Inside, marvel at the beautifully decorated rooms, log fires and twinkling Christmas trees; outside, follow a themed interactive trail through the illuminated gardens. Also enjoy the quaint Christmas market in Canterbury.
Detailed Overview


3* Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

This modern hotel, set within 26-acres of grounds, has a friendly brasserie restaurant, bar, lounge and sun terrace. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, beauty salon and hairdressers. There are also tennis courts and a private fishing lake. Bedrooms are classically decorated and include tea/coffee facilities.

Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Indoor swimming pool • Sauna • Steam room • Spa bath • Beauty salon • Hairdressers • Tennis courts • Private fishing lake • Tea/coffee in room

Please note: There is a lift to all floors, except in the Old Manor House wing.

Price Includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities (indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi & fitness suite)

  • Entrance to Hever Castle & Gardens

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Departing the local area, we make our way to the hotel with stops on the way.

Day 2

Christmas at Hever Castle
Capture the spirit of Christmas with a day that casts a magic spell on you all. Walk through the Castle adorned with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires. As dusk falls, the gardens are magically illuminated. You'll also find an array of seasonal gifts, luxurious decorations, toys and stocking fillers in the Hever Shop.

Day 3

Canterbury Christmas Market
Spend free time in the university city of Canterbury, dominated by its stunning cathedral, the oldest in England. Have time to explore the cathedral, the city's museums and the quaint, cobbled streets full of restaurants and tea rooms. The Christmas Market is also taking place, located in the centre of Canterbury on Whitefriars Square and on Clocktower Square.

Day 4

We depart after breakfast and make our way back to the local area.

Please be advised that the Christmas Market dates have not yet been confirmed and may be subject to change.

Other Information

(2017 Christmas video) © Hever Castle

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