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

My sister-in-law and I are big fans of Jane Austen so when I heard about this tour, we had to do it. My friend and her husband had taken the tour previously and said it was the highlight of their trip. We were not disappointed!...More

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

Many thanks for the kind review, I'll let Fran at the Fur & Feathers know about your comments. They are good! And justly won the Hampshire Pub of the Year Award, amongst others. And you are right, it is a day's antidote to London.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a truth [that ought to be] universally acknowledged that Phil’s Hidden Britain tour (Jane Austen: A Life in Hampshire) is an absolute pleasure. As an avid lover of Jane Austen, it was my dream to visit the places she frequented throughout her life....More

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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad I could make your honeymoon a memorable one! Harry Potter, then a Jane Austen day. Thank you for your generous and kind comments. Phil

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom & I had a wonderful time on this tour. The countryside was absolutely beautiful. It was great to get out of the big city and see the rural side of England. We enjoyed getting to see the areas that inspired Jane Austen and...More

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

Mother and daughter days out are a brilliant idea and I'm glad you both had a great day in the country just 45 minutes out of London. The autumn colours have just been fantastic this week.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beside being way above my expectations, the tour was well worth it. Phil was knowledgeable, an excellent driver, a lovely man who shared his enthusiasm with us everywhere. We saw such things a the spot where JAusten grew up (now a field you would never...More

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

Many thanks for the kind review, if the tour exceeded your expectations I am pleased, and I will pass on your comments to the team at the ever wonderful Fur & Feathers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phil's tour was a great find! Even before I arrived, he recommended a wonderful Austen biography to enhance the experience. He was flexible and helpful in his communications, and made the meet-up easy. The morning was a lovely ramble through picturesque Hampshire with a highly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a spirited and enjoyable morning touring Jane Austen's English countryside with Phil. He is a local, and so full of knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject, and an engaging and enjoyable guide. Over the course of the following few days I have found...More

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

Many thanks for your kind review and the very supportive earlier e-mail. Safe travels, and I am pleased that the tour had explanations you could relate to later.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I took a trip to England to celebrate all of us turning 30, and one of the things I really wanted to do was go on a Jane Austen tour. I'm a big Austen fan, the rest of the group, not quite...More

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

Thank you for the kind review, and I'm glad I could include some WW2 history as well! Kind regards, Phil

Reviewed 4 weeks 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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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad I could offer a fulfilling day! And lots of laughter!

Reviewed 12 September 2018 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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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the kind review and recommendation.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 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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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a great two days, good conversation and English food! Thank you, Lily, for the photograph of the medieval gargoyle.

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Barbara C
10 October 2017|
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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
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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