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Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Kent Small Group Tour

London
| 10 hours

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Category: Tours, Day Trips
Duration: 10 hours
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL England

Located in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, lies Leeds Castle, a beautiful medieval castle frequently referred to as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, or the ‘Ladies’ Castle’ because so many future Queens of England have lived here.

With impeccably maintained gardens to enjoy and gardens to enjoy and 500 acres of landscaped parkland to a explore, it’s clear to see why this beautiful castle was favoured by Henry VIII, who gifted it to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

In its 900-year history, the castle has been home to no fewer than six queens and served a variety of functions, including acting as a prison, garrison and the stately private home of its most recent owners. Learn all about this and more as our expert tour guide brings the fascinating story of this stunning castle to life.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chilham Village, The Square, Chilham England

With a Norman keep, beautiful manor house, sweeping views of Kent countryside and plenty of original historic buildings dating back to the Tudor period, Chilham is another Kentish village famed for its period charm. The well-preserved roads and protected period buildings at its centre have made Chilham a popular location for television and film, including the BBC adaption of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ and the iconic 1944 film, ‘A Canterbury Tale’.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH England

Canterbury has been a European pilgrimage site of major importance for over 800 years since the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170.

Today it is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in England. The medieval city centre bustles with famous name stores and exclusive boutiques while the picturesque side streets are home to smaller specialist shops, pubs and restaurants.

UNESCO has granted world heritage status to part of the city, including St Martin’s Church, St Augustine’s Abbey and the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral.

The Norman cathedral still dominates the skyline as you approach Canterbury; giving 21st century visitors the same sense of awe as their medieval counterparts.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
Entrance to Leeds Castle
Walking tour of Canterbury (optional) or time to explore
WiFi on board
Luxurious 16 seater coach
a professional English Speaking Guide
Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle
Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral
Hotel pick up & drop off
Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral

Location

Meeting point
The Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar House, 17-19 Cockspur St, St. James's, London SW1Y 5BL, UK
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