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Medieval

Windsor Castle is one of the world’s most famous and historically rich castles. As a royal residence synonymous with the British Royal Family, it is also a popular tourist attraction. Millions of people visit yearly to see its stunning architecture and rich history.  You can spend hours exploring the castle grounds, which include beautiful gardens,...
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Nowhere else on Earth is quite so associated with castles as the United Kingdom. Across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, enormous fortifications rise from the land. Sometimes the castles are grand and stately, conjuring romantic notions; at other times, they carry a sinister air that offers a sense of just how precarious life could be...
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Arundel castle on a sunny day
First established as a motte-and-bailey castle in the 11th century, Arundel Castle survived England’s tumultuous Middle Ages and was besieged during the Anarchy and, subsequently, the English Civil War. Remodelled and restored during the 19th and 20th centuries, Arundel Castle & Gardens today constitutes one of the great historical sites in South East England.  Join...
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A view of Hever Castle in summer
As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, there’s no better time to explore the rich tapestry of history that South East England has to offer. This vibrant region, steeped in heritage, has a wealth of attractions and events that will transport you back in time, offering unique insights into the lives of...
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Join John England Tours as we explore the dramatic history of Hampton Court Palace, one of England's most extraordinary royal palaces. Read more!
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Experience over a thousand years of British history at Dover Castle, Kent – the castle of castles.
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Located a mere five miles from each other, Sir Winston Churchill’s former home at Chartwell and Hever Castle, (once owned by the Boleyn family), represent two of the most important historical sites in all of England.
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Over the course of one day, you will get to experience one of England’s most iconic castles and the spiritual centre of England, Canterbury.
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Across these two magnificent sites, you will dive into medieval and Tudor history, discovering the true stories that inspired popular works of drama and literature, such as the BBC’s The Boleyns and Hilary Mantel’s immensely popular books that form the Wolf Hall trilogy
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