About your guide

I’m a Professional top level Blue Badge Guide for all of Wales and also offer walking tours of the Roman city of Chester & Liverpool’s Historic Waterfront and would love to tell you stories about this wonderful part of the UK, where I’m proud to live.

I’ve been working in tourism all my life and a guide for 10 years.  I recently became a Gold Level Ambassador for Denbighshire – an area of North East Wales, which is still largely undiscovered by tourists.

In addition to being a guide, I’m an experienced Tour Manager and itinerary planner so if you don’t know Wales or what you can do here, please get in touch and I’d be happy to help.

Wales is just bursting with great things to see and do and my tours are entertaining and informative.  I tell stories about people from times gone by up to the present day, so whether you like castles, gardens, train and canal boat rides, smugglers and shipwrecks, stunning gardens, industrial geniuses or just prefer to relax and enjoy the fantastic scenery, please do get in touch.

Carole Startin tour guide blue badge
Official Blue Badge covering the whole of Wales

Wales Ambassador Programme

The Wales Ambassador Programme began in North East Wales and has now extended to Snowdonia National Park and Conwy.

I’m delighted to be a Gold Level Ambassador for both The Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB and Snowdonia National Park, both in North Wales plus a Silver Level Ambassador for Conwy (there is no Gold level yet).

What this means is that I have a detailed knowledge of all aspects of these areas from culture and the Welsh language, to history and its people, local towns and villages and the wonderful scenic hills and mountains.

DID YOU KNOW: Snowdonia National Park is one of only a few in the world to have accredited Dark Skies Status. This means there are large areas of the park which have NO light pollution from street lights to houses and business and you can see the wonderful night sky and stars. In addition the abundance of wildlife in these areas can go about their night activities or sleep without their body clocks being disrupted by our lights.

We do Astro and Dark Skies tours in North Wales so please contact me to find out more.

About my Wales tours

All tours are bespoke and private so just for you or your group and operate year round, subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.

Please contact me on celtictourswales@hotmail.com or call Carole on 07582 093582 to discuss your needs.

Terms & Conditions, cancellation fees and payment options are available on request.

View my profiles: Guild of British Tourist Guides, Wales Best Guides, Visit Wales

Read my blogs

Celebrating St David’s Day in Wales

Discover 12 Hidden Gems of North Wales