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Castles & Gardens Of Glorious Kent

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8568

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2020/21

PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
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Description

The romantic county of Kent offers a multitude of historic treasures, from enchanting castles and imaginative gardens to charming towns and fascinating cities. We delve into Kent’s heritage on this captivating break with visits to the beautiful Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the magnificent Leeds Castle, where we discover its fascinating interior as well as the peaceful gardens. We also explore the historic town of Rochester and have the chance to visit the beautiful city of Canterbury for a break to remember in Britain’s oldest county.  

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Kent Castles & Gardens To Visit In Kent

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 – £12pp (full day)
Join us on our 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. It features awe-inspiring architecture and contains one of England’s largest collections of early medieval stained glass.

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

    Optional excursion to Canterbury (£12pp)

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

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Accommodation

King Charles Hotel

The King Charles Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel situated in the heart of the Medway, within easy reach of the historic Dickensian town of Rochester. The hotel offers a restaurant and lounge bar while all the comfortable, en-suite rooms have Freeview TV and tea and coffee-making facilities.

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