Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’, so on this tour we endeavour to show you a few of the tastes and products that help to support this claim and enjoy the noted countryside.
This delightful hotel offers much character with its ideal location and pretty courtyard. Each of the 100 bedrooms are equipped with en-suite facilities, a TV, internet access, trouser press and ironing facilities, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and a telephone. The hotel has a lift.
From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the journey south. After crossing the River Thames continuing on to our holiday hotel.
For our first visit today, we head for Staplehurst and Hush Heath Estate and vineyards. Here we enjoy a guided tour and can learn all aspects of grape-growing before visiting the winery where the production process of still and sparkling wine is explained. We finish with a tutored tasting of three Hush Heath Estate wines and ciders. Leaving the vineyard we have a short drive to the Goudhurst Inn, part of the Hush Heath Estate, for a “Ploughmans Platter” lunch. After our visit we head to Royal Tunbridge Wells. Royal Tunbridge Wells lies in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We begin with a ride to the Shepherd Neame Brewery for a guided ‘behind the scenes’ tour. Afterwards we have free time for lunch and time to explore the historic town of Faversham nestling between the rural gently sloping Downs and the austere North Kent marshes, Faversham is one of southern England’s most charming towns with over 475 listed buildings and a good selection of independent shops
This morning we head for the land of mysterious marshes and smugglers. First, we come to New Romney, a Cinque Port since 1155, the Great Storm of 1287 changed the course of the River Rother and made New Romney an inland town. Next, we arrive at Lyddn. notorious for the past activities of ‘owlers’ (Local smugglers hooting to each other at dead of night). As we head inland spot the tower of St Mildred’s Church at Tenterden. Horatio, Lord Nelson’s daughter by his mistress Emma Hamilton, was at one time the vicar’s wife. Known as the ‘Jewel in the Weald’ the town makes an ideal place to finish the day.
After breakfast we depart after a relaxing Kentish break and head home stopping off in the City of Rochester with its magnificent Cathedral and historic castle. Take a stroll along High Street and explore the old town and cobbled streets. This afternoon we return to our home area to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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