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Castles, Stately Homes & Historic Houses of Kent – Group Travel and Individual Luxury Tours

Specialist Tour Operator for Kent and Southern England

Cornwall DMC work as a specialist inbound tour operator for Kent and throughout Southern England. Offering ground services and support to group leaders, overseas travel agents and tour operators looking to bring clients to the UK. Working in partnership to create new and innovative products tailored to special interests and specific markets.

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Highlights and must-see attractions for group tours in Kent

Hever Castle – A fortified manor house that stands romantically in its moat. Hever Castle was built in the 13thC and was the childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn. In 1903, Hever was bought by a rich American, William Waldorf Astor and he transformed and restored it with fine Edwardian craftsmanship and filled it with furniture, tapestries and works of art. He also transformed the grounds, which include an Italian garden with statues, a maze, topiary, a lake and a walled rose garden.

Chartwell – Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922-1964, it was a place that truly inspired him. The house which is owned by the National Trust is still as it was when the family lived there, with pictures, books and personal mementoes. The studio has the largest collection of Churchill’s paintings and the garden reflects his love of the landscape and nature.

Ightham and Ightham Moat – The village of Ightham is a picturesque Kent village with half timbered houses, inns and a 12th-15thC church. About 4.8km to the south lies Ightham Moat, a magical, medieval manor house on an island surrounded by a moat. The tranquil gardens have streams and lakes which are fed by natural springs and the estate offers delightful walks and countryside views.

Tenterden – One of a series of characteristic Wealden towns and villages in this part of Kent, the houses and buildings are built with white weather boarding, brick and tile. The village is dominated by St Mildred’s Church which is said to be one of the finest parish churches in Kent, the tower is 30m high and on a fine day it gives glimpses of the French coast. Smallhythe Place is a National Trust owned 16thC cottage which was once the home to the Victorian actress Ellen Terry, this gem of a cottage nestled in the beautiful Weald of Kent contains some fascinating theatrical memorabilia.

Leeds Castle – Just east of Maidstone off the M20, is a world and several centuries away from the roar of the motorway. Described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ it was a royal palace for three centuries.  It stands on two islands in a lake which is surrounded by 200 hectares of tranquil gardens and landscaped parkland. It is the perfect place for a day out with the family.

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