Leeds Castle, Canterbury & Dover – Driver Guide

Leeds Castle, built on two islands in a lake, houses fine paintings, furniture and a maze with underground grotto.

Dover is the closest point to mainland Europe and its Castle has been vital to the defence of England for centuries. Visit top secret tunnels where military leaders planned World War II strategies.

Canterbury has been the centre of Christianity in England since AD 597, and its magnificent cathedral exerts as strong a pull on the modern tourist as it did in Medieval times!

Duration
Full day:
10 hours

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  • Leeds Castle

    Home to five queens since the tenth century, Leeds is a fairy tale castle set in a serene landscape.

    Heavily defended – it was designed with three drawbridges – Leeds sits within its moat and welcomes visitors to its ancient gardens, whether it’s to stroll among the flowerbeds, enjoy a top class concert in the grounds or float overhead in a hot air balloon.

    These days the castle’s features are devoted to pleasure, including an aviary, a maze, a golf course and what we are fairly certain is the world’s only museum of dog collars.

  • Canterbury

    The seat of Christianity in England since 597, Canterbury’s ancient cathedral attracts pilgrims and visitors from around the globe.

    The cathedral is still the shrine of St Thomas Becket, the 12th century archbishop murdered by four heavily-armed knights as he prayed before his altar.

    Canterbury’s brilliant range of pubs and restaurants guarantee a warm welcome and Kent’s countryside villages embrace a wealth of antique shops and individual boutiques where you’re sure to find that special gift or souvenir.

  • Dover's White Cliffs

    Dover is the closest point to mainland Europe, and is famous for its towering white chalk cliffs. It has been a vital location in the defence of England for centuries, and boasts a castle and secret tunnels used in World War II.

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