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Tours

 

Julian is an experienced and popular tour guide and lecturer. He leads a wide variety of historical tours across Britain and beyond. Here’s a guide to his forthcoming tours. Follow the links for more information or to book a place.

7th - 10th April 2024

Castles, Historic Houses and Gardens of Shropshire:

A tour of some of Shropshire’s finest houses, castles and gardens based at the historic Feathers Hotel.

19th - 22nd April 2024

The Battle of Waterloo:

Starting in London, we visit Wellington’s home at Apsley House before travelling to Brussels which will be our base for visits to the Wellington Museum, the Farm of Mont St Jean and all the key sites of one of the most famous battles in history.

16th - 18th May 2024

Lincoln: A Medieval Gem:

Two-night tour for Travel Editions exploring medieval Lincoln, its cathedral and castle, Elizabethan Donnington Hall and Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the finest medieval houses in the country.

7th - 9th June 2024

Richard III: The Last English King to Die in Battle:

This Travel Editions tour will trace Richard's trail back from his car park burial site through Leicester to Bosworth Field before looking at Fotheringhay, where he was born.

10th -12th June 2024

The Wars of the Roses in Yorkshire:

Visits to Sandal Castle, the Royal Armouries at Leeds, Towton Battlefield, St Mary’s Church at Lead, and Middleham Castle plus a walking tour of York and a visit to York Minster.

16th - 19th June 2024

Castles, Abbeys and Battlefields of Shropshire:

Based in lovely Ludlow at the atmospheric Feathers Hotel, this tour includes some of Shropshire’s most interesting sights including four castles, two historic towns with walking tours, an abbey, a priory, two churches and a battlefield.

24th - 27th June 2024

Northumberland: Castles, Coast and Country Houses:

Spectacular tour exploring Holy Island, Etal, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth Castles plus William Armstrong’s remarkable Cragside, Lady Waterford’s Hall and the battlefield of Flodden.

4th - 7th July 2024

Canterbury, Castle Tours and Kentish Gardens:

Based in the inspirational grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this tour includes a private guided evening tour of the cathedral, the opportunity to participate in evensong, a tour and tea at one of Kent’s privately owned castles, a visit to Hever Castle and Gardens, Walmer Castle and Gardens and Dover Castle.

10th - 12th July 2024

Dover and the Cinque Ports: 

Dover-based Travel Editions tour including visits to the mighty Dover Castle, and a number of historic Cinque Ports towns: half-timbered Sandwich, the hilltop towns of Rye and Winchelsea and the remarkable church at New Romney.

26th - 28th July 2024

Land of the Prince Bishops:

Durham-based tour including a visit to its mighty cathedral plus trips to Auckland Castle, once residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham, Richmond and Barnard Castles and the spectacular Bowes Museum.

21st - 23rd August 2024

The Story of Cambridge’s Colleges:

Stay in historic Christ’s College and explore some of Cambridge’s most famous landmarks including King’s College Chapel, the Fitzwilliam Museum and my old college, Emmanuel. There’s also a chauffeured punt trip on the river Cam!

2nd - 5th September 2024

Northumberland: Castles, Coast and Country Houses:

Spectacular Travel Editions tour exploring Holy Island, Etal, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth Castles plus William Armstrong’s remarkable Cragside, Lady Waterford’s Hall and the battlefield of Flodden.

20th - 22nd September 2024

Richard III: The Last English King to Die in Battle:

This Travel Editions tour will trace Richard's trail back from his car park burial site through Leicester to Bosworth Field before looking at Fotheringhay, where he was born.

26th - 28th September 2024

Lincoln: A Medieval Gem:

Two-night tour for Travel Editions exploring medieval Lincoln, its cathedral and castle, Elizabethan Donnington Hall and Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the finest medieval houses in the country.

6th - 9th October 2024

Castles, Abbeys and Battlefields of Shropshire:

Based in lovely Ludlow at the atmospheric Feathers Hotel, this tour includes some of Shropshire’s most interesting sights including four castles, two historic towns with walking tours, an abbey, a priory, two churches and a battlefield.

 

29th - 31st October 2024

Land of the Prince Bishops:

Durham-based tour including a visit to its mighty cathedral plus trips to Auckland Castle, once residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham, Richmond and Barnard Castles and the spectacular Bowes Museum.

11th - 15th November 2024

William the Conqueror and Medieval Normandy:

Visits include the spectacular Mont St Michel, a day in Bayeux with its famous Tapestry and Cathedral, a trip to William the Conqueror’s birthplace at Falaise, and an afternoon in Caen with its two abbeys and castle.

 

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