Places of Interest
The details below are intended as a general guide only. For specific tour details, first check Availability and then follow the link from the Tour Description.
Chatham Historical Dockyard
One of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and the world’s most complete dockyard from the ‘age of sail’, visitors can explore more than 100 years of sea-faring history.
A real working farm set in 28 acres, Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional farm animals. After exploring the Kentish Gardens and Vintage Village, why not take part in a Ghost Hunt at what is reputed to be the most haunted museum in Kent?
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
Features a programme of temporary exhibitions by local and international artists, as well as a collection of more than 600,000 artefacts and specimens relating to archaeology, geology and social history.
Set in a glorious location on two islands surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland, the castle, which is listed in the Domesday Book, has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England’s queens and a palace of Henry VIII and was described by Lord Conway as …’the loveliest castle in the world‘.
Great Comp Garden
Explore this wonderfully quirky garden showcasing seven acres of beautiful and rare plants surrounding a 17th century manor house.
Doddington Place Gardens
The lovely landscaped gardens, recognised as being of historical importance by English Heritage, are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. The gardens feature many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as a large Edwardian rock garden and extensive yew framed avenues.
Built almost 700 years ago, this romantic moated manor house has seen many changes and has been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians. Highlights include the picturesque courtyard, Great Hall, crypt, Tudor painted ceiling, Grade I listed dog kennel and the private apartments of Charles Henry Robinson, who gave Ightham Mote to the National Trust in 1985.