We offer private tours with our suggested itinerary as well as customised tours of your choice. All our private tour are for private individual and small groups in one of our luxury vehicles. We will collect you from any hotel or private address in London or any London airports and also drop you at your chosen destination after your tour.
Our first stop is the magnificent city of Canterbury A Cathedral inspired by English Gothic architecture, Canterbury Cathedral is a big attraction. The wealth of Canterbury Cathedral was bought in by the visiting pilgrims, who were made famous by Chaucer in his book Canterbury Tales. The Cathedral still dominates the sky line of Canterbury today.
Medieval pilgrims used to visit Canterbury to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket, The Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170 and historians still debate the involvement of Henry II. There are many tombs of famous people that you will be able to see such as Henry IV and The Black Prince (Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales). Step back in history as you walk around the Cathedral.
Dover Castle Tour
Placed above the white cliffs of Dover, the ancient Dover castle has been protecting the English shores for around 2000 years. The Medieval Dover Castle, which is the largest Castle in England, was founded around 1160 by King Henry II, and is famously known as ‘the key to England’. The castle was designed by Henry II’s architect ‘Maurice the Engineer’ and was built between 1180 and 1185. Henry II would welcome noble pilgrims travelling to the new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral of St Thomas Becket.
The Castle was a symbol of kingly power and authority guarding the gateway to the realm. It has been continuously garrisoned right up until 1958, protecting Britain from invasion from the shortest sea crossing from Europe.
Dover Castle is a great medieval fortress with the Great Tower at its heart. The Tower is 83 feet high, just less than 100 feet square and the walls are up to 21 feet thick. From 1740 until 1945 its defences were successively updated in response to every European war involving Britain.
The Castle hosted many royal visits by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria.
During the Napoleonic Wars Dover became a garrison town and there was a need to build barracks which were built in tunnels about 15 meters below the cliffs top. The tunnels become abandoned for more than a century until the outbreak of the Second World War when they were converted into an air-raid shelter and later into a military command centre and underground hospital.
Leets Castle Tour
On arrival at Leeds Castle you will be in awe of the magnificent 900 year old Norman castle which is built on two small islands rising majestically from the moat and surrounded by a lake formed by the River Len accompanied by the most scenic formal gardens and park lands you are ever likely to see.
Leeds Castle was once a Royal residence for six of England’s queens, and was used as a residence for King Henry VIII first wife Catherine of Aragon and was also a retreat for the rich and powerful. The Castle was built in 1119 by Robert de Crevecoeur as a Norman strong hold and become the property of King Edward I in 1278.
You will explore the 900 year old castle, chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall before taking time to enjoy the gardens with wildlife which includes wildfowl and black swans and you can also experience the maze made out of 2400 yew trees.
Tour Duration: 10 Hours
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