What is a Green Badge Guide?
The Green Badge is awarded after passing a detailed course accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.
The Institute of Tourist Guiding was set up in 2002 with the support of the Department of Culture, Media & Sports and Visit Britain and has since been instrumental in raising the profile and status of tourist guiding in the industry nationwide.
This course was made possible due to the support of Salford City Council and the EST.1761 project and National Lottery Heritage Funding.
Our guides have undergone intensive training on the history of the canal, the area, the geology and the people related to the Bridgewater Canal and the industries and culture created by and around it.
Entertaining, knowledgeable and professional, our guides have the history, the stories and the most up to date local information to provide any visitor with an excellent experience.
As adaptable, practical guides we are always prepared for the unexpected and welcome individuals or groups visiting the Bridgewater Canal in Salford whether for business or pleasure.
We can provide specific themed tours, walking tours, tours of selected Museums, Religious Institutions and Galleries relating to the Bridgewater Canal and surrounding areas.
We will be happy to work together with groups visiting RHS Bridgewater when it opens and can provide tours starting and finishing here as per requirements.