One of the most popular multi-destination packages is a Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich combined tour offered by multiple tour agencies that provide a variety of schedules that fit individual preferences. The author selected an early morning departure with a late afternoon return trip with an optional lunch add-on (which was not selected).
The first stop was Leeds Castle with about a two hour walk around time which is more than enough to explore the castle itself and the grounds which boast a large garden area and a moat surrounding the castle. Leeds Castle remains one of the oldest and most intact castles in England with a thousand year history. In the early 20th century, before the castle was converted to a museum/special event venue, it was owned by a wealthy American that turned much of the castle into a living space with more modern trappings and décor which is reflected on the top most floor. The tour of the castle is self-guided with only a map and a few plaques to provide information about each room. A walk through of the castle lasts about an hour or so. The ground hosts a large assortment of things to see or do including a garden, a boat ride around the moat and a recreation area. It is recommend to see the gardens as soon as one exits the castle as they are well maintained and almost worth a visit to the site by itself.