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Castles & Gardens Of Glorious Kent

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2T16581

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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.  

PRICE FROM ? £339 per person
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What’s 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 Carousel

Rochester, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Leeds Castle

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst 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, Kent

Leeds 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.

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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.

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