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A Range of Heritage & Garden Tours

Brookland Travel
BROOKLAND TRAVEL
Established 1999


 

TOURS THROUGH TIME

   

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 (NADFAS), U3A, Probus, RHS Pershore College (Warwickshire) and many other associations.

2016 TOURS AVAILABLE NOW:

Brussels, Waterloo and Wallonia by Eurostar 5/8 APRIL 2016

Historic Dorset 26 / 28 APRIL 2016

Historic Lincolnshire 10/13 MAY 2016

Richard III and The War of The Roses 21/25 MAY 2016

Castles of South Wales 17/20 JUNE 2016

The Isle of Wight and Osborne House 6/9 SEPTEMBER 2016

Castles of Northumbria and Tall Ships at Blythe  26/30 AUGUST 2016

Historic Sussex and 1066 Country - 26/29 SEPTEMBER 2016

Wonders of Wessex - 3/6 OCTOBER 2016

Historic Kent - 7/10 OCTOBER 2016

Tour factsheets and full information can be downloaded from this website or call us on 01305 259467 (00441305259467 if calling from overseas).  Email us at info@brooklandtravel.com

 



  
FEATURED TOURS

HISTORIC LINCOLNSHIRE

This three-night leisure break opens the door to the past of what was once a thriving commercial and trading centre and one of the largest cities in England. Accompanied by historian and guide, Julian Humphrys, we are able to learn about the historical significance of this part of the country and how it has evolved into the beautiful city we are able to appreciate today. Lincoln is home to one of the original copies of The Magna Carta signed in 1215, brought to the city by The Bishop of Lincoln

10/05/2016  - 13/05/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM£460
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BRUSSELS, WATERLOO AND WALLONIA

Join historian Julian Humphrys on a journey from London to Belgium as we explore some of the most famous locations relating to the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon’s rule.

05/04/2016  - 08/04/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £499
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THE ISLE OF WIGHT AND OSBORNE HOUSE

The Isle of Wight has been a favourite destination with several prominent historical figures including Queen Victoria who referred to Osborne House as” A Place of One’s Own. “Osborne House remains much as it was when Queen Victoria died in 1901. We will visit Carisbrooke Castle, once the home of Queen Victoria's daughter and take in Quarr Abbey, click below for full details.

06/09/2016  - 09/09/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £599
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HISTORIC DORSET 260416

HISTORIC DORSET - Join historian and author, Julian Humphrys, for this two night break set in ‘Historic Dorset', based at the Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne. This award winning boutique Georgian Town House Hotel is just a five minute walk from Sherborne Abbey and the town centre. One of the main highlights of this break is a private tour with dinner at Minterne House - conducted by Lord Digby.

26/04/2016  - 28/04/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM£399
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RICHARD III / THE WAR OF THE ROSES

RICHARD III / THE WAR OF THE ROSES - London to Leicester and York.

21/05/2016  - 25/05/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £599
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TALL SHIPS NORTH SEA REGATTA 2016 AND CASTLES OF NORTHUMBRIA

Tall Ships North Sea Regatta 2016 and Castles of Northumbria, 26th -30th August 2016 (4 nights) from the White Swan Ainwick***

26/08/2016  - 30/08/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £529
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WONDERS OF WESSEX

Wonders of Wessex 3rd - 6th October 2016 (3 nights) from The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne ***

03/10/2016  - 06/10/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £458
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HISTORIC SUSSEX AND 1066 COUNTRY

Historic Sussex and 1066 Country - Join Historian and Author, Julian Humphrys in the 950th anniversary year of The Battle of Hastings. 26th - 29th September 2016 (3 nights), from Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston ***

26/09/2016  - 29/09/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £499
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HISTORIC KENT AND THE DEFENCE OF THE REALM

Historic Kent and The Defence of The Realm from 7th - 10th October 2016 (3 nights) - The Tudor Park Marriott Hotel, Maidstone ****

07/10/2016  - 10/10/2016   AVAILABLE

FROM £440
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"Glasgow and Ayrshire – September 2015 - Well, what a tour! It all went very well and many of our members have emailed me to say how much they enjoyed it. Thanks so much for putting this one together for me – and most importantly, I can’t praise Elisabeth Burns too highly. She has a remarkable recall of detail. I was at the front of the bus with her, as you would expect, and most of her information was delivered without script! Jim, the driver, a jolly dour Scot, was great fun and got us out of a few scrapes! Very best wishes

John (Outings Secretary) NADFAS Society , West Midlands

"Historic Hampshire – September 2015 - Just a thank you for Brookland Travel arranging such an enjoyable trip to “Historic Hampshire”, an area I was pretty unfamiliar with. Although the weather was not kind to us for the whole trip, it did not dampen my enjoyment! Louise W, North Yorkshire

Louise W, North Yorkshire ,


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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