Castles & Gardens Of Glorious Kent
5 Days Away - 2023
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 majestic interior as well as the peaceful gardens. We also explore the historic town of Rochester and have the chance to visit the delightful city of Canterbury for a break to remember in Britain’s oldest county.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- 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 (£13pp)
Kent Castles & Gardens CarouselRochester, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Leeds Castle
Sissinghurst Castle GardenSissinghurst Castle Garden
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. Looked after by the National Trust, the garden offers vast panoramic views from the top of the Tower, the working farm and the 450-acre wider estate.
Leeds Castle, KentLeeds Castle, Kent
Steeped in 900 years of history, the magnificent castle is protected by a moat within its fairytale setting of beautiful parkland and formal gardens. Amongst other things, Leeds 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. There's plenty to see, including the castle interiors and Gatehouse Exhibition, while outside the Wood Garden and maze offer more opportunities to explore.Back to top
King Charles Hotel, Gillingham King Charles Hotel, Gillingham
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.Back to top