About me

Welcome to my web page. My name is Dorothy Nicolle and I live in the beautiful county of Shropshire in the heart of England.

Can there be any better way to earn a living than by doing something that you enjoy and sharing the enjoyment with others? I have always been fascinated by Britain and its history and studied the subject at Leicester University where I gained an Honours Degree in British Archaeology and History. Today I share my interests with visitors and local people alike, giving talks and showing people around this beautiful part of the world as a professional Blue Badge tourist guide.

I qualified in 1993 as a Blue Badge Guide for the Heart of England region, although I have since specialised in Shropshire and its adjacent counties. I am a member of both the Institute of Tourist Guiding and the Heart of England Tourist Guides Association.

As a result of my guiding and talks I was asked, some years ago to write a book on Shropshire for the Francis Frith Book Company. This led to further books so that I have now written more than twenty books - all of them dealing with local and general history subjects.

About the Blue Badge

The Blue Badge is the only professional qualification in Britain for tourist guiding and is recognised internationally.

It is awarded only to those guides who have undergone a detailed and comprehensive training, both in the classroom and on the road. Subjects covered include an in-depth study of the Heart of England region as well as a rigorous study of Britain's history and its monarchy, architecture, art and literature, industrial heritage and also the natural history of the countryside.

Please note that I am unable to provide general tourist information. However Shropshire Tourism has an excellent website which can answer all sorts of enquiries at www.shropshiretourism.info

Contact Details

Email: dorothy@nicolle.me.uk
Address: Dorothy Nicolle, 136 College Road, Oswestry, SY11 2SB, United Kingdom