Renowned for the "loveliest castle in the world", enthralling Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral and famous Kentish hops, Kent is less well known for the Chatham Historic Dockyard being the filming set for many of the scenes in the hugely popular TV series, Call the Midwife! Image courtesy of Leeds castle foundation .
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

This modern hotel is set within 26 acres of grounds with all 126 bedrooms are decorated in a classic style and there is a lift to all floors except in the Old Manor House wing. The brasserie restaurant and bar have a friendly atmosphere and there is also a lounge and sun terrace.

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool • Sauna • Steam room • Spa bath • Beauty salon • WI-FI • TV • Hairdressers • Hairdryer • Tennis courts • A private fishing lake • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Chatham Dockyard

  • Call the Midwife Guided walking tour

  • Guided visit of Leeds Castle & Gardens

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to the hotel were a tea/coffee will be served on arrival.

Day 2

Call the Midwife - Walking tour & Historic Dockyard Chatham
Today we head to Chatham Historic Dockyard where we enjoy the official Call the Midwife Tour, which has been devised with the creators of Call the Midwife. Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife regularly captures the hearts of over 10 million TV viewers, however, few viewers know that The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been the backdrop for many of the show's most iconic scenes. This exciting tour, overseen by the show's producers, will feature material from the latest series, as well as props, costumes, set and of course a costumed Midwife to lead our tour! After you have free time to explore the dockyard at leisure.

Day 3

Private guided visit of Leeds Castle & Gardens
Today, we make the very short journey to Leeds Castle & Gardens. This elegant 12th century castle rises majestically from the waters of its moat and is surrounded by 500 acres of interesting parkland and gardens. We have a guided tour of the castle and gardens followed by free time for you to go back and explore at your leisure.

Day 4

Canterbury
We spend free time today in the university city of Canterbury, dominated by its stunning cathedral, the oldest in England. You'll have time to explore the cathedral, the city's museums and the quaint, cobbled streets full of restaurants and tearooms.

Day 5

After breakfast, we depart the hotel and return to the local area.

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