and Leeds Castle
The city centre is a very bustling area full of shops, full
of people and it has also some entertainment in the streets.
This is where the Head of the Church of England, The Archbishop
of Canterbury has its Holy base. Twice in its early
history The Cathedral succumbed to the ravages of fire only
to rise again like a monstrous phoenix from the ashes .
St. Georges Street , a pedestrian area of shops and trees
situated at the end of town was nearly completely destroyed
in one air raid in the Second World War. The town walls surround
about a quarter of the City.
A visit to the Canterbury Tales Museum is recommended, re-living
14 th century life and customs, is like entering a time warp.
Inside the historic building of St. Margaret’s Church
you can step back over 500 years to join Geoffrey Chaucer
( England’s finest poet) and his colourful characters
as they journey from London towards the shrine of St. Thomas
Becket at Canterbury Cathedral and enjoy their medieval adventure
After this brief visit we continue our journey to arrive
at Leeds Castle, 'The Loveliest Castle in the World'.
Leeds Castle is located in the south east of England and
it is nowhere near the city of Leeds, as one might believe.
For the mature of age there is a “courtesy”
land train, which motors up and down the main drive and will
take you from the ticketing area to the entrance of the Castle.
The area embracing the Castle is a full 500 acres of glorious
grounds with its moat surrounding the castle. The aviary is
home to over 100 species of endangered birds while the Museum
on the Castle Island features a collection of a very different
kind – :“dog collars” dating back to the
Flowers and foliage abound in the formal gardens - the Culpeper
and the Lady Baillie Garden, while the maze with its secret
underground grotto provides a challenging half hour (or more!)
The inside of Leeds Castle is a treat to the eye as the
more rooms you see the more history you find.
Because these are individual tours, (up to 16 persons),
the minibuses used for these is far more versatile than the
usual large and cumbersome coaches, so we can take you to
see places where otherwise many tourists undoubtedly miss
One other great advantage is that we can stop anywhere you
choose rather than the pre-arranged, obligatory stops tourists
have to do when in larger groups.
The tour will last approximately 8 and half hours departing
from your Hotel at 09.00 returning to the hotel by 17.30.
Price on application.
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