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Canterbury, Castles & The Garden Of England

Canterbury, Castles & The Garden Of England





5 DAYS FROM £437


Kent is renowned for its rural beauty, rich heritage and spectacular coastline and boasts more castles and gardens than any other county in the UK. Its gentle hills, fertile farmland and cultivated country estates with fruit filled orchards have given rise to the term ‘The Garden of England’, and the city of Canterbury offers a blend of historic charm from its ancient buildings and majestic cathedral to the modern vitality of its bustling shops and cafes.

Our base in Canterbury is once again the very comfortable BEST WESTERN ABBOTS BARTON HOTEL which is located in its own two acre grounds just a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Features of the hotel include a restaurant serving modern seasonal fayre and a bar where drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. All of the well decorated en suite bedrooms have tv, telephone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors but please note there are corridor steps to some bedrooms.


Tuesday 8th June
Departing Newark early morning, we principally utilise the A1 and motorway system to travel southwards, making an extending break at the beautiful moated Leeds Castle (admission included) which is surrounded by over 500 acres of parkland and gardens and has been a palace to entertain and impress for over 900 years. We then continue the journey to our base in Canterbury.

Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th June
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Full day tour of the North Kent Coast calling at the charming resort of Whitstable (famous for its oysters) and the cosmopolitan resort of Ramsgate with its pavement cafes, waterfront bars and Royal Marina.
• Full day tour calling at the magnificent Dover Castle which is spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs. Experience the majesty, colour and opulence of medieval court life along with a tour of the Secret Wartime Tunnels with expert guide. Please note – steep steps and inclines may make this visit unsuitable for the very elderly.
• Full day at leisure in Canterbury

Saturday 12th June
Departing our hotel after a leisurely breakfast we return via an extended break in historic Rochester before continuing so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £437 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Double for sole occupancy £40.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as detailed in the tour itinerary

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

Admission to Leeds Castle and Dover Castle



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admissions to other attractions (where applicable) eg Canterbury Cathedral

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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