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Kent: Castles, Gardens & 1940's Celebrations

Bridgewood Manor Hotel

4* Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham. Hever Castle, Pashley Manor Gardens, Sissinghurst Castle, Chatham Dockyard's 1940's Weekend & Riverhill Gardens

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Stay at the 4* Bridgewood Manor Hotel & Spa, Chatham. We visit Hever Castle, family home to Anne Boleyn, Pashley Manor Gardens during their dazzling Dahlia week, and the National Trusts Sissinghurst Gardens. Enjoy a full day at Chatham Historic Dockyard, home to TV's call the Midwife, to celebrate their 1940's weekend. We finish off this tour with a visit to Riverhill Himalayan Gardens.



Friday 17 September 2021

4 Days

£385 per person sharing a twin/double room

£90 single supplement

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour



Price includes:

All coach travel


3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Hever Castle & Gardens

Admission to Pashley Manor Gardens

Admission to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Admission to Chatham Dockyards 1940's Weekend

Admission to Riverhill Himalayan Gardens



Friday 17 September

We depart the local area and travel to Hever Castle. Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. The Castle is a romantic double moated 13th century castle which houses historic 16th century portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and treasures. We arrive at the 4* Bridgewood Manor Hotel & Spa in time for dinner.


Saturday 18 Septembe

This morning we visit Pashley Manor, a quintessential English garden. It offers a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds. As summer reaches its peak and turns to autumn the gardens at Pashley, are ablaze with colour, provided by hundreds of dazzling dahlias.
This afternoon we visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. Heralded for its beauty and diversity, the garden at Sissinghurst is among the most famous gardens in England and is well worth a visit.

D, B

Sunday 19 September

Today we enjoy a visit to Chatham Historic Dockyard to celebrate their 1940's weekend. A stunning 80 acre site with historic buildings, museum galleries, historic warships and a vibrant programme of events and activities. The dockyard have been used as the location for the popular television drama series 'Call the Midwife'.

D, B

Monday 20 September

Today we visit to Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, near Haywards Heath. At Riverhill there are over 12 acres of historic gardens to explore, punctuated with contemporary sculpture, as well as woodland paths, breath-taking views and plenty of benches for quiet contemplative moments. We return home late afternoon.


D=Dinner, B=Breakfast

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford S GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Southbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
Sawbridgeworth White L. S SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Stop outside Budgens before White Lion
Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
South Mimms South Mimms Services, Coach Bays
Stansted Mountfit Har S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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