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Historic Kent Castles, Tracks & Vines

Discover the rich history and natural beauty of Kent on an elegant Signature tour. Explore magnificent castles including Leeds Castle, Bodiam Castle and Hever Castle, enjoy heritage railway journeys through picturesque countryside, and indulge in premium wines on a tour and tasting of Wildwood Vineyard. Relax on a luxurious tour showcasing the heritage of this county surrounded by stunning scenery with free time to browse unique shops and charming cafés.

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6 days from £1350



Thursday 12 June 2025

Thursday 18 September 2025



  • Stroll through history at the magnificent Leeds Castle

  • Enjoy a fantastic experience meeting the owls of Leeds Castle

  • Experience a journey through the High Weald countryside on the Spa Valley Railway

  • Indulge in a tour and tasting at the Wildwood Vineyard

  • Journey on the historic Kent & East Sussex Railway through outstanding natural beauty

  • Marvel at the medieval Bodiam Castle on a private guided tour

  • Explore the rich history of Hever Castle

  • Enjoy free time for exploring and shopping in Tunbridge Wells


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 5 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Journey from your home station to Tunbridge Wells and, on arrival, we will make our way to The Spa Hotel, our base for the next five nights. We enjoy free time to explore our new surroundings before meeting for our first evening meal together.



After an early breakfast, we join our private coach which will take us to the stunning Leeds Castle where we will explore the castle on a private guided tour. We will then make our way to the Bird of Prey Centre located in the castle grounds for an amazing experience meeting the owls and learning of the different species and their long association with the castle. Afterwards we enjoy a 2-course lunch in the incredible Castle View Restaurant before having some free time to continue exploring and our private coach will return us to the hotel in time for our evening meal.

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This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to the Spa Valley Railway at Tunbridge Wells West Station where we commence our beautiful journey through the High Weald countryside to Eridge Station. Here we take a short walk to The Wildwood Vineyard, an award-winning vineyard producing beautiful premium wines, and we enjoy a guided tour and tasting before returning to the station and retracing our steps to the hotel for our evening meal together.

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After breakfast this morning, we travel by private coach to Tenterden station, home to the Kent & East Sussex Railway, where we journey to Bodiam passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty and following the unspoilt Rother Valley. On arrival, we take the short 10-minute walk to Bodiam Castle where we enjoy a guided tour of this picturesque, ancient, moated castle and there will be further time to discover the medieval ruins before we make the return journey to Tenterden. We enjoy free time to explore this wonderful station and the local town with its many independent shops before returning to the hotel in time for our evening meal.

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This morning, we visit the glorious Hever Castle & Gardens, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. After a private guided tour, we will enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent castle, learning of its rich and varied history and discovering its award-winning gardens before we return to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax before reconvening for final evening meal together.

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After breakfast, we bid farewell to Tunbridge Wells and make our way to the station for our homeward journeys.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

Set in picturesque grounds, The Spa Hotel has built a reputation for style, sophistication, and relaxation and offers an indoor swimming pool, a gym, an award-winning restaurant, and a contemporary bar. The individually designed bedrooms provide an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.



Fare Region



London: Euston



Greater London



South of England



East Anglia



South West



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North East



North West



South Wales



North Wales







*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.


Join & Leave at Hotel £1,350

Single Room Supplement £285


5 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 lunch

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


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