Known as the Garden of England for its abundant flower meadows, orchards and hop fields combined with Kent’s 350 glorious miles of coastline, the world’s most famous white cliffs and vast sandy beaches all make for an ideal destination for our tour.
Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel, 4 Star
3-5 Earls Ave, Folkestone Tel: 01303 255301
This stylish Victorian Hotel has a superb location in a pleasant area close to the seafront. Lift.
Saturday 26 June 8 Days £745
Single Supplement £105. Insurance £28
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
7 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Steam Train Journey with Ploughman’s Lunch, Entrance to Leeds Castle and Gardens.
DAY 1 We leave Scotland and travel to the North of England for our overnight stay.
DAY 2 After breakfast, we head South East and make our way to the hotel in Foolkstone, our base for the next five nights.
DAY 3 A day at leisure to enjoy the many delights of Folkestone, the town overlooks the English Channel and is just seven miles west of Dover. Things to do in Folkestone are plentiful and includes spending time in seafront amusement arcades and pavilions, taking a refreshing stroll along the wide promenade, or dining in a restaurant or café in the town’s trendy Creative Quarter, or why not board Eurotunnel and take a trip to France!
DAY 4 This morning we visit Leeds Castle and Gardens “ theloveliest castle in the world”. This elegant 12th century castle rises majestically from the waters of its moat and is surrounded by 500 acres of interesting parkland and gardens. In the afternoon we visit the atmospheric city of Canterbury, where the skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral, the oldest in England.
DAY 5 Visit Tenterden this morning with some free time followed by a return steam railway to Bodiam on the Kent and Sussex Railway while enjoying a Ploughman’s Lunch after which we have a little time to explore Tenterden before returning to Folkestone.
DAY 6 We spend today in Hastings’ Old Town, home to the town's still fishing fleet and historic fishermen's net huts, little museums, two funicular lifts, miniature railway, lifeboat station and pirates! From here, we travel to the historic port town of Rye where we have free time.
DAY 7 After an interesting few days in Kent and Sussex, we make our way north to spend our last night at our hotel in the North of England.
DAY 8 After breakfast, we return home.