• Accommodation included

Escape to the Garden of England in Kent

  • Other
  • 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights
  • Medway
price from £ 159.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Delightful English countryside, rich history, and total tranquillity - escape to the serenity of Kent, inc. hotel, dinner and entrance to local sights

The fresh breeze of the open countryside, confetti-coloured fields of wildflowers, and the sweet sound of birds across the air... Kent has been an idyllic English haven for centuries, and you'll soon discover why. Known as the "Garden of England", this beautiful county is rich in natural beauty, boasting everything from quintessential country fields filled with traditional hay bales, scenic riverside greenery, breath-taking coastal walks, historic glimpses of the past, and romantic views that'll sweep you off your feet. Visit the oldest Christian institution in England, Canterbury Cathedral, wander down the medieval paths of Canterbury, get lost in the twists and turns of the maze at Hever Castle, or drive down to the Kent coast to enjoy a breath of fresh, ocean air. With a delicious three course dinner and a bottle of Prosecco to kickstart the holiday mood, you really don't have to go far to enjoy the perfect getaway: this escape to Kent is just what you need to rest and relax.

Included
  • 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights in Kent
  • Breakfast
  • Bottle of Prosecco
  • Entrance to Hever Castle Gardens
  • Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral
  • 1 x 3 course dinner per person, per stay

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Kent, the Garden of England

Roman ruins and mysterious medieval history, serene natural beauty and delicious, local cuisine – whether you’re a history buff or in need of some natural adventures, Kent has something for everyone. Nicknamed as the “Garden of England” by King Henry VIII, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the peaceful charms of the quintessential English countryside.

You’ll find a wealth of treasures to take you back in time, from the spectacular Canterbury Cathedral, to castles and royal gardens that whisk you into the pages of a fairy tale. Unwind with a relaxing stroll along quiet rural pathways, or explore the charms of medieval towns and sleepy villages. Clear out the cobwebs with a bracing dose of fresh ocean breeze along the stunning Kent coastline, with classic seaside destinations a short drive away, including Whistable and Herne Bay – the perfect place to enjoy a classic dish of fish and chips! Along the way, you’ll also see the rolling green hills, beautiful areas of woodland, and riverside greenery, packed with all kinds of wildlife, making it a picture-perfect destination.

Kent is renowned for its rich local produce too, so make sure you sample the fresh local flavours, from delicious seasonal fruit and vegetables served up in the cosy local pubs, to the refreshing taste of seafood, caught by local fishermen. Whether you want to relax and unwind, get active with a scenic walk, or discover something new about the past, Kent is the perfect place to escape to.

Bridgewood Manor Hotel & Spa

  • Hotel
  • Walderslade Woods , United Kingdom

This charming 4-star hotel is set amongst the beautiful scenery of Chatham in Kent, providing an ideal place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The hotel is conveniently located to enjoy the historic sights across the county, including Canterbury Cathedral and other destinations. The hotel has free Wi-Fi throughout, a relaxing inner courtyard, complimentary parking for guests, and a well equipped gym and luxury spa, with a pool, sauna and steam room. The on-site Squires Restaurant provides delicious dishes, made with fresh local food.

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Included excursions

• Hever Castle Gardens • (day 2)
Step back 700 years in time, with a visit to the grounds of this magnificent medieval castle, and the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Hever Castle was originally built in 1270, and was beautifully restored to its royal grandeur. The grounds and gardens around the castle are like a romantic fairy tale brought to life. Bask in the scent of thousands of blooms in the English Rose Garden, admire the dramatic topiary chess pieces, and let your imagination guide you through the twists and turns of the Hever Garden Maze.
This visit is self-guided. Visiting times will be pre-booked before your arrival.

• Canterbury Cathedral • (day 3)
Founded over 1,400 years ago, Canterbury Cathedral is an important symbol of the history of England, and a place that will always leave you feeling awed by its splendour. Admire the architectural magnificence of the world-famous cathedral as you walk around the interior, from the vivid coloured stained-glass windows depicting religious icons, the shrine of Thomas Becket, and the many tombs and relics from centuries' past. Don't forget to look up at the vast Gothic nave, and stroll around the serene grounds outside for some timeless peace.
This visit is self-guided. Visiting times will be pre-booked before your arrival.

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Excluded
  • Fuel charges
  • Parking charges at attractions (parking is free at the hotel)
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Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

COVID-19 info

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.

Occupancy

Maximum 2 people per room

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Travelling with children

This trip is not suitable for children under the age of 18.

Third person discount

The third-person discount is based on the departure date and duration of the trip. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Pets

Pets are not permitted on this trip.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents 5 days before departure. Vouchers, documents and further travel information will be given to you upon arrival.

Parking

Free parking is available at your hotel.

Excursions

Times for your visit to Cantebury Cathedral and Hever Castle will be pre-booked ahead of your visit. Please check your visiting times before travelling.