Castles & Blooms Galore in the Garden of England

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Kent is known as the Garden of England for its abundant flower meadows, orchards and hop fields. Come with us on this stunning tour around the county, taking in blooms galore as well as a selection of wonderfully preserved castles and houses, each offering a glimpse of times past.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Leeds Castle
We visit Leeds Castle today, often described as the “loveliest castle in the world”. We
discover the beautiful castle rooms and explore the lovely grounds, riverside woodland
garden and Mediterranean terrace garden, from where we can enjoy beautiful views over
the serene lake and parkland. Other attractions include bird of prey displays, a maze and
grotto, the Dog Collar Museum, Elsie the land train and the Black Swan Ferry (seasonal)
(small charges apply for the train/ferry).

Day 3 Ightham Mote & Scotney Castle
Today we have a chance to view beautiful meadows at Ightham Mote, a romantic 14th
century moated manor house, garden and estate with a charming courtyard, orchard and
extensive grounds where carpets of flowers blossom during the summer months. After
lunch we make our way to moated Scotney Castle. We relax in the picturesque garden
with its glorious backdrop of a fairytale castle, venture into the beautiful grounds and
discover the delights of its Victorian country mansion house with all its secrets and stories.
Please note, a timed ticket will be required to visit the house - these are available from
reception on the day of your visit and cannot be pre booked.

Day 4 Emmetts Garden & Penshurst Place
We begin this morning with a visit to Emmetts Garden, which showcases an amazing
variety of flowering plants and exotic trees, with sweeping views of the Kent countryside.
After a short journey we find ourselves at Penshurst Place where we have free time for
lunch before beginning to discover its fascinating interior and beautiful formal grounds.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Bridgewood Manor Hotel

Chatham, Kent
AAA+

Bridgewood Manor Hotel

Chatham, Kent
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £309pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £84

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Leeds Castle
• Entrance to Ightham Mote
• Entrance to Scotney Castle
• Entrance to Emmetts Garden
• Entrance to Penshurst Place
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£309 for 5 days

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