4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
3-course dinner with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Free use of leisure facilities
Entrance to Leeds Castle & Gardens with a punt around the moat
Entrance to Chatham Historic Dockyard with the Call the Midwife walking tour
We arrive at our hotel to a welcome tea or coffee before dinner.
Leeds Castle & Gardens is an elegant 12th century castle which rises majestically from its moat and is surrounded by 500-acres of interesting parkland and gardens. Enjoy a relaxing 15-minute guided punt around the moat, gaining a unique perspective of the castle. Other attractions include falconry 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).
Canterbury & Pluckley
We spend free time this morning in the city of Canterbury, dominated by its stunning cathedral, the oldest in England. Explore the cathedral, museums and quaint, cobbled streets full of restaurants and tearooms. We take a scenic route back to the hotel this afternoon with a stop off in Pluckley. Its reputation as one of the most hunted villages in England is hard to believe as you walk around the pretty cottages and village square. The nostalgic feel of this beautiful village made it the 'Perfick' setting for the 90's TV Series ' The Darling Buds of May'.
Call the Midwife Tour & Chatham Historic Dockyard
Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife captures the hearts of over 10 million TV viewers, however, few viewers know that The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been the backdrop for many iconic scenes. This exciting tour, overseen by the show's producers will feature material from the latest series, as well as props, costumes, sets and of course a Midwife!
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
4* Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone
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