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The parish church at Kilpeck in Herefordshire, with John McNeill

posted on 30/06/20


John McNeill is one of Martin Randall Travel's longest-serving lecturers. In the thirty years he has worked for us he has guided hundreds of our clients through the medieval fabric of the UK, France, Italy and Spain. In his other life, John lectures for Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education and is Honorary Secretary of the British Archaeological Association.

What follows is a video of the Romanesque parish church at Kilpeck in Herefordshire. It was made at a particular moment during the Coronavirus lockdown when travel restrictions had been lifted but churches were not yet open.

Tours with John McNeill in 2021

Essential Puglia – cultural sites in the heel of Italy (23–30 March 2021)

Medieval Burgundy – abbeys & churches of the high Middle Ages (5–12 June 2021)

Medieval West Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire (21–25 June 2021)

Early Christian & Medieval Rome – rare splendours from tempestuous times (21–28 September 2021)

Civilisations of Sicily – Mediterranean crossroads: 3,000 years of creativity (18–30 October 2021)

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Basilicata & Calabria (1–9 May 2021)

The Medieval Heart of Portugal (10–16 May 2021)


'John McNeill has an impressive command of his subjects, excellent vocabulary and presentation skills. And most impressively, a boundless enthusiasm to enhance the experience. The afternoon readings from Thucydides were an inspired choice.' 

A testimonial from a participant on Civilisations of Sicily in 2019.

You may also be interested in reading, 'Travels with John McNeill', which includes virtual tours of Oxford, and at the parish church of St Mary in the historic village of Iffley.


View all tours led by John McNeill

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