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Historic Canterbury and Railways of Kent

June - September 2021

5 days from £569pp

Join us on a journey through time on this fabulous rail holiday as we delve deep into the spectacular history of Canterbury with visits to the coastal castle of Walmer and the medieval Leeds Castle, and enjoy scenic rail journeys on the East Kent Railway, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway and the Kent & East Sussex Railway to Bodiam Station. 
  • A scenic return journey on the East Kent Railway Railway
  • A ride on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway  
  • Journey on the Kent & East Sussex Railway to Bodiam Station 
  • An introductory walking tour of Canterbury with a local guide 
  • Free time to enjoy the quirky seaside town of Deal 
  • Entrance to Walmer Castle & Gardens
  • Entrance to beautiful Leeds Castle 
Take a step back in time on this fabulous rail holiday as we delve deep into the spectacular history of Canterbury. From the city’s historic half timbered streets to the coastal castle of Walmer and the medieval Leeds Castle, we will fully immerse ourselves into the past lives of the people who once lived here; from King Henry VIII to the Queen Mother. Intertwined throughout this itinerary will be scenic rail journeys on some of Kent’s most spectacular trains including the Kent & East Sussex Railway and the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway – so what are you waiting for, join us on this journey through time. 

Your Accommodation

The Victoria Hotel

★★★
Overview
The Victoria Hotel is located 15-20 minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Canterbury and is set in quaint gardens. The hotel is family run and staff take pride in making your stay feel like a real home from home experience. The hotel offers traditional home-cooked food and free Wi-Fi.  Guests can enjoy classic British cuisine in the restaurant. The bar offers light meals and snacks, and hearty full English breakfasts are provided each morning. Just a 10-minute walk from Canterbury West Railway Station the Victoria also has free on-site car parking available. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En Suite bathroom with free toiletries
  • Television 
  • Tea & coffee making facilities