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A Range of Heritage & Garden Tours

Brookland Travel
BROOKLAND TRAVEL
Established 1999


 

TOURS THROUGH TIME

   

 

THE VERY BEST IN HISTORIC TOURING WITH SMALLER GROUP SIZES AND AN EXPERT TOUR LEADER

Tour England with Tours Through Time and discover English castles, historic abbeys, battlefields and monuments with castle tours, talks and walks. Special interest cultural holidays, castle tours, and heritage breaks in the UK and Europe from Brookland Travel.  Many include English Heritage and National Trust properties although private and lesser known properties are often tour highlights.

 

Most of these popular tours are led by Julian Humphrys, who read history at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Julian has also enjoyed a career in museums and he talks regularly about history on TV and radio.  He is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and also the author of English Heritage’s Battlefield Hikes and “A Clash of Arms: Twelve British Battles”. His book “Enemies at the Gates” takes an entertaining look at English castles under siege and tells the stories from both the attackers and the besieged.

These historical, cultural and castle tours are operated by Brookland Travel who have enjoyed a long association with English Heritage and other cultural organisations including National Trust Groups, Decorative and Fine Art Societies,  U3A, Probus, RHS Pershore College 

 2019 TOURS

11/14 APRIL 2019

HIGHCLERE CASTLE, KELMSCOTT MANOR AND HISTORIC HOUSES OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS

FROM THE WROXTON HOUSE HOTEL, NR BANBURY ***

7/10 JULY 2019
LAVENHAM AND HISTORIC SUFFOLK WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS - DISCOVER THE RICH WOOL TOWNS AND CHURCHES OF LAVENHAM AND LONG MELFORD, ENJOY A PRIVATE TOUR OF LAYER MARNEY TOWER, VISIT FLATFORD MILL (CONSTABLE COUNTRY) AND SUTTON HOO STAYING AT THE HISTORIC SWAN HOTEL IN LAVENHAM

9/13 SEPTEMBER 2019

 GUÉDELON (A MEDIEVAL CASTLE IN THE MAKING) AND THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF VÉZELAY AND FONTENAY ABBEY

DISCOVER MEDIEVAL CASTLES, TOWNS AND ABBEYS IN BURGUNDY WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS

THE HÔTEL LA POSTE IN VÉZELAY

 

7/11 OCTOBER 2019 - NORTHUMBRIA AND COUNTY DURHAM
FROM THE DURHAM ROYAL COUNTY MARRIOTT HOTEL****
 

 

 

 

 



  
FEATURED TOURS

LAVENHAM AND HISTORIC SUFFOLK WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS

In the heart of Suffolk you''ll find some of Britain's prettiest villages and towns. One of these is Lavenham, built by wealthy wool merchants of Tudor times and with 320 buildings of historic interest. Discover these with our expert tour leader, historian and guide Julian Humphrys, and then explore other historic properties in Suffolk

07/07/2019  - 10/07/2019   AVAILABLE

FROM£671
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HISTORIC SUFFOLK AND LAVENHAM WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS





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NORTHUMBRIA & COUNTY DURHAM WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS

Join historian and guide Julian Humphrys to tour historic sites in County Durham and Northumbria including Durham Cathedral, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Alnwick Castle and Garden.

07/10/2019  - 11/10/2019   AVAILABLE

FROM£TBA
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HISTORIC BURGUNDY, GUEDELON & VEZELAY

One of the highlights of this break is to explore Gu├ędelon, a 21st century medieval adventure. We travel deep into the forests of northern Burgundy, to the once disused quarry, where a team of master-builders are building the 13th-century castle of Gu├ędelon using traditional building materials and techniques.

09/09/2019  - 13/09/2019   AVAILABLE

FROM£1275 PER PERSON
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HISTORIC DURHAM & NORTHUMBRIA WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS

HISTORIC DURHAM AND NORTHUMBRIA WITH HISTORIAN JULIAN HUMPHRYS

07/10/2019  - 11/10/2019   AVAILABLE

FROM£619
Book Now : 01305 259 467





WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"Just to say what a wonderful time we're having here in the Scilly Isles. thank you for your impeccable organisation, attention to detail and the care you put into solving Dr C's mobility difficulties. Tresco tomorrow but the forecast is heavy rain - one thing you can't do anything about!

C G , UK

"We are still reliving the joys of our holiday visiting the gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk. It was everything we had anticipated and more! Thank you for all the hard work you put in to making everything run like clockwork and for researching such interesting and varied gardens - including their owners. We look forward to receiving information for what is planned for next year with Brookland.

Mrs A F , Hampshire


Cromwells Castle

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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