Friday, 21 June 2013

Tours from London – Tour of Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

Though London is a charismatic city, you might be keen to spice up your visit to London by exploring the charm and tranquility of the English countryside. One of the most captivating visits to the countryside is a tour to the south, including the historic sites of Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. En route to this one day countryside expedition is the Royal observatory and the Prime Meridian, which sets the world’s time. This tour offers an exquisite fusion of castles, cathedrals and the picturesque English countryside.

Indeed, Leeds castle is one of the top tourist attractions in England that is frequented by multitudes of visitors every day. A tour of this calibre generally commences from London, driving though Greenwich and making a first stop at Leeds Castle. At this juncture, you have the opportunity to enjoy this stunning castle, which is set on a gleaming lake, further enhancing the charm of the castle. The castle dates as far back as 1119, and its restful environment in 500 acres of parkland and gardens, gives it an exceptional character of a peaceful haven. In the castle, you can view the formidable collection of medieval furniture, tapestries and Impressionist art. The castle’s legendary maze would borrow your imagination for a while, as you contemplate its complexity.

After an exploration of the castle, the next visit would be Canterbury Cathedral, a magnificent and solemn sanctuary. The cathedral was constructed in the 11th century, and is linked to numerous great figures. The cathedral boasts a unique Gothic style architecture, providing an imperishable attestation of the special venue as the birthplace of Christianity in England.

The last face of the tour comprises a visit through Kent countryside, popularly considered the Garden of England, with its characteristic quaint villages and charming landscape, stretching right through to the coast of Denver. Here, the spectacular White cliff welcomes you with its awe. Of imposing presence above the English Channel is the Dover Castle.

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