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Kentish Christmas Castles

Kentish Christmas Castles

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Join us as we head to Chatham, Kent for our Kentish Christmas Castles tour. Enjoy this special festive tour, staying in a luxury 4-star hotel with leisure and spa facilities and indoor swimming pool. The highlight of our tour are festive visits to Leeds Castle and Gardens and Hever Castle and Gardens where the magic of Christmas enchants you in magnificent historic surroundings, includes a scrumptious Christmas lunch at Hever Castle too. During our stay wander Canterbury’s magical streets decorated for the season, head to the Christmas market, browse stalls laden with festive wares and scrumptious treats, surround yourself in wonderful aromas of the festive fayre all overlooked by the magnificent backdrop of Canterbury’s historic Cathedral, what could be more special. Get into the Christmas spirit on this wonderful, historic, festive tour.  Don’t delay, book today.



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Free use of leisure facilities

Entrance to Leeds Castle (self-guided)

Entrance to Hever Castle and Gardens

2 course Christmas Lunch at Hever


Executive coach travel throughout



Single room supplement - £120.00


Depart Leyland at 09.00am for our journey to Kent with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Arrive at Bridgewood Manor to a warm welcome with tea/coffee while our luggage is taken care of, why not take a dip in the swimming pool before joining us for dinner.

Following breakfast head to Leeds Castle, step into a historic, magical world for an enchanting festive experience. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon to relax and make use of the hotel's leisure facilities.

Following a leisurely breakfast today's excursion takes us to charming Canterbury where you will have free time to explore allowing time for lunch, perhaps visit the magnificent cathedral, Christmas is a wonderful and special time of year to visit. The Christmas festivities are underway with the market now in full swing. Festive stalls line Whiterfriars, St Georges Street and Rose Lanes, displaying festive food, drinks, crafts, and gifts. Christmas is brought to the streets and the atmosphere is alive with twinkling lights and street entertainers. Depart Canterbury at 15.00hrs return to the hotel to relax and make use of the hotel's leisure facilities.

This morning following a leisurely breakfast our excursion takes us to the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to visit Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn including a scrumptious Christmas Lunch. Wander through festive, traditionally decorated rooms with welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees. A wonderful day in magnificent surroundings.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for our journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route.

Single room supplement


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The Bridgewood Manor Hotel and Spa, Ner Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham, ME5 9AX







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







Hotel Website







Hotel Contact

 01634 201333





About the hotel

    The Bridgewood Maor Hotel is a charming 4-star hotel between Chatham and Rochester. Guest bedrooms are elegant, spacious rooms, beautifully furnished with all the essentials for a relaxing stay. N.B indoor heated swimming pool is free for guests.  Spa and Wellness Centre – massages and treatments are not included in the holiday price, these must be booked and paid for locally by the customer. 















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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed