Discover the captivating essence of Regal Kent and the homes once owned by a remarkable number of Kings and Queens and visit Royal Greenwich.
Monday We travel to Sevenoaks.
Tuesday We spend the morning exploring Penshurst Place. The House, once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and given to Sir William Sidney in 1552 and has changed little over the centuries. We continue to Ightham Mote an outstanding 14th century moated manor house. Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians.
Wednesday Today we enjoy a visit to Hever Castle. Experience 700 years of history at the double-moated 13th century castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.
Thursday Following breakfast, we travel to Greenwich and the famous National Maritime Museum. Here you can experience the world’s largest maritime museum, filled with stories of exploration and endeavour. Greenwich is also home to the Cutty Sark, the most famous tea clipper in the world.
Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.
The Holiday Inn Maidstone Sevenoaks is a modern hotel, ideally located for visiting the castles, gardens and coastline of Kent. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms.