Themed Tours

These tours are based on spending one or more nights in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. You may need to add one extra day to return to London at the end of the tour. Many of these attractions are not open every day, even in summer. Therefore it is often best to plan your tour between Wednesday and Sunday.

You can choose two or more tours to make a whole week, or make a selection of gardens, historic houses and castles and I will prepare a personalised itinerary especially for you.

To obtain more details of the places visited on each of these tours, CONTACT ME.

Gardens of Sussex and Kent. 4 days
Groombridge Place, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle, Great Dixter, Pashley Manor, Wakehurst Place, Nymans, High Beeches, Leonardslee, Borde Hill, Emmets, Hurstmonceux Castle, Sheffield Park. Mottisfont Abbey.

Historic houses of South-east England. 3 days
Knole, Ightam Mote, Old Soar Manor, Leeds Castle, Uppark, Parham, Petworth House, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle.

Villages of Sussex and Kent. 1 day - A tour through my past.
Burwash, (my childhood home) Batemans, (Rudyard Kipling) Brightling, (Pyramid and monuments of Mad Jack Fuller) Cranbrook (where I was at school for 5 years) Tenterden, Smallhythe (Ellen Terry) Rye, Stone-in-Oxney (where I owned the pub in the late 70's) Dungeness, Romney, Hythe & Dimchurch light railway.

Castles on the Coast. 3 days
Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey, Winchelsea, Camber Castle, Martello towers, Dover Castle, Walmer and Deal Castles, Rochester Castle, Amberley, Arundel Castle.

Tour along the South Coast. 2 days & 1 night in Portsmouth
Eastbourne, Brighton, (Royal Pavillion) Chichester, Portsmouth (HMS Victory) New Forest, Poole Harbour, Corfe Castle and railway.

Cathedrals and churches. 3 days and 1 night in Salisbury and 1 night in Bath
Canterbury, Rochester, Chichester, Winchester, Salisbury, Glastonbury, Wells, Laycock Abbey, Bath Abbey, Possible one day walking tour of Bath.

Tours West and North of London


Oxford, The Cotswolds and Shakespeare's country
Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Rousham House, a 2 day tour of the towns and villages of The Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare's houses, Warwick Castle.

Jane Austen's villages and Bath. 3 or 4 days
Basingstoke, (The Vyne) Steventon, Deane, Ashe, the Test Valley, Stockbridge, Bath 2 nights, Walking tour of Bath, Chawton, Winchester, Southampton 1 night. Cathedrals and churches. 3 days Eaton Bray, St. Albans, Peterbrough, Ely, Norwich 1 night, Boston Stump, Lincoln 1 night, York.

Welsh Mountains. 2 days
Forest of Dean, Tretower Castle, Lyswen 2 nights, 1 day tour of the Black Mountains and Breacon Becons.

Stonehenge and Bath. 3 days
Stonehenge, Avebury Ring and Long Barrow, Bath 2 nights, 1 day walking tour of Bath.

Thames Valley tour. 1 day
Cookham, Marlow, Henley, the upper reaches of the Thames, Dorchester, Wallingford, Streatley, Pangbourne, Cavendish, Sonning, Eton, Windsor, Datchet.

Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. 1 day
Hampton Court Palace, lunch in Datchet at Mulligan's fish restaurant, Windsor Castle, tea nearby at the riverside Ashley Court hotel.