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28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
+44 1256 814222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent is what I have to say.. Time spent here will never be forgotten ever in my life. I never thought I would fall in love for such aesthetic sense. Want to spend more time me in the future.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been a Jane Austen fanatic for many years, and I knew that while visiting England a tour about her life was a must. My husband and I were excited for a private tour out in the English countryside. Phil, our tour guide, was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day out with Phil in Jane Austen country. The scenery was amazing. Zipping down the country lanes was a dream come true. The buildings and their back stories just awe inspiring. Phil was a fountain of knowledge and it was great to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karentravelling2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I traveled to England to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and I just *had* to take one of our days to do the Jane Austen tour offered by Hidden Britain Tours. So glad we did! We enjoyed a wonderful day with Phil out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

An inspired 25th wedding present and I am so glad you both enjoyed it.

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

It was a joy spending half a day with Phil as he took us through Jane Austen Country in our modern day phaeton. Definitely would have missed the original homestead and other similar places referenced in Austen's stories if not for our guide. Great meeting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thank you for the review, we managed to fit a lot into that half day tour, and I'm pleased that all Janeites were happy.

Reviewed 27 November 2018

They say it is dangerous to meet your heroes, or in this case go where you would have been likely to have met them, in case you are disappointed. With any other guide, I might have been, but Phil brought the countryside to life as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily B
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Phil was the perfect guide. He took us to all the important sites that related to Jane Austen's life. As a local resident he was able to explain all about the countryside and took us to a fun local cafe/pub for lunch. Great time.! I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for the kind review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the lunch at the Fur& Feathers.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

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 11 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

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 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

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.

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3 June 2018|
Response from David56Chicago |
1/2 day is not enough. We just took a full day tour without museum because it is closed in January. We went to that separately oblast day of Dec. Phil does a great job of showing you Jane Austin’s English countryside and has... More
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.
Gail C
19 July 2017|
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