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A Range of Heritage & Garden Tours

Brookland Travel
BROOKLAND TRAVEL
Established 1999

Brookland Travel

 
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AS A SPECIALIST TOUR OPERATOR  - FOR THE VERY BEST IN ESCORTED UK AND EUROPEAN HERITAGE AND GARDEN SHORT BREAKS
 

Brookland Travel was established in 1999.  Escorted garden tourshistory tours and cultural breaks exploring our built and natural English heritage

COVID 19 - We should be celebrating 20 years of themed holidays in 2020 yet due to Covid 19, government advice and our responsibility to safeguard our customers, we have cancelled all short breaks until spring 2021.  We are working with our suppliers to be able to bring you an exciting programme of short breaks and holidays, some popular repeats and also new destinations and themes.  Plenty of these will be in the UK for those that do not wish to travel too far afield. 

DON'T MISS OUT IN 2021 - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST EARLY AS OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS COULD  BE EVEN SMALLER IN 2021 -  USUALLY 25 -28 PERSONS PER TOUR.
 
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: HERITAGE HIKES WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS FOR OCTOBER 2020
All is not lost!  For those who need to escape the everyday and get out to enjoy our beautiful countryside our popular guide and historian, Julian Humphrys, is leading some socially distant historic walks.  See full details on the Tours Through Time or Latest News page links on this website or call/email for information. #EscapeTheEveryday
 
Do check this website regulary for updates on escorted special interest tours and holidays for individuals.  Are you a Group Leader? Brookland have over 20 years of experience in Group travel (clubs/organisations and associations).   
 
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Listed below are some of our expert tour leaders.

PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURAL TOUR LEADERS

ANDY  MCINDOE.  Andy has over 40 years experience in retail and production horticulture and is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio.   Andy has been responsible for no less than 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and his charm, experience and  horticultural knowledge ensure his popularity with Brookland clients, having led a varied selection of our UK and European  garden tours since 2003.

www.andymcindoe.com

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DUNCAN COOMBS  (BSc Hons Botany and Master of Horticulture) has led garden tours for Brookland since 2000.   Duncan is a part-time lecturer and RHS advisor at Pershore (Warwickshire) College. 

SUE FISHER. Sue's extensive horticultural career spans over 35 years, starting with training and a decade in the garden centre and nursery trade before developing into an accomplished garden writer, designer and speaker.  Her designs have transformed numerous private gardens of all sizes, from courtyard to clifftop.  In her spare time she loves gardening where she lives in the Tamar Valley and exploring the beautiful cost and country of Devon and Cornwall on foot, boat and bike,

www.suefishergardens.co.uk

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See the Tours Through Time page for the current heritage and historical programme, mainly led by popular historian and guide, Julian Humphrys.  Julian has been leading tours for Brookland since 2003 and he injects a huge amount of fun and wit to complement an exhaustive historical knowledge.

THESE WALKS ARE DEFINATELY GOING AHEAD - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

HERITAGE HIKES WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS - OCTOBER 2020

SOCIALLY DISTANT HISTORIC WALKS – SMALL GROUPS - #EscapeTheEveryday

Join popular guide - writer, historian and broadcaster Julian Humphrys, as we set out on three walks around some fascinating historic battlefields and the lovely scenery of the countryside surrounding them.  See the Tours Through Time page for details of walks on 18th  (Battle Abbey The Battle of Hastings) and 19th October 2020 (Towton).

Register for further information now



An Island Escape to the Isle of Wight including Osborne House and Gardens - led by popular tour leader, Julian Humphrys

Small Group Touring featuring pre-booked entry to Osborne House with plenty of time to admire the extensive gardens or to walk to the private beach. We take a leisurely drive around the island, to discover 800 years of history and the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle, exotic plants inside and out at Ventnor Botanic Garden and much more.


From £746 Per Person
Book Now : 01305 259467



NEW DATE FOR OCTOBER 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED: HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE - WINCHESTER, ROMSEY AND THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLD (SOUTHAMPTON)

NEW DATE FOR OCTOBER TO BE CONFIRMED. This fascinating new tour is led by popular historian and guide, Julian Humphrys. Explore historic connections between Southampton, Romsey and Winchester including the recently reopened and restored "Gods House Tower", a unique building that has an intriguing history. In Winchester highlights are Winchester College and Cathedral


FROM£530
Book Now : 01305 259467



Richard lll, Henry Tudor and the end of The Wars of The Roses

This three day tour is based at the superb William Cecil Hotel in the beautiful and historic town of Stamford and we take an in-depth look at the closing years of the Wars of the Roses with Julian Humphrys. Julian, an accomplished historian, is a very popular guide with Brookland Travel clients.

23/05/2021  - 26/05/2021   AVAILABLE

PRICE FROM £665 per person
Book Now : 01305 259467






















Garden Tours

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"Thank you for organising a fabulous tour of S Devon for us. Our guide, Julia was amazing and everyone loved her -she gave us the benefit of the vast amount of knowledge she has of the area and the places we visited. It was hard to take it all in! The hotel was most comfortable and accommodating and Alan was an excellent driver and tackled the narrow roads brilliantly.

SB , Hants

"Thanks again for a lovely trip, your organisation is brilliant and personal and we look forward to something new for next year.

Mrs M S - Horticultural Society , Wiltshire

Heritage and Garden Tours

Brookland Travel are a special interest tour operator in Dorchester, Dorset, providing garden tours, cultural holidays, English heritage short breaks and more throughout the UK and Europe.

Registered Address: 26 Middlemarsh St, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3FD. Reg No 03819803

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