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Michael Neilan  C/O Angela Neilan, Shenberrow Hill, STANTON, Broadway, WR12 7NE Tel: 01386 584468 & 07976 208787



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Testimonial 5th November 2016

Hi Michael, Are your ears burning ? Bill & I can't stop telling everyone ( family, friends, and our travel agent ) how much we adored our amazing guide ! You truly made our trip the most special vacation of our lives. I loved watching the videos back with my mom and listening to your wonderful stories, insights & literary quotes again. We will be back in a couple of years and will not settle for any other guide but you. Kira Hall & Bill Gabrielson, San Diego .

Testimonial 24th October 2016

Michael J. Ganey, Raleigh N.Carolina wrote:

"The Cotswolds are great,but, only with Michael Neilan. Two weeks ago we were lucky enough to be introduced to the Cotswolds by an expert introducer, Michael Neilan

What made our visit special was Michael's personal interest in making sure we saw the true Cotswolds, and we surely did. There are a couple of reasons for this. First we visited only smaller villages and towns and were personally introduced to townspeople everywhere. Michael seems to know everyone and vice versa. Whether it was in pubs, retail shops, or just strolling down the street we met people who knew him. Second we traveled only backroads through the countryside. No hustle and bustle just total immersion into the fiber of the Cotswolds. Not once did we see a tour bus or group of tourists. Third Michael knows the historical importance and context for most everything we saw. There is nothing we like more than a learning-vacation and Michael was a great instructor.

If you have interest in a thoroughly customized Cotswolds tour Michael should be your first and only consideration. He, his wife Angela and wonderdog Master Pip will make it a time to savor.

Tour the Cotswolds with Michael and live for a while in the timeless land of stream & stone !

The Cotswolds hills are quintessentially English. There is nowhere else in England where landscape and architecture harmonise so perfectly. Cottages, Farms, Manor Houses & Churches all built from the local  oolitic limestone seem to have literally grown up out of the ground. They seem to glimmer golden with the lost sunlight of centuries and the overall effect is that of a magical domain lost in its own timescale. Indeed the wonderful illusion is that time really has forgotten the Glorious Cotswolds and left the area preserved as in a dream of a bygone age. It is an Artist’s and Photographer’s paradise. There is a magical "Brigadoon" effect !


*Tour the Cotswolds


*With your own Cotswolds Driver-Guide


*Cotswolds Gardens


*Cotswolds Villages

*Historic England


Touring the Cotswolds is one of life’s rare and unique pleasures. To do so at your own pace and at a time that suits you escorted by an historically knowledgeable Cotswolds Touring  Driver Guide will enhance dramatically your enjoyment of this famous domain.





*Chipping Campden

*Driver Sightseeing


Tour beautiful stone villages such as these hidden treasures with your own local Cotswolds touring Driver-Guide will introduce you to the splendid world of medieval England that has entranced appreciative visitors for generations and attracted so many artists such as those of the Arts & Crafts movement just over a century ago.


*William Shakespeare

*Stratford upon Avon


For those lovers of The Bard his home town and the Shakespeare houses and Anne Hathaway's cottage are nearby and can be visited along with beautiful old English gardens such as Hidcote Manor Gardens near Chipping Campden 


*Touring the Cotswolds

*Driver Guided Tours

Touring the Cotswolds, rain or shine, observing, and becoming a part of, the unspoilt beauty of these wonderful places you will find “Olde Englande” at its most enchanting, the rural England of long ago. A stunning Castle or Manor House, clear babbling streams, rivers and fords, a beautiful & charming old Pub, off the main routes where you can try the traditional “Ploughman’s Lunch” Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle & Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill’s birthplace are all close at hand. Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Stanton, Michael’s home village, The Earl of Wemyss' Jacobean Stanway House, beautiful Snowshill, all these hidden treasures villages and much more will be revealed to you by Michael Neilan the Cotswolds most experienced touring Driver-Guide.

*Broadway *Chipping Campden *Stow on the Wold *Bourton on the Water *Stanton

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