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Castles & Gardens Of Glorious Kent

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8253

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Holiday Collection 2018

PRICE FROM ? £295 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Steeped in thousands of years of history, the Garden of England is Britain’s oldest county. The multitude of treasures, from romantic castles and stately homes to historic towns and iconic landmarks are a fine display of Kent’s rich heritage. We explore the finest of these on this break that captures the essence of this enchanting county.

Coach Itinerary

Sissinghurst Castle Garden & Rochester (full day)
We begin the day at the beautiful Sissinghurst Castle Garden, looked after by the National Trust. Created in the 1930s by novelist Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson around the picturesque ruins of an Elizabethan manor house, the garden is laid out as a series of individually-planted ‘rooms’ including a fragrant Herb Garden and Rose Garden.  

From here we travel to Rochester, known for its connections to Charles Dickens and its cathedral, the second oldest foundation in England.

Leeds Castle (full day)
We pay a visit to the magnificent Leeds Castle, protected by a moat within its fairy-tale setting of beautiful parkland and formal gardens. Amongst other things, the castle has been a Norman stronghold, the royal residence of six medieval queens as well as being used as a palace by Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.


We have the chance to explore the castle interiors and Gatehouse Exhibition while outside there’s plenty to discover including the Wood Garden and maze.

Optional Excursion
Canterbury - £10pp (full day)
Join an optional excursion to the beautiful city of Canterbury, with its quaint cobbled lanes, timber-framed buildings and medieval city walls. It is also home to the oldest cathedral in England, dating back to Norman times.

Self Drive Itinerary

Sissinghurst Castle Garden & Rochester (full day)
We begin the day at the beautiful Sissinghurst Castle Garden, looked after by the National Trust. Created in the 1930s by novelist Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson around the picturesque ruins of an Elizabethan manor house, the garden is laid out as a series of individually-planted ‘rooms’ including a fragrant Herb Garden and Rose Garden.  

From here we travel to Rochester, known for its connections to Charles Dickens and its cathedral, the second oldest foundation in England.

Leeds Castle (full day)
We pay a visit to the magnificent Leeds Castle, protected by a moat within its fairy-tale setting of beautiful parkland and formal gardens. Amongst other things, the castle has been a Norman stronghold, the royal residence of six medieval queens as well as being used as a palace by Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.


We have the chance to explore the castle interiors and Gatehouse Exhibition while outside there’s plenty to discover including the Wood Garden and maze.

Optional Excursion
Canterbury - £10pp (full day)
Join an optional excursion to the beautiful city of Canterbury, with its quaint cobbled lanes, timber-framed buildings and medieval city walls. It is also home to the oldest cathedral in England, dating back to Norman times.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham
  • Excursions to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Rochester & Leeds Castle

    Optional excursion to Canterbury (£10pp)

Self Drive Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham
  • Excursions to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Rochester & Leeds Castle

    Optional excursion to Canterbury (£10pp)

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  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham
  • Excursions to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Rochester & Leeds Castle

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