Our first stop is the port town of Dover, famous for its White Cliffs.
Perched up on the hill is Dover Castle. Walk around the castle grounds, taking in the Roman Pharos (lighthouse) which was used as a navigational aid to shipping 2,000 years ago! Climb the Great Tower for stunning views over the sea to France.
Don’t miss the underground tunnels which housed the nerve centre for the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II. A dramatic re-enactment tells how over 338,000 troops were rescued from the beaches.
We then take a short drive to Canterbury, where Christianity was first established in England more than 1,400 years ago. The Cathedral, is one of the oldest and famous Christian structures in England. It is the Mother Church of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.
As well as the dramatic architecture and superb stained glass windows, the north transept features the spot where Thomas Becket was struck down and killed by Knights loyal to King Henry II in 1170.
Exploring the narrow, bustling streets close by the Cathedral feels like travelling back in time and makes this a highly attractive town to visit.
Leeds Castle is quite rightly known as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’ and offers incredible views over the moat to the castle itself. It was home to 6 Medieval Queens of England and became part of their ‘dower’ or personal property.
In 1926 Lady Baillie, daughter of an American heiress, bought Leeds Castle. She became famous for her lavish hospitality; a real life version of the ‘Great Gatsby’. Visitors included Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, Edward and Mrs Simpson as well as Sir Winston Churchill.
This is a long tour and is more popular in the summer when attractions have longer opening hours. Alternatively, we offer a shorter version where you choose 2 of the 3 destinations.