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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 

TOUR DATES IN 2020
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HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE AND BROADLANDS - LED BY JULIAN HUMPHRYS

15/18 APRIL 2020
THIS NEW PROGRAMME, BASED IN WINCHESTER, EXPLORES THE
HISTORIC CONNECTION BETWEEN SOUTHAMPTON AND
WINCHESTER, THE ANCIENT CAPITAL OF WESSEX. ALSO A VISIT TO
ROMSEY AND TOUR OF BROADLANDS (HOME OF THE EARL AND
COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA). SEE THE NEWLY
REOPENED "GODS HOUSE TOWER" IN SOUTHAMPTON AND SEACITY
MUSEUM, WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL, WINCHESTER COLLEGE,
THE HOSPITAL OF ST CROSS AND ROMSEY ABBEY

23/26 APRIL 2020

MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL AND THE ANDERTON BOAT LIFT - LED BY A PROFESSIONAL NORTH WEST ENGLAND BLUE BADGE GUIDE,  FULL DETAILS OF THIS TOUR ARE NOW AVAILABLE 

CRUISE THE SHIP CANAL, EXPLORE SALFORD QUAYS WITH OPTIONS TO
TOUR THE BBC STUDIOS, THE LOWRY OR IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM,
VISIT THE ANDERTON BOAT LIFT - "THE CATHEDRAL OF CANALS"

 

18/21 MAY 2020

MARY ANNINGS AND THE BEAUTIFUL JURASSIC COAST - LED BY WEST COUNTRY PROFESSIONAL BLUE BADGE GUIDE JULIA MORRIS
LYME REGIS - ITS MUSEUMS AND THE STORY OF MARY ANNINGS,
WEST BAY, CHESIL BEACH AND THE JURASSIC COAST. MARY ANNINGS
WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST FOSSIL HUNTERS EVER KNOWN AND A
SERIES OF MARY ANNINGS FILMS ARE SOON TO HIT THE CINEMAS

REGISTER FOR DETAILS/AVAILABLE SHORTLY

HISTORIC SCOTLAND FROM EDINBURGH TO INVERNESS
WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS - 23/27 MAY 2020

FORT GEORGE, INVERNESS, LOCH NESS AND URQUHART CASTLE,
CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD AND VISITOR CENTRE, EDINBURGH, STIRLING
CASTLE, LINLITHGOW PALACE. JOIN IN EDINBURGH ON 23RD MAY

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4/8 JUNE 2020 - THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OF GUERNSEY, HERM AND SARK

2020 IS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GUERNSEY FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION DURING WORLD WAR II

LED BY AWARD WINNING ISLAND GUIDE GILL GIRRARD
GUERNSEY TAPESTRY, CASTLE CORNET AND GARDENS, THE OCCUPATION
MUSEUM, CANDIE GARDENS, HERM DAY TRIP AND GARDEN WALK, SARK
DAY TRIP WITH CARRIAGES TOUR, LUNCH AND VISIT TO LA SEIGNEURIE
GARDEN. OPTION TO FLY OR TRAVEL BY FERRY. DETAILS OF THIS TOUR ARE NOW AVAILABLE

NORTHUMBRIA AND COUNTY DURHAM WITH JULIAN
HUMPHRYS - 28 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2020

DURHAM AND DURHAM CATHEDRAL, BISHOPS AUCKLAND PALACE. THE
BOWES MUSEUM, BARNARD CASTLE, ALNWICK CASTLE, BAMBURGH
CASTLE, WARKWORTH CASTLE

DETAILS AVAILABLE SHORTLY

HISTORIC CARDIFF AND SOUTH WALES -9/12 OCT 2020

Cardiff Castle, St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life, Castell Coch,
Llanaff Cathedral, Caerphilly Castle, Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

DETAILS AVAILABLE SHORTLY

 OSBORNE HOUSE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS -18/21 OCT 2020

Osborne House and Gardens,Carisbrook Castle, Ventnor Botanic Garden, Mottistone, Quarr Abbey, Brading Roman Villa


THE CABINET WAR ROOMS, NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM AND HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS - 20/22 NOVEMBER 2020

Details to follow

 

 



  
FEATURED TOURS

"Discover Osborne House" and the Isle of Wight with Julian Humphrys

Join popular guide,historian and author Julian Humphrys for almost a full day at Osborne House, to include a tour of the house and lunch. Osborne House was the favourite country home and seaside retreat of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family. Explore the rest of the island to include Carisbrooke Castle, once the home of Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Victoria and Albert.

18/10/2020  - 21/10/2020   AVAILABLE

From £775 Per Person
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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 City and Durham Cathedral, Raby Castle, Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum, Bishops Auckland Palace, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Warkworth Castle.

28/07/2020  - 01/08/2020   AVAILABLE

FROM£TBA
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HISTORIC BURGUNDY, GUEDELON & VEZELAY

One of the highlights of this break is to explore Guédelon, 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 Guédelon 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
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CHRISTMAS AT DERBYSHIRE'S FINEST HOUSES - CHATSWORTH, RENISHAW AND HADDON HALL

Join historian Julian Humphrys for a unique all-inclusive short break which celebrates Christmas at Chatsworth, the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, a private tour of Renishaw Hall and a visit to medieval Haddon Hall. Grand State Rooms are illuminated with beautiful festive displays, open fires and traditional decorations.

02/12/2019  - 04/12/2019   AVAILABLE

FROM £450
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HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE - WINCHESTER, ROMSEY AND THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLD (SOUTHAMPTON)

This fascinating new tour is led by popular historian and guide, Julian Humphrys. Explore historic connections between Southampton, Romsey and Winchester. In Romsey we visit Broadlands, once the home of the Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma, and Romsey Abbey. In Southampton, our tour starts at the recently reopened and restored "Gods House Tower", a unique building that has an intriguing history. In Winchester we tour Winchester College, Cathedral and Wolvesey Castle.

15/04/2020  - 18/04/2020   AVAILABLE

FROM£530
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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

" Another lovely, lovely tour, beautifully organised and led so ably by Wendy and 'mothered' by Sue. Superbly driven by Graham. Comfortable, peaceful Hotel. Well done....... Happy traveller.............. June 2016

Margaret Davies , Lymington, Hants


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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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