Over 20 Years of Successful Guiding Experience

Each year Open Book Visitor Guiding offers an extensive programme of both walking and coach tours. All tours are available for visiting groups, and interests, abilities, language needs and age will all be considered.


Our range of services include; On-Coach guiding, Itinerary & visit planning, Information packs, Educational / School tours, Slide talks & presentations and Tactile tours for the visually impaired.


It is Open Book policy that all our guides participate in Welcome Host, Welcome Host International and Welcome All workshops along with other essential technique and product knowledge training. We wish to enhance our ability to offer welcoming and informative guided tours to all our visitors.

Coach Tour Ideas:

Hadrian's Wall and Roman Sites

The Lake District

The Scottish Borders

Hexham and Hexham Abbey

Solway Coast and North Cumbria


Walking Tours:

Carlisle Railway, City and Station

Medieval Carlisle, Prior's Tower

The Tithe Barn and Guildhall

Carlisle Castle and Lanercost Priory

Walks along Hadrian's Wall

Tours of Brampton, Wigton and Gilsland