4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast;
Free time in Cambridge & Chatham Docks; ‘Call the Midwife’ tour;
Entry to Knole House & Groomsbridge Place
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – After local pickups we call into Cambridge, where “The Theory of Everything” a film based on the life of world famous Stephen Hawking was filmed.
Day 2 – After breakfast we head to the National Trust Knole House, nestled in a medieval deer-park although you may already recognise the building as ‘Tudor London’ in “The Other Boleyn Girl”. Knole is vast, complex and full of hidden treasures; originally an Archbishop’s palace you are free to explore its 600 years of history including the large collection of furniture and paintings.
Day 3 – After a leisurely breakfast we visit Groomsbridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest, this was the beautiful stage for the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic story ‘Pride and Prejudice’. The 17th-century moated manor was chosen to be Longbourn, the Bennet’s family home, because “This house has immense charm and is untouched by redevelopment.” Discover for yourself the beautiful award-winning gardens where scenes were shot around the lake and find the exhibition, which displays photographs of Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Mr Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) in action.
Day 4 – Today we visit Chatham Docks, where a Midwife greets us on the Second World War Destroyer HMS CAVALIER to begin our “Call the Midwife Tour.” The midwife will take you on a guided tour of the various film locations used in the hit BBC Drama. The Historic Dockyards authentic cobbled streets, industrial buildings and fine Georgian and Victorian architecture have provided the backdrop for an array of period films since the 1980s after your guided tour follow the special film train to some of the most frequently used sites and see if you can spot where the 2013 movie adaptation of Les Miserables starring Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe was also filmed here at Chatham Dockyard.
Day 5 – After a leisurely break and feeling like a film star we begin our journey home.