Known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent is a county of many contrasts from historic Canterbury with its famous Cathedral to the historic Chatham naval dockyard and the marshlands of the south.
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, a 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 we continue on to our holiday hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits greet our arrival.
For our first visit today, we head for Staplehurst and the Hush Heath Estate & Vineyards. Here we enjoy a guided tour and learn about all the 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 6 Hush Heath Estate wines & ciders followed by a delicious Ploughman’s Platter lunch. Our next visit is to Royal Tunbridge Wells in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The historic spa town is home to chic, independent boutiques along with buzzing cafes and bars.
Today we head to historic Faversham. We begin with a visit to the Shepherd Neame Brewery for a guided ‘behind the scenes’ tour. After which there will be time to get lunch and explore one of southern England’s most charming towns.
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 Lydd. In the 18th and 19th centuries the town was notorious for the activities of smugglers.
After breakfast we depart after a relaxing Kentish break and head home stopping off in the modern shopping complex of Lakeside. Peruse the shops and take lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants. This afternoon we return to our home area to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG