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Historical Gems of Kent

This tour focuses on the locations used within the filming of the drama series ‘Call the Midwife’. We shall take a tour of the dockyards by our very own ‘midwife’. Taking you back into the 1950s enjoy some of the simple pleasures of beautiful scenery, beaches and familiar haunts as they appear in the television series.

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The Holiday Inn-Ashford

Our hotel is very comfortable with a very high standard of food and service

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Monday – As we travel to our hotel we stop for a lunch break enroute, arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.
Tuesday – Today we shall visit Chatham and the famous Historic Naval Dockyard. It is steeped in maritime history with an abundance of historical buildings dating back to 1704. It has a Victorian Ropey, three warships, dry docks, the Royal Dockyard museum and lots more for you to be able to discover. (admissions included)
Wednesday – In the morning we travel to Canterbury, an historical cathedral city, which was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. You will have time to explore the ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, cobbled street and timber-framed houses, or even visit the cathedral with stained-glass windows. In the afternoon, we shall travel to the beautiful coastline of the Canterbury district, Whitstable and Herne Bay. It is one of the district major natural assets with 14.5 miles of coastline. You will have time to explore the delights of these natural seaside towns and coasts.
Thursday – Today we will have a glorious scenic drive via New Romney to Hythe, a small coastal time with a pier and marina full of yachts. We will then travel to Dover Castle, which has stood guard over the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent for nearly a thousand years. Here, we step inside the Great Tower and immerse ourselves in the history of this great castle before enjoying a unique visitor experience in the Secret Wartime Tunnels where the dramatic rescue operation of the 1940 ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’ is vividly brought to life, with film, audio and achieve photography. If time permits we shall also visit Deal, a former fishing, mining and garrison town.
Friday – We travel back with a lunch break enroute, arriving home in the afternoon.

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