About Me

Welcome! My name is Sean Callery. I’ve lived in the beautiful Cotswolds for 30 years and I love sharing its stories and sights.

I’m a teacher turned author turned tour guide. So I’ve got excellent background knowledge as well as superb presentational skills.


Whether you live in the Cotswolds or are visiting for the first time, you’ll discover exciting things from an insightful, enthusiastic and fully-trained Blue Badge guide for the Heart of England. This is the top qualification for tour guides in the UK.


I run small group and private tours for individuals, families and groups. I offer trips round major sites of the Cotswolds (all the classics). I also deliver ‘offbeat’ tours of less-visited but still fascinating places full of surprises. Or I can tailor tours to your interests, from ‘Arts and Crafts’ to ‘Wool Churches’.

I can also guide you around nearby attractions such as Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare’s home town), Ironbridge (the furnace of the Industrial Revolution) Birmingham (once the workshop of the world) and Coventry (a medieval city with a rollercoaster history of ups and downs).

I am a professional children’s author and have written a history of Oxford plus books on the history of Hook Norton and (soon!) a quirky guide to the Offbeat Cotswolds. There’s more about my books on my writing website, seancallery.co.uk.


Heart of England

Sean Callery

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