Stately Homes, Gardens & Heritage of Kent - Thu 4th Oct 2018
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: P0HEFX
Kent, The Garden of England, is a superb holiday destinations with beautiful countryside and a wealth of Castles, Country Houses and fine gardens to enjoy. Always one of our most popular tours of the year, so come along and enjoy exploring England’s oldest county’s history and landscape. This is a holiday for those who have a healthy interest in our great history and enjoy the benefits of a quality hotel.
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Collected from your home around 8.00/9.00am, we have a lunch stop in the historic centre of Guildford before arriving at the hotel mid afternoon.
In the morning we depart for the stunning Ightham Mote. This beautiful medieval moated manor house is stunning and has a superb interior to discover. Outside, there are wonderful gardens to enjoy with a series of water features. We head on to Chartwell House. This fascinating property was the family home of Winston Churchill and remains much as it was when the family lived here.
Enjoy a full breakfast before we head off again - our destination today is the nearby Leeds Castle. With a breathtaking location on a lake - Leeds has been described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. It certainly has an amazing history, being the private home of medieval queens, a palace used by Henry VIII, right up to the modern day when its 500 acres of parkland and gardens have made the castle one of the most visited historic venues in the country. Returning to the hotel mid afternoon for free time.
After breakfast we head for Canterbury. This historic destination is dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, the oldest in England, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has played such an important part in our history. But there is much more to Canterbury, with other ancient ruins such as the Castle and a lovely cobbled centre to explore on foot. Free time for the day - returning to the hotel late afternoon.
We head home with a stop for lunch in historic Chichester. Arriving back in the local area around 3/4.00pm - returned to your home by our service.
Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
4* Tudor Park Marriott
Surrounded by 200 acres of ancestral parkland this highly rated 4* hotel has a lovely rural aspect - great to return to after a day spent exploring the attractions of Kent. The hotel has excellent leisure facilities - with a renowned 18 hole golf course, a lovely indoor pool and extensive gym. There are lovely areas where you can relax with both the lounge and bar enjoying a homely atmosphere - step out on to the terrace for lovely views over the golf course. Enjoy your meals in the stylish restaurant with a full English Breakfast buffet and 3 course evening meal with choice of menu and tea or coffee. All 120 bedrooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift.
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