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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 

LATE AVAILABILITY 2/4 DECEMBER 2019

CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH, HADDON HALL AND RENISHAW HALL

If you are looking for a break leading up to the festive season, there are still spaces on our Derbyshire Houses and Christmas at Chatsworth tour in early December - led by historian Julian Humphrys.  

 

TOUR DATES IN 2020
REGISTER NOW FOR PRIORITY INFORMATION.  FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2019
 

HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE - 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

MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL AND THE ANDERTON BOAT LIFT - LED BY A PROFESSIONAL NORTH WEST ENGLAND BLUE BADGE GUIDE

23/26 APRIL 2020

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"

MARY ANNINGS AND THE BEAUTIFUL JURASSIC COAST - LED BY WEST COUNTRY PROFESSIONAL BLUE BADGE GUIDE JULIA MORRIS

18/21 MAY 2020
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

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

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OF GUERNSEY, HERM AND SARK

4/8 JUNE 2020 - 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

NORTHUMBRIA AND COUNTY DURHAM WITH JULIAN
HUMPHRYS - 28/31 JULY 2020

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

HISTORIC CARDIFF AND SOUTH WALES -9/12 OCT 2020

TOUR LEADER TO BE CONFIRMED

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

 

 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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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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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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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"What a great success the holiday has been. Everyone seemed happy with their paperwork and the communications. The hotel was great and the staff were helpful. The coach was excellent, a new vehicle with good air con and the driver Geoff was superb. Julian was an excellent guide and pitched his guiding and preambles absolutely right. Now for next year - we would love you to be on board again if you would like to be and most of the people on the trip were anxious to know where and when we are going!

Helen D - NT Association , Wiltshire

"Just to say how much we enjoyed the tour last weekend (despite the rain!). Very interesting and well planned itinerary. Hotel was everything we could want and of course we had Andy and Ra. Perfection!

Anne V , 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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