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We have selected these sites as they complement each other and are geographically suited creating a balanced tour. You can either just visit Sissinghurst Gardens or go on a Sissinghurst Gardens Plus tour where you visit Sissinghurst Gardens plus one other site. 

Sites that combine well with Sissinghurst Gardens

Winston Churchill'sbeloved country home at Chartwell
Chartwell

Overlooking the Kentish Weald, Chartwell is the beloved country home of Sir Winston Churchill. There are stunning views and you will soon appreciate why he said, "A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted".  See how the great man lived and enjoy a variety of exhibits about his life including some of the gifts he was showered with after World War II and some of his paintings.

 

A Sissinghurst & Chartwell  tour costs  £645 taking 9 hours. 

A charming waterway in the Roman City of Canterbury
Canterbury

This charming historic Roman city was the birthplace of Christianity in the UK. The Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the world wide Anglican faith. It is a soaring mix of Norman and Gothic architecture with a unique Huguenot chapel. Hear how the murder and martyrdom of  St Thomas Becket in 1170 created a world wide pilgrimage site.

A Sissinghurst & Canterbury  tour costs  £645 taking 9 hours.

Leeds Castle on the Lake
Leeds Castle

Walk through pleasant gardens to the fortified gates of this castle, which was built in the 800s and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Explore the fortifications and see how the Tudors influenced the design of the castle. It was home to six of England's medieval queens. Admire how it was transformed into a modern home after falling into disrepair, in the 1900s. 

A Sissinghurst & Leeds  tour costs  £645 taking 9 hours.

Hever Castle - home of King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn
Hever Castle

Originally built in the 1200s it is a moated castle with beautiful Italian gardens and a man-made lake. It was the home of the Boleyn family and you will see where Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn. Hear how it played an important part in history and see its hidden chapel. Enjoy the lovingly restored rooms that turned it into a comfortable country home in the 1900s. 

A Sissinghurst  and Hever  tour costs  £645 taking 9 hours.

Wonderful gardens at Sissinghurst Castle
Sissinghurst Gardens

Vita Sackville-West and Howard Nicholson created the stunning gardens that surround this Tudor house. Walk through their pione-ering design and planting of a variety of “garden rooms”, connecting the home and outdoors. If you can, visit in summer to fully appreciate them. Sissinghurst was a prison for 3000 French sailors so it has an intriguing history. 

A Sissinghurst Gardens only  tour costs  £505 taking 6 hours.