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Hidden Britain Tours

28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
+44 1256 814222
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Fantastic day of Jane Austen!

So much fun! We had a very interesting day with Phil learning all about Jane Austen. We are fans... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen C
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San Francisco, California
Wonderful day following in Jane Austen's footsteps

I spent a fantastic day with Phil and his wife on a Hidden Britain tour of Jane Austen's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robin R
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28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much fun! We had a very interesting day with Phil learning all about Jane Austen. We are fans of her books & really enjoyed visiting sites from her life. Phil is a great guide, very personable and knowledgeable about the area. We definitely recommend...More

Thank Karen C
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for the kind review, it's a great tour and only 45 minutes from London Waterloo!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a fantastic day with Phil and his wife on a Hidden Britain tour of Jane Austen's Basingstoke. Phil is incredibly knowledgeable about her life and the places she lived and visited in Hampshire. Being a resident of Basingstoke, Phil is a great guide...More

Thank Robin R
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for the kind review, they really do help other people, it was a good day with great conversations.....not so much a guided tour with umbrella pointing and dates, more an informal mobile Jane Austen seminar!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in England March and April 2017. I apologize for not submitting this review sooner; amazing how time just gets away from us. I cannot say enough about our day with Phil. We were two couples traveling together: one couple of Janeites and the...More

Thank Peglova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful tour for anyone interested in Jane Austen, history, country life, and flora and fauna of the area. I'm a fan (but not a "Janeite") of Jane Austen's writing. Phil is a knowledgeable guide of not just Jane and her life in...More

Thank siegJo
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the kind review, a good lunch is an important part of the day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely day in Hampshire on our private tour with Phil. Our college-age daughter is all about Jane Austen, and we are all interested in British history and natural history. Phil can cover it all in a professional and humorous way.

Thank balletlover86
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the kind review......I hope I put Jane Austen's early life into context!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two college aged daughters and I did this tour with Phil last September. It was a dream come true for me to do this tour with my daughters. We are all three Jane Austen fans (but me especially!). I did the suggested reading before...More

Thank jacarrico
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks.....as an idea for an ideal mother and daughter day out it is a great day. I am glad you did the prior reading as it does lift the experience of the tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a marvelous day spent in the Hampshire countryside learning and discussing Jane Austen, her family, friends, and community! Phil is an excellent guide with a keen insight into aspects of Jane Austen that are fascinating. On this tour I learned so much about Jane...More

Thank Cel F
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review! What I hoped I did was wrap Jane Austen's early life in context.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're like me, visiting a big city like London is fun, but to truly understand the people and the culture, you need to venture away from the city center. I went on one of the Hidden Britain Tours today, and though I am a...More

1  Thank Marymertens
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the validation!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really the only way to really "do" a Jane Austen tour. Phil is the only one who will take you around Steventon, where Austen grew up, socialized and went dancing. He is very knowledgeable about Austen and more besides, so that even people...More

Thank Margie Dorn W
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review.....The Fur & Feathers is a gem of a pub with excellent food....and lunch is an important part of the Jane Austen day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I had a fantastic day with Phil Howe touring the beautiful countryside where Jane Austen lived, danced and wrote her wonderful stories. Phil is a wealth of information about Jane Austen, the people she knew and the churches in the area which...More

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

Hi Both! Many thanks for the kind review, the churches are little pockets of history all with so many stories to tell, as you discovered, Kind regards, Phil

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Gail C
19 July 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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Gail C
2 July 2015|
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Response from PhilHowe | Property representative |
Hi I am free on the 15th August, please e-mail me through my websit for further details, Kind regards, Phil
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Thaversie
22 March 2015|
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Response from PhilHowe | Property representative |
Thanks for the e-mail, but I regret I am fully booked! I am free on the 8th April, if this helps?
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