Day 1: After local pick ups, we travel down to the historic city of Canterbury with its atmospheric medieval walls and cathedral, which is now a World Heritage Site. We then make our way to the hotel arriving late afternoon, with time to settle in before dinner.
Day 2: This morning we explore the wonderful historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its elegant architecture and the pretty colonnaded 18th century walkway known as the Pantiles, which are now home to specialist shops and open air cafes. After lunch we enjoy a visit to the enchanting Hever Castle & Gardens which was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Day 3: After a leisurely breakfast we make the short journey to Rochester, nestling against the banks of the river Medway. Rochester is home to the Englands second oldest cathedral, its tallest Norman Castle and a host of connections to the writer Charles Dickens. This Afternoon we enjoy a nostalgic train journey on the Kent & East Sussex Railway through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley.
Day 4: Today we head to the coast and visit the small seaside town of Whistable. The town is famous for its oysters which have been collected there since the Roman period. in the afternoon we head to Herne Bay, another seaside town. The Seafront is home to the 1st freestanding purpose built Clock Tower built in 1837. Up until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the United Kingdom. However, in 1987 it was destroyed by a storm.
Day 5: Today we make our way homeward bound stopping en-route at Lakeside for the retail therapy before getting home late afternoon.
4* Bridgewood Manor Hotel (Chatham)
The single room supplement is for the use of a twin/double for sole occupancy.
No Triple bedrooms (ie 3 individual beds) are available.
The hotel has 2 standard bedrooms with walk-in showers and these are the disabled bedrooms and 5 executive bedrooms with walk in showers, for which an upgrade would apply.
The hotel has 20 ground floor bedrooms and a lift (suitable for wheelchairs) which travels to all floors.
September 11 - September 15
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
- Hever Castle & Gardens
- Rochester & Train journey on the Kent & East Sussex Railway