4 days

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The historic pleasure gardens at Walmer Castle in Kent have been dramatically brought back to life thanks to a £2.3m restoration project funded by English Heritage, and they form the centrepiece of this new tour which also visits the ‘Cinque Ports’ of Hastings, Sandwich, Hythe, Dover, and Romney.

We begin at the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, designated Grade 1 on Historic England’s register of historic parks and gardens, and continue to Dover Castle, the most impressive of all English fortresses, which has witnessed centuries of history unfold before it. We discover ‘glade gardening’ at The Haven, before moving on to Walmer Castle. A trip on the Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Railway followed by visits to Pashley Gardens and Hastings Castle, completes our third day.

A visit to Smallhythe Place, actress Helen Terry’s 16th century cottage and rose garden, rounds of our journey through the Garden of England and the Cinque Ports.

Tour highlights:

  • Pashley Manor’s romantic landscapes
  • Walking in famous footsteps at the extensively rejuvenated Walmer Castle
  • The diminutive yet powerful steam engines of the RH&D Railway
  • Impressive Dover Castle, a key part of the nation’s defences for centuries
  • Theatrical memorabilia at Smallhythe Place

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Location Depart Return
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
08.45 16.15
Outside the Crowne Plaza Gatwick
10.00 15.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
18 September 2023 BWCP230918 18 September 2023 (Monday) 21 September 2023 (Thursday) Michael Gill £745
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