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Castles of Kent

Castles of Kent

Enjoy Kent's quintessentially English countryside with orchards full of blossom, conical Oast Houses, majestic castles and beautiful gardens. Discover historic Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral and enjoy a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells. The undoubted highlights of the tour are the visits to three famous castles, Leeds, Dover and Hever.

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CASTLES OF KENT

 

20 – 24 May 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

£449 £80 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

Enjoy Kent’s quintessentially English countryside with orchards full of blossom, conical Oast Houses, majestic castles and beautiful gardens.  Discover historic Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral and enjoy a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells.  The undoubted highlights of the tour are the visits to three famous castles, Leeds, Dover and Hever.

 

Highlights

 

Royal Tunbridge Wells   |   Hever Castle   |   Leeds Castle   |   Canterbury   |  Dover Castle

 

Day One

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and travel south to Kent with comfort stops enroute, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.  Tea/coffee and biscuits served on your arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room.  Time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

We begin today with a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells, time here to explore the famous Pantiles, a delightful promenade built in the 1680’s along with fine shops intended to serve the landed gentry. 

 

This afternoon we make our way to Hever Castle, former childhood home of Anne Boleyn.  The story of the Tudors at Hever is depicted in the many portraits around the castle.

 

 

Day Three

This morning we make the short journey to Leeds Castle, widely regarded as ‘The Loveliest Castle Castle in the World’ – built on two islands in the middle of a lake, this classic English castle is surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. 

 

From here we drive to historic Canterbury, the city is dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, now a World Heritage Site, and the city centre being very compact is best explored on foot.  There is a maze of intriguing side streets with a rich variety of specialists shops and welcoming cages and pubs in which to relax.  We have time to obtain lunch and the afternoon to explore before returning to our hotel.

 

Day Four

Today we travel to Dover to visit the most iconic of all English fortresses; Dover Castle has commanded the gateway to the realm for nine centuries.  We explore the many different layers of Dover Castle’s colourful and turbulent history. It's often said that with a historical narrative running from Roman times right up until the Cold War the history of Dover Castle is the history of England.  This claim is fully justified when it's considered that you can admire Roman and Saxon buildings, discover medieval interiors and WWI and WWII artefacts and experiences.

 

Day Five

After breakfast this morning we bid farewell and begin our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

·          Admission Leeds Castle

·          Admission Hever Castle

·          Admission Dover Castle.

 

MERCURE GREAT DANES HOTEL, Maidstone

Set in 26 acres of private grounds with an extensive Health & Leisure Club which includes an indoor pool, sauna and solarium, all bedrooms are tastefully decorated and complete with TV, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel also has a lift.

 

DAY ONE

Begin your holiday with our exclusive home pick-up service and travel south to Kent with comfort stops enroute, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. Tea/coffee and biscuits served on your arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room. Time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

We begin today with a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells, time here to explore the famous Pantiles, a delightful promenade built in the 1680's along with fine shops intended to serve the landed gentry. This afternoon we make our way to Hever Castle, former childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The story of the Tudors at Hever is depicted in the many portraits around the castle.

B, D

DAY THREE

This morning we make the short journey to Leeds Castle, widely regarded as 'The most beautiful Castle in the World' - built on two islands in the middle of a lake, this classic English castle is surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. From here we drive to historic Canterbury, the city is dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, now a World Heritage Site, and the city centre being very compact is best explored on foot. There is a maze of intriguing side streets with a rich variety of specialists shops and welcoming cages and pubs in which to relax. We have time to obtain lunch and the afternoon to explore before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Today we travel to Dover to visit the most iconic of all English fortresses; Dover castle has commanded the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. We explore the many different layers of Dover Castle's colourful and turbulent history.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast this morning we bid farewell and begin our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MERCURE GREAT DANES HOTEL, Maidstone

Set in 26 acres of private grounds with an extensive Health & Leisure Club which includes an indoor pool, sauna and solarium, all bedrooms are tastefully decorated and complete with TV, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel also has a lift.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Admission Leeds Castle

Admission Hever Castle

Admission Dover Castle

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Marble Church
Broughton Layby Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester - Holiday Inn Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Train Station Car Park
Wrexham - Plas Coch Pub Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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