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Hidden Britain Tours

28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
+44 1256 814222
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What a revelation!

My husband and I took a private Jane Austen tour with Phil yesterday. My husband is not a huge... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Missy S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Amazing tour with wonderful guide

My friends and I had the opportunity to spend a rainy day with Phil learning about our favorite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Megan P
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28 Chequers Road, Basingstoke RG21 7PU, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago

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 yesterday

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 4 days ago

"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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 5 days ago

A must for all Austen fans! This tour is a fantastic way to see the world of Austen that few get to see or experience. Phil is very well educated on the life and times of Austen and he also knows many other fascinating details...More

Thank iiiinomore
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 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 4 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.

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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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