+01:00

DAVID KILLIP

E-mail: culturetours@isleofman.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 461005

Born and raised on the Isle of Man, David is a Manxman whose ancestors came to the Island from Norway over 1000 years ago, hence his particular interest in the Norse era. Equally at home guiding individuals or groups, in town or country, on foot or in a vehicle, David would like to help you make the most of your visit to our wonderful Island. The people, history, heritage, culture, landscape and wildlife of the Island are very special and David, who runs Isle of Man Culture Tours, hopes he can enjoy your company to share your exploration of them.

2019-09-19T11:00:10+01:00

IAN RADCLIFFE

E-mail: ijradcliffe@manx.net

Ian was born and raised on the Island with interests in family history, industrial archaeology, vernacular architecture and transport.

Ian is also interested in the promotion of the Isle of Man’s unique culture and heritage.

2019-09-19T11:34:18+01:00

PAT GRIFFITHS

E-mail: macmouse@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 427010

I have worked for Manx National Heritage, both in the Library of the Manx Museum and as a volunteer at the Calf of Man Bird Observatory.

My particular interests are the wildlife and the Island’s history. There are many opportunities for beautiful scenic coastal and inland walks. Depending on the time of year, there is a variety of bird life to be seen, including a thriving community of Chough and many varieties of seabirds.

There are many sites illustrating the Island’s rich history, including the Norse period and earlier. I can help you plan walks or tours tailored to your own special interests.

2019-10-09T09:53:06+01:00

RORY McCANN

Web: WildMannTours.com
E-mail: rmccann@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 463462

Born and brought up in the Isle of Man, I can offer a bespoke experience tailored to your specific needs.

The Isle of Man has a diverse environment from stunning coastal walks and sublime Manx glens.

Let me help you to explore the hidden places of the Isle of Man, from its geology, history, wildlife and folklore and much, much more. Explore the towns and villages of the Island or enjoy a guided walk through the Manx countryside.

For those interested in discovering their family history let me assist you in finding where your ancestors lived and worked.

2019-09-19T11:57:39+01:00

JILL QUIRK

E-Mail: bgq@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 488506

As a proud, native Manxwoman, I am passionate about sharing the delights of the island.

Allow me to tell you about our history and heritage: art and architecture, wheels and wallabies, kippers and queenies, bonnag and beer, castles and cathedrals, steam-trains and trams, tails and tales, smugglers and slavers, folklore and fable, records and races, Tynwald and taxes, Vikings and vigils, chapels and churches, crosses and cairns, tholtans and theatre, our mountain and mines.

I’d be delighted to guide you on leisurely walks, or in your car, or to step onto your minibus or coach.

Et je serai ravie de vous guider en français.

2019-09-19T10:52:56+01:00

PHIL CRAINE

Web: philcraine.info/
E-mail: philcraine44@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)1624 675925
Tel: +44 (0)7624 437248

Phil Craine would be pleased to guide individuals and groups anywhere on the Isle of Man. He grew up on the Island and enjoys helping visitors discover its beauty for themselves.

He is particularly fond of exploring the Manx hills and coastal footpaths, although would be happy to provide historic walking tours of the main towns too.

He is also well-acquainted with the ancient ‘keeills’ (very early Celtic chapels) scattered around the Island, often in remote and beautiful settings. He qualified as a Registered Guide in 2013.

2019-09-24T21:25:05+01:00

FIDELMA BRADLEY

E-mail: f.bradley1@hotmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 431742

I have been an Island resident for over 30 years and will show you what a truly unique place the Isle of Man is to visit. Its central position in the British Isles, and its Norse and Celtic heritage, has given it a special culture and folklore. Explore and learn about the Island’s maritime history, 19th century modes of transport, as well as ancient castles and keeills (ancient chapels).

I will show you the rich evidence of our recent and distant past through:

• Town or country walks • Site tours
• Step-on coach tours • Accompanying you in your vehicle

Say hello to our fairies and they’ll await your return!

2019-09-19T10:49:41+01:00

CHRIS CALLOW

Web: Facebook.com/heritageIOM
E-mail: islandheritagetours@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 435528

Chris has enjoyed a varied career as a Manx Advocate, Alpine Chalet-Host and Vintage Tram Driver before embarking on a history and heritage degree course in 2015.

He is a keen walker and particularly enjoys opening up hidden corners of the Island to visitors. He also has a passion for the Island’s industrial past and is keen to involve our unique heritage railways in his excursions wherever possible.

Chris is a competent French speaker having spent seven years living and working in the French Alps, and is qualified to guide in the French language.

2019-09-19T11:49:41+01:00

HELEN LEIGH

E-mail: helen.leigh@wimanx.net
Tel: +44 (0)1624 825492

Helen Leigh was a history teacher in Manx schools for nearly 20 years and has a strong interest in the history and culture of the Isle of Man.

Helen is happy to guide easy / moderate walking tours in the towns, villages and countryside of the Island, aiming to make everyone’s visit a memorable experience.

She qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 2017.

2019-09-19T11:40:40+01:00

DAVID FISHER

E-mail: davidfisher35@aol.co.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1624 814147
Mob:+44 (0)7624 438635

Qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 1992. Worked for 20 years in Tourist information. Worked as a volunteer with Manx National National Heritage on the Calf Island Bird Sanctuary.

I am a Manx speaker and have a great interest in Gaelic and Norse place names. Can produce an itinerary for walks which include visiting the island’s diverse natural fauna, from short easy walks to slightly more energetic to suit the group’s needs.

Walks can also include the island’s industrial past, from fishing to mining.

2019-09-18T15:23:28+01:00

ANDREW FOXON

Web: Go-MannAdventures.com
E-mail: afoxon@iom.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 480129

Andrew is an archaeologist by training with a strong interest in landscape history and the rich cultural heritage and wildlife that is at the heart of the Isle of Man.

Book him for a step-on guiding service, or join him on guided walks and talks through the Manx countryside and coast.

As a qualified Walking Group Leader (Mountain Training Association) he can also teach map reading navigation and survival skills so he’s happy to head out along the Island’s footpaths as well as over the hills!

Andrew runs his own business offering walks and more.

2019-10-01T14:19:25+01:00

PETER BEIGHTON

E-mail: beightonsiom@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 432066

Peter tells stories about the Island past and present. There won’t be many dates and he promises to make you smile at every surprise just around the corner. He’s an expert on the TT course.

Deutschsprecher
Peter erzählt Geschichten über die Vergangenheit und die Gegenwart der Insel. Es wird nicht zu viele Geschichtsdaten geben und er verspricht, Sie zum Schmunzeln zu bringen. Und haben Sie Interesse am TT Kurs, dann ist Peter der Experte für Sie.

Francophone
Peter raconte des histoires sur le passé et le présent de l’île. Il n’y aura pas beaucoup de dates et il promet de vous faire sourire à chaque surprise juste au coin de la rue. Il est un expert sur le cours TT.

2019-09-19T10:51:07+01:00

SUSAN SKILLEN

Web: Page on Visit Isle of Man
E-mail: susanjaneskillen@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 357680

Tours in English or German

My name is Susan and I simply love the Island. It is my home. I was born on the Isle of Man and lived many years in Germany. I can take you to hidden gems and to all the “must see” sites. It’s your precious holiday, you choose! The tours are tailor-made for you.

Deutschsprecher
Mein Name ist Susan und ich liebe diese Insel. Es ist meine Heimat. Ich wurde hier geboren, habe aber viele Jahre in Deutschland gelebt. Ich kann Sie zu bekannten und weniger bekannten Orten auf der Insel fuehren. Es ist Ihr Urlaub, Sie entscheiden. Die Touren sind auf Sie abgestimmt.

2019-09-24T15:18:30+01:00

FIONA McARDLE

Web: ManxTourGuide.org
E-mail: manxtourguide@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 471543

I’m an experienced registered Blue Badge guide for groups and individuals and will plan bespoke tours if requested.

It gives me pleasure to share my knowledge of the Isle of Man and to bring its fascinating sites to life.
I have an in-depth interest in, and knowledge of:
Manx folklore, culture and Manx Gaelic, and
Social, family, and natural history of the Island.

I am happy to tour with you in your vehicle – car, minibus or coach, or to guide leisurely to moderate walks around the Island’s towns, villages and countryside.

Et je serai ravie de vous guider en français.

2019-10-19T18:10:18+01:00

SUSAN WOOLARD

E-mail: ballakinlay@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 478984

“I aim to help visitors enjoy the wonderful scenery, history and culture of the Isle of Man and am available for a range of tours of the Island, especially those involving walks around the coast, villages and historic places.

From its Celtic and Norse roots, through its roles in trade, wartime internment and early seaside holidays, to its heritage tourism, the Isle of Man has many stories to tell. May I guide you through the Island’s landscape for an enjoyable day or two?”

2019-09-19T12:01:50+01:00

BOB MOON

Tel: +44 (0)7624 473769

Bob is a passionate and knowledgeable guide to the many features of the Isle of Man that wait to be discovered by the visitor.

He is keen to share with you the island’s rich and varied landscapes, long and occasionally tumultuous history, quirky folklore, its quiet places, its sites of great antiquity and its many locations that echo with the sounds of industry long gone.

Bob’s particular interest is the wealth of the island’s diverse natural heritage, flora and wildlife.

He will be pleased to lead a tour for your group either bespoke or general interest during your next visit.

2019-09-19T11:45:27+01:00

CATHY CLUCAS

E-mail: benvonnag@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 414331

I have been qualified as an Isle of Man registered tour guide for over 20 years. I was born and raised on the Isle of Man and some of my family I know were here in the early 1600s.

I have a Master’s Degree in Manx Studies; my degree covered the physical geology, geomorphology, flora and fauna, prehistory, history, arts, folklore, traditional culture and heritage of the Isle of Man.

I am a Manx Gaelic speaker and I am interested in the promotion of the Isle of Man’s unique heritage and culture. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the Island with people visiting here.

2019-09-19T11:06:30+01:00

LOUISE STRICKETT

Web: Facebook page
E-mail: plsiomtours@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)1624 897411

Louise knew the moment she saw the Island that she would make it her home. Originally from Lancashire Louise married Martyn, a Manxman, has two grown up children and has been proud to call the Island her home for the last twenty five years.

It was her study of the Natural World that brought her here where she gained a Degree in Marine Biology specialising in Rocky Shores and Birds. Louise is passionate about the Island, its Countryside and Wildlife.

She would be delighted to offer tailored Wildlife Tours with easy / moderate walks as well as tours helping you explore our rich and diverse Manx History and Heritage in towns or countryside on foot or as a step on car / coach guide.