NEIL Oliver has announced that he has added 29 dates for his Autumn 2019 tour - The Story of the British Isles in 100 places.

Archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of Coast, Neil, will be in Yeovil on November 12.

Neil, who will be sharing his love of Great Britain and Ireland with audiences on this leg of the tour, first took to the stage in 2018 with a 38-date tour which coincided with the publication of his book of the same name.

A paperback version of the book The Story Of The British Isles in 100 Places will be published on October 31 on the Black Swan imprint.

Neil was appointed as President of the National Trust in Scotland in 2017 and is also known for his television series A History of Scotland and Vikings.

Whilst filming Coast Neil fell in love all over again with the British Isles.

He said: “From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old and counting.

“Everything makes more sense when you study history. The more history you read, the less judgemental you become. All the things that are happening now have happened before.

“Countries reach a high point, and then they go through low points. That’s all explained by history. Like everyone else, politicians can have a better understanding of what’s happening by appreciating that there are patterns in history.”

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places will give audiences the opportunity to share Oliver’s enthusiasm and unique perspective of British and Irish history. In his amusing and entertaining way Neil Oliver will explain what it all means to him and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

Neil will be in Yeovil at Westlands Yeovil on November 12. To book visit or call 01935 422884.