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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

"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. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and Osborne House was their favourite country home - a seaside retreat. Explore the rest of the island to include Carisbrooke Castle, once the home of Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Victoria and Albert.

19/10/2019  - 22/10/2019   AVAILABLE

From £770 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...

"Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the Thenford visit. Every garden was completely different and I would like to say how much I enjoyed finishing up a Broughton Castle, the icing on the cake. The hotel was a delight and Duncan was first rate, attentive but also so knowledgeable

Miss D S , Southampton

"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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