COASTS & CASTLES OF KENT

National Trust Members Discount

Kent is home to some of the most beautiful – and important – castles and fortresses in Britain’s history. This tour discovers two very different fortresses as well as visiting some of the beautiful coastline and exploring the county known as the ‘Garden of England’.

The three star standard Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is set within its own grounds and has a classic contemporary style. Rooms have good facilities and most can be accessed by lift. Leisure facilities include indoor pool, sauna, steam room and spa.

Itinerary

Monday We depart Cornwall in the morning and travel to Kent arriving to a warm welcome and hot drink.

Tuesday Today we begin with a short visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells where there will be time for morning coffee before we go on to experience 700 years of history at the romantic double-moated castle.  Once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, it contains fine furniture, tapestries and antiques as well as having over a hundred acres of glorious gardens to explore.

Wednesday We explore the Kent coast taking in the colourful oyster town of Whitstable and the traditional town of Margate where world class art mingles with unique nostalgic attractions and a vibrant café culture. There will be a brief stop at Herne Bay for a stroll along the pier.                                               

Thursday This morning we get to explore Maidstone, the historically important town is home to museums, galleries and magnificent monuments. Later we visit Scotney Castle, a National Trust property that is fairytale castle, country house and romantic garden all rolled into one.

Friday After breakfast we make our way back to Cornwall arriving home during the evening.

Term

Limited number of single rooms at no supplement

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

£10 discount for National Trust Members

National Trust members must produce a valid membership card or pay appropriate fee at each venue

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Porterage

Welcome drink on arrival

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Hever Castle and Gardens

Admission to Scotney Castle

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Monday 8th to

Friday 12th April 2019

5 Day Tour

£429

For more details

please phone

01209 717152