Join us on one of our new tours for 2019. Let’s go back to the Kent of the 1950’s, so well portrayed in the popular TV series “Call the Midwife". We'll enjoy a tour of the main settings but there`s much more on this short break. We visit the village used for the older series “Darling Buds of May”, ride on one of England’s best restored railways.
Our hotel is 4 miles from the historic city of Rochester, famous for it's Norman Castle cherished by the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, who lived in the area as a child then returned as a sucessful author. There's so much to see and do. Explore the stunning Rochester Cathedral which is the second oldest in England, or wander through the cobbled streets that are full of traditional shops, cafe's, pubs and restaurants.
Nearby lies Chatham, a diverse maritime destination stretching back more than 400 years and home to The Historic Dockyard which was the birthplace of many famous ships including Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. It is now the most complete dockyard of the age of sail to survive in the world and it has been used to film outdoor scenes in Call the Midwife thanks to its 100 Georgian and Victorian impressive buildings and cobbled lanes which give the feel of 'old' London and what would have existed in Poplar at that time.
Chatham is also home to the Royal School of Military Engineering and provides training of all aspects aswell a base to the Royal Engineers, Army Musicians, Vetinary Technicians, Bomb Disposal Teams and Heavy Plant Operations.
- Excursion to Biddenden Vineyard to enjoy a welcome talk and wine tasting.
- A ride on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
- Entry to Call the Midwife Tour.