KENT - Palaces and Gardens

Welcome to your trip to Kent.

 

In the next 6 days, you will get to know the most beautiful castles and gardens in southern England. When you arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, your bus will pick you up and drive you to Kent. The journey takes about 3 hours. Depending on the flight times, a detour to Hever Castle and Gardens can be made here.

 

Day 2: After breakfast, you will be taken to Leeds Castle. The history of the castle goes back to the 9th century, it was first mentioned in documents in 1086. We continue to Sissinghurst. In the middle of the garden is an Elizabethan mansion with a central lookout tower. The garden consists of ten different departments, the so-called garden rooms, each with its own atmosphere. You will then enjoy a cream tea with scones, clotted cream, jam and tea/coffee before returning to your hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night.

 

Day 3: After breakfast, drive to Tunbridge Wells. This spa is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful landscapes in England, the High Weald, which the British government has designated an area of ​​exceptional natural beauty. In the time of King George, the city was one of the places where nobles and members of the royal family went to see and be seen. Then continue to Penshurst Place and Gardens for a private tour. You visit the unique medieval Baron's Hall with its 20m high ceiling made of chestnut trunks. The history of the magnificent garden goes back to the 14th century. Then drive to Sevenoaks and tour Knole House. This is the largest private home in England, built-in 1456 and expanded in 1603 by Thomas Sackville, the first Earl of Dorset. It is also called the "calendar house" because it has 365 rooms, 52 staircases and 7 courtyards. ,


Day 4: You leave the hotel and drive to Chartwell near Westerham. It offers an excellent view over the Weald of Kent and shows a fascinating exhibition about the life of statesman Sir Winston Churchills as well as some of his own paintings. You will then continue to Hever Castle Gardens, where you get a private tour. This charming 13th-century castle, surrounded by a moat, was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII. The castle is imposingly decorated and its award-winning gardens are spectacular from spring to autumn.

 

Day 4: Today you will drive to Sussex to visit the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. Here you will find a cosmopolitan lifestyle and eccentric lifestyle all year round. Within the manageable city centre, you can see the Regency architecture, an amusement pier, small shops, street cafes and a lively art scene.

 

Day 6: After breakfast drive west towards London. You will visit Kew Gardens, which are among the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Plants and plants can be seen there that are nowhere else accessible in Europe or even in the northern hemisphere. In addition to the world-famous Victorian, Kew Gardens also has large parks with very old rhododendron plants.

 

I hope you will be raved and can continue to imagine a trip to the beautiful south of England. The historic buildings and gardens you can admire are almost unforgettable. Take the chance and contact us.

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