Lullingstone Castle Garden Tour & Roman Villa

Lullingstone Castle Garden Tour & Roman Villa

A morning guided tour of Lullingstone Castle World Garden with an afternoon self guided visit to the Lullingstone Roman Villa, including morning tea/coffee on arrival and Ploughmans Lunch

A morning guided tour of Lullingstone Castle World Garden with an afternoon self guided visit to the Lullingstone Roman Villa, including morning tea/coffee on arrival and Ploughmans Lunch

 

Lullingstone Castle World Garden  Set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, Lullingstone Castle is one of England's oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday. Tom Hart Dyke is heir to the Estate and is the 20th generation of the Hart Dykes to live at the Castle.

 

The idea for the World Garden was born in the depths of despair in the Colombian jungle. At Midday on June 16th 2000, three months into their kidnap ordeal, Tom and his fellow captive Paul Winder, were told to prepare to die that night. Paul spent the afternoon of that fateful day in prayer, but Tom decided that the best course of action would be to spend his final day on Earth designing his dream garden! He spent the day drawing plans, in his diary, for a World Garden – containing the plants he’d collected from across the globe, planted out in their respective countries of origin.

 

Luckily for Tom, Paul and their families, the boys were not executed. After Tom’s return home to his ancestral home of Lullingstone Castle, near Sevenoaks, in Kent.  Tom’s World Garden pays homage to the amazing achievements of Victorian and Edwardian plant hunters who brought back the plants and flowers we now cherish and grow in our gardens in the UK.

 

Lullingstone Roman Villa

 

Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain, Lullingstone provides a unique all-weather family day out. Set in the attractive surroundings of the Darent Valley in Kent, the villa was begun in about AD 100, and developed to suit the tastes and beliefs of successive wealthy owners, reaching its peak of luxury in the mid-4th century.

 

Visitors to the villa today can still view the spectacular mosaics and prints of the rare wall paintings, a heated bath-suite and a ‘house-church’. A specially commissioned light show brings the villa to life, and galleries display Lullingstone’s fascinating collection of Roman artefacts.

 


Tuesday 28 May 2019

 

Pick up: Route C (see tab for list)

 

£49.50 per person

 

Price includes:

  • Guided Tour of Lullingstone Castle World Garden

  • Morning Tea/Coffee & Ploughman's Lunch served in the Castle Marquee

  • Entry to Lullingstone Roman Villa

  • Return Coach Travel

 

 

 

 

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.

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 Times
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
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Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
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Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
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Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
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Royston Melbourn Rd N ROYSTON Green St Bus stop
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Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
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Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
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Stansted Mountfit Har S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
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