Folkestone - Explore one of the prettiest regions of England, Kent
Today you will explore one of the prettiest regions of England: Kent. Leeds Castle rises in the middle of 500 acres of garden, surrounded by a moat which makes it one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Founded in 1086, this was the favorite residence of King Edward I, and home to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife.
Proceed to Canterbury, a place of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. The ancient walls, first built by the Romans, surround the old medieval city with cobbled lanes and timbered houses. The beautiful Cathedral is the headquarters of the Anglican Church, and you can find gothic and Romanic elements in the bas-reliefs and the stained glass.
Dover Castle overlooks the narrowest part of the Channel. Known as the ‘key to England’, it has been fortified and continuously garrisoned since 1066 up until 1958. During WWII it was the headquarters of high military defense and played a crucial part in planning the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Overnight in the Folkestone area.
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