Rosemary Barnes

Rosemary Barnes

Mobile: 07771 632673

Home/Office Phone: 01977 702000/ 0208 673 8119



Languages Spoken: conversational French/German/Italian/Spanish

Special Qualifications: Certificate in Tour Management,DBS disclosure


  • York city sightseeing inc. York Minster
  • Leeds and environs
  • South Yorkshire

  • Industrial heritage
  • Social history
  • Arts/Literature

Hello and thank you for your interest in my guiding services. I am delighted that you are intending to visit Yorkshire – you won’t be disappointed. Whatever your passion – beautiful countryside, picturesque village, lavish stately home or vibrant cityscape – we have it here and it would be my pleasure to share it with you.

I grew up in a small town famous for its liquorice industry and attended the local girls grammar school there. Following university I found employment in the tourist industry, working in sales and managerial roles. In 2002 I began work as a Tour Manager, taking groups to different parts of the UK and Europe. My aptitude for languages came in useful here, I can communicate in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Exciting days with no two tours the same. I got on well with my passengers who came from all walks of life and enjoyed seeing the world.

Recently I decided I would like to focus in on my home county and get to know it in more depth. For that reason I enrolled on the Yorkshire Blue Badge Guide course and qualified in 2015. My particular specialisms are social history, literature and the arts. Coming from a coal-mining area I am also interested in our industrial heritage and the ways in which this has been preserved and presented in the twenty-first century. I can assist in planning itineraries to suit your needs.

My clients describe me as a friendly and helpful person with a good sense of humour. I like to provide a service tailored to the needs of each individual to ensure maximum satisfaction with the tour. I have worked with Probus and Rotary clubs, retail companies, students and school parties and hold a DBS disclosure certificate. I am also fully insured.

I hope I may have the pleasure of your acquaintance soon and may the road rise up to meet you.