Welcome to Devon!
My name is Alex. I was born and bred in Devon, and over 40 years later I have no need to consider moving to anywhere else, such is my love for the county in which I live. It really is a special place, and offers such a variety of things to do and see that I never tire of being here. I take great pleasure in showing my partner and two children around, and we are never short of somewhere new to visit.
During my working life I have always held this notion that I should be sharing my passion for Devon with other people, hence my reason for setting up Unique Devon Tours. From an early age, when I used to serve breakfast in my mother’s guest house, I would give advice to travellers, many from abroad, about places they should visit in the area.
At college, whilst studying a hotel and catering management qualification, I would guide my friends around the countryside, taking them to Dartmoor and the coast, showing them just how beautiful Devon is. Even when working in a care home, I had the chance to take the residents out for regular drives, always making sure that we went to a new place whenever possible!
So, being a tour guide is something that comes quite naturally to me. Also, I am keen to offer something a bit different or extra, such as sharing with you my intriguing Scottish family history, or offering to take your photos for the duration of your stay. My own photography is featured on this website.
It is not really surprising that people love to visit Devon, and have done for a very long time. With our mild climate and the opportunity to do such a wide variety of things, it is ideal for any traveller. But far more than that, for the discerning traveller, there are off the beaten track places to discover, once in a life time activities to try, and intriguing people to meet. Come to me, and I will use my local knowledge and extensive contacts to organise the ultimate tailor made guided tour of Devon, just for you.
*Important update* – I am proud to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Wanderlust World Guide of the Year Awards for 2016 (down to the last 8 from over 1500 tour guides around the World). The winner is announced in October.