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CANTERBURY

Christianity arrived in Canterbury on the south coast of Britain in the 6th century where a magnificent Cathedral dominates the city.

Historically of strategic importance, William The Conquerer established a fortification there in the 11th century and before that, it was a Roman trading City and frequent destination of Charles Dickens who often referred to it in his works.

Although targeted in WW2 bombing raids, Canterbury is still very popular with tourists from around the world and works well with a visit to one of the castles of Kent.

DOVER CASTLE

Just 21 miles from France and going back to the Iron Age, the site of Dover castle has a long and illustrious history and is a good vantage point for seeing the famous White Cliffs of Dover.

Featuring a 12th century keep, Roman lighthouse and one of the oldest churches in the county, the site also has a network of underground tunnels developed in the 18th century and extended for use in both World Wars.

LEEDS CASTLE

Leeds Castle has its roots in the 12th century and was probably always more of a country home than important fortification.

Rarely will you see a more beautiful setting as its classic configuration sees the medieval and subsequent additions surrounded by a moat to produce a ‘wow factor’.

With strong royal connections, it was bought by an American heiress in the early 20th century who turned it into a palatial residence which became a society focal point visited by many ‘A’ list celebrities of the time.

In 1974 it passed into the hands of a trust which was charged with giving visitors the opportunity to see and enjoy it.


SISSINGHURST CASTLE & GARDEN

This ‘romantic garden in a rural landscape’ has a spicy background story.

The intimate ‘garden rooms’ were developed in the 1930’s by a high profile couple who purchased the remains of an Elizabethan manor, the surviving buildings of which punctuate the site.

Beyond the 6 acre garden lies an estate of some 460 acres offering enchanting walks and vistas of the surrounding Kent countryside.

Sissinghurst is only 30 minutes from Leeds Castle and together they offer a lovely two centre one day driven tour under two hours from London.


HEVER

For lovers of The Tudors, Hever is a "must see" as it was the family seat and childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife and mother of Queen Elizabeth I - Anne Boleyn.

TWO CONTRASTING CASTLES

Another alternative is to compare and contrast any two of the Kent Castles in a day.

PRICES

Canterbury & Leeds Castle

1 - 4 Persons : £640.00
5 - 6 Person  :  £680.00


Leeds Castle & Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

1 - 4 Persons : £640.00
5 - 5 Persons : £680.00


Leeds Castle & Hever Castle

1 - 4 Persons : £670.00
5 - 5 Persons : £710.00


Leeds Castle & Dover Castle

1 - 4 Persons : £670.00
5 - 5 Persons : £710.00


Dover Castle & Canterbury

1 - 4 Persons : £670.00
5 - 5 Persons : £710.00
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