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Hidden Britain Tours

28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
+44 1256 814222
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Highlight of our England trip!!!

You will not be disappointed with this tour! Phil is wonderful and gave us the best day out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
fayetteville4
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
via mobile
A true Janeite's delight!

Phil Howe, your convivial and generous tour guide, shows all the signifant Jane Austen landmarks in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AnthonyTrollope
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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed with this tour! Phil is wonderful and gave us the best day out! Driving around my 2 sisters, myself and my mother...he was just so much fun! I highly recommend!!!! I loved it so much I would do it all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phil Howe, your convivial and generous tour guide, shows all the signifant Jane Austen landmarks in the Hampshire countryside she loved citing chapter and verse from her letters and novels as they relate to what we see. We had marvelous conversations speculating on the nature...More

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

Many thanks for the kind review.....great conversations! A mobile seminar! (With Trollope references as well) Kind regards Phil

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

For the Jane Austen fan, this is a must see tour. While we followed a map of places identified in Claire Tomalin's excellent and recommended biography, most of those locations are unmarked. Phil was knowledgeable about the world that shaped Jane Austen. We had a...More

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

A good lunch is an important part of the day.......And since Chawton House is much more open than it used to be, if time permits, I include a visit there. many thanks for the review, Phil

Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was a great tour and one of the highlights of our time in England. If you have even a passing interest in Jane Austen, you will be delighted with Phil's depth of knowledge and his passion for all things Jane. If you are a...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

My wife and I recently spent a day on Phil's guided tour of the places which largely shaped Jane's world view and on which she drew for characters, settings and plots. Phil is a mine of information, and he presents his knowledge in an engaging...More

Thank Robyn B
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

And as of July 18 we can now see the first ever sculpture erected in Basingstoke of a Jane Austen figure. All part of Hampshire re-claiming Jane Austen as one of their own. Many thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I expected an excellent tour after reading the previous reviews, and Phil did not disappoint! You not only learn interesting facts about Jane Austen - you get a glimpse into what life was like for her and her family against the backdrop of Georgian society...More

Thank Terri H
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We had a great day, and so glad we made it work in the end! Many thanks for the unexpected hugs at the end of the day, and look after the musket ball!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My wife is a Jane Austen fan.... I have watched the Pride & Prejudice movie (the shorter one). It was easy to warm up to Phil. He is a very likeable person, knowledgeable in all things Jane Austen, witty and jocular. He had us peeking...More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for the kind review....peeking over that wall is such a delight......everyone goes, "Oooh"! And so they should!

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a private Jane Austen tour with Phil yesterday. My husband is not a huge Austen fan and wasn't sure how he would enjoy it, but since it was our anniversary trip he wanted to be with me. I knew that...More

Thank Missy S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My friends and I had the opportunity to spend a rainy day with Phil learning about our favorite author. Phil was extremely accommodating, picking us up from the train station and driving us to our hotel after the tour despite it being out of his...More

Thank Megan P
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks, Megan, memories of that day will remain with me for some time......such great conversations with you all, and a lot of laughter.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

"If adventure will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." -Jane Austen Truly I can say, one of the best days of my life. Hours upon hours Jane's life and words have filled my mind. Her wit, intelligence...More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

So many thanks for such a great review! And what an apt quotation. 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
3 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
23 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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