Continue on to the oldest of the Cinque ports, Sandwich, with its windmill and folk museum.
One of the highlights of the tour is, without doubt, Canterbury, which is worth a lengthy visit to see the world famous 11th century cathedral and historic town centre. Take a scenic route via the famous gardens of Sissinghurst, created by Vita Sackville-West.
Kent is known as the Garden of England, with orchards, vineyards and fields with hops but also many other attractions, imposing cathedrals, beautiful castles and stunning gardens – all connected by scenic country lanes.
Enjoy a four-night stay in a beautiful country house hotel, with three days of lovely driving around this historic county.
Just over the border in East Sussex, discover Burwash, an outstandingly attractive village of 16th and 17th century houses.
Nearby is Bateman’s, the home of Rudyard Kipling, which provided inspiration for much of his work.
Its mixture of Gothic and Renaissance revivalist architecture looks spectacular both during the day and when it is illuminated at night.
It is also a fabulous introduction to the English countryside for those living in mainland Europe.The interior has been sympathetically converted with many of its original features, artwork and furniture remaining.The restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and a full English breakfast is served every morning. Mews Executive Room: SOLD OUT Manor House Executive Room: SOLD OUT Feature Room: SOLD OUT Suites: SOLD OUT Suites: SOLD OUT Prices are based on two people sharing a double or twin room.Great Dixter was built by famed architect, Edward Lutyens, and the house is also widely renowned for the fantastic gardens in the arts and crafts style. Drive on to Tenterden, the pearl of the Weald with its white, weather-boarded houses along the shopping street.The town is also starting point of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, a lovely old steam train which leads to Northiam.