What do we do in The Cotswolds?

Michael Neilan has become known at home and abroad, especially in the United States, as the foremost touring DriverGuide for sightseeing visitors to the Glorious Cotswolds. It all began in 1990 when Michael resigned the business of Lloyd’s Underwriting and midweek life in London's village of Chelsea in favour of life amongst the horses and Jack Russell Terriers in Stanton an almost ridiculously beautiful medieval village of limestone cottages and Manor Houses hidden away in the North Cotswolds Hills. Michael has lived in the Cotswolds, initially in the lovely village of Snowshill, since 1975 and full time along with his wife, Angela, since 1981 at Broad Campden and currently at Stanton where they bought Shenberrow Hill in 1986.

  • Touring Sightseeing
  • Medieval Churches
  • Cotswolds Gardens

The service offered is that of Personalised Cotswolds Touring Driver-Guide to small groups of independent travellers. The maximum in any group is seven persons, either from one family or at times being friends all travelling together, but parties of any smaller size are welcome. Michael will arrange days of interest & scenes to savour that suit the guests be it visiting Castles and stately homes or Palaces or beautiful English Country House Gardens, Manor Houses or Antiques hunting.There is also to be discovered many beautiful Medieval village Churches . Additionally simply by touring Cotswolds Villages you will achieve an overview of what life is like in the land that time seems to have forgotten, the wonderful land of stream and stone.

All the touring days proceed at a time and pace that suits you there are no deadlines. These days out are Cotswolds Tours personalised for you the guests. We shall follow in the footsteps of the many Kings, Queens, Knights & their Ladies, Artists, Painters, Photographers and Arts and Crafts practitioners who have been here touring the Glorious Cotswolds from time immemorial to the present day. We will visit English wonders and historic stonebuilt villages and also places such as;

  • Kenilworth Castle
  • Manor Houses
  • Stonehenge
  • Warwick Castle
  • Bath

London has villages too!

It is not so widely known that London is an amalgam of villages that over centuries have grown into the city that is London today, Mayfair, Bayswater, Notting Hill, Kensington, South Kensington, Chelsea, and Belgravia to name a few all have subtley differing atmospheres.

Having lived in London’s Thameside village of Chelsea for many years Michael will also cover London and its environs if you like and link these sort of days to Cotswolds Touring days perhaps one or two London area days followed by two or three more touring in the Cotswolds or, if desired even into Wales or farther afield up to The Lakes District and The Yorkshire Dales and even onwards into and around Scotland.

Michael will in fact extend any tours to take in anywhere in England, Wales or Scotland.

Latest News

Michael Also Covers Areas Of England Farther Afield

Sunday 23rd February 2020

If your visit to England is to cover areas other than The Glorious Cotswolds I'm your man. Recently I have been touring in North & South Devon & the beautiful coast & coves of Cornwall. I have also, last summer, covered North Wales & Chester, The Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes District & on into Scotland at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness & The Isle of Skye. I am frequently at London & from there we have toured out into the county of Kent, rich in stately homes and gardens and where you can, for example, visit Chartwell the family home of Winston Churchill & lived in by Winston & family between 1922 & his death in 1965. Longer tours of Great Britain are also a speciality.