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Not just for Jane Austen fans!

Our group consisted of five 30 year old Americans (2 female and 3 males) with a wide range of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
castiljo
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Los Angeles, California
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Highly recommend

My daughter and I are the Jane fans and my husband came along as a good sport. We all three highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
br2062015
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Big Bear Lake, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our group consisted of five 30 year old Americans (2 female and 3 males) with a wide range of interests. None of the men cared for Jane Austen, but it's safe to say that by the end of the day EVERYONE was a fan. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I are the Jane fans and my husband came along as a good sport. We all three highly enjoyed this personal, informative tour. We all fell in love with the history and beauty of Hampshire. Phil was enthusiastic about Jane,the context of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fifteen year old daughter and I had a wonderful two days on the Jane Austin and Downtown Tours with Phil from Hidden Britain Tours. We were able to see sites we never would have been able to find on our own and gain understanding...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phil was the most well-informed energetic and sociable tour guides I've ever had. He shared so much information concerning the historical context of her novels as well as interesting stories about Jane's life. The scenery was gorgeous and a treat to see. I would highly...More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the kind review, and glad we had time for that restorative cup of tea at Chawton House!

Reviewed July 31, 2018

I took the bold step of scheduling a day-long solo tour with Phil Howe as a birthday present and what a wonderful experience it was! Phil is a fantastic tour guide combining humor, history, gossip and a love of the land. We journeyed through Basingstoke,...More

Thank Mariia Z
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Many thanks for the kind review, and what a great idea for a birthday present. Sometimes we need experiences rather than things,. The day was a classic summers day. And the lunch was good too at the Fur& Feathers.

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Our family of five took the Jane Austen tour, led by Phil Howe, on Monday, July 9, 2018. Phil was very personable and easy to chat with and made us feel welcome. Phil had recommended that we read Claire Tomalin’s book Jane Austen: A Life...More

Thank Aaron W
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Many thanks for the review and I'm glad the whole family enjoyed the day. Pre-reading Tomalin's biography does make the tour more fun and helps make sense of where we go...…..

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Really great day for Jane Austen enthusiasts! Phil was friendly and informative, and the countryside was absolutely gorgeous. Entry cost to the Jane Austen museum and lunch are not included in the tour cost.More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi Anna, thank you for the review. It was a glorious day, lunch is not included as I never know what people will want to eat, and as you have found, if you come with me, you receive a student discount price at the Museum....More

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

What an experience! This was unlike any tour I've ever experienced... the memories of this day will stay with me... Phil is not only great at what he does... he's a wonderful person and a delight to spend the day with. You will not see...More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Many thanks for the kind review, and I hope the memories will stay for a very long time. And you are right. The day is a special treat for any Jane Austen fan. Many thanks, Phil

Reviewed July 7, 2018

We took the half day Jane Austen Dancing Years tour with Phil Howe about two weeks ago. I cannot say enough good things about this experience! This tour was amazing and insightful because Phil not only gave us insight into Jane Austen's life, but also...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

I highly, highly recommend this tour!! The countryside is beautiful and Phil is an excellent guide. So thankful that he indulged my love for roses climbing up the quaint cottages. (We stopped and backed up for me to take pics). It is an off the...More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

So pleased we saw the secret rose garden, it always takes peoples breath away, and you saw it at it's best! Many thanks for the kind review, Phil

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Barbara C
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Response from PhilHowe | Property representative |
Hi Barbara The Jane Austen tour is more viable as Highclere is closed to the public a great deal of the year.
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Gail C
July 18, 2017|
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Response from PhilHowe | Property representative |
Hi Please e-mail me the dates you would like to come and I will e-mail you back, please use the Hidden Britain Tours website to contact me, or phone 01256 844222
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