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“brilliant thanks David”

Castle Private Day Tours
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“brilliant thanks David”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

mum and I spent two lovely days with David. Eden one day and Heligan the other
we had an informative morning each day - David shared all his insights into Eden and Heligan
we were well looked after. Hope to return again fantastic time thanks again David.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, FL
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“Excellent Tour Guide”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

My wife and I and another couple took a shore excursion from Fowey to The Lost Gardens of Heligan with David Hogg and had a great time. He picked us up at the pier, drove to the attraction and gave us a guided tour. Since his wife is/was head gardener there and he knows just about everyone at the gardens (and apparently on the way to the gardens), the visit was most enjoyable. His stories about the gardens and that part of Cornwall made the time pass quickly. The ship's excursion basically dropped you off and then redelivered you back to the boat. Later, we did a short visit to The Eden Project (through the employees' back door), for which he also does tours, and although time did not permit us to go inside the domes, we did get an idea of the facility's size, scope and mission. Will definitely use David when we come back to tour that attraction. On the way back to the ship, we even stopped off at his home and saw his own gardens' restoration project. In Fowey, David treated us to a beer and we got to hear more stories of local people and events. As another reviewer stated, he is definitely a raconteur and made our stop in the area memorable. One of the best guides we have ever had and obviously someone who enjoys what he does. For more info. about his tours/prices see www.castletoursfowey.co.uk.

Visited July 2012
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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“MARVELLOUS”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

We decided on the spur of the moment to take a day tour of Cornwall with David Hogg of Castle Tours. He took us all along the south coast and we stopped off at various points to see seals at Godrevy and visit 'Wally' at Cape Cornwall as well as a back stage tour of Minack Theatre and an hour to wander around St Ives to name just a few of the stops during the day.
David is a very charming and interesting host. He knows a lot about the history of the places he took us to and he knows a lot of terrible jokes.
Our day was packed but not overpowering. David did all the driving so we were all able to sit back and enjoy the views (albeit a terribly foggy day).
We plan to return to Cornwall in November and will certainly contact David again to see where he can take us next time.
Even if you think you know Cornwall, do take a tour - you will thoroughly enjoy yourself and you are bound to end up somewhere you have never been before.

Visited February 2012
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