East England – Leeds, Dover & Canterbury

Excited about Dover!

Excited about Dover!

On Saturday, one of Ben’s friends and a member of what I fondly* refer to as “The Boy Band,” a predominately male group of Ben’s friends from INSEAD, organized the Band plus their number one groupie** to go on an all day east England bus tour. While I’m often skeptical regarding large organized tours, I must admit, it was an efficient and pleasant way to see multiple sites in a day, especially those that I probably wouldn’t venture to spend a full day at on their own. The East England Tour was purchased through Amazon Local for half price and ran by Premium Tours. Included in the tour was transportation, a private viewing of Leeds Castle, entrance into Canterbury Cathedral, brief visit to Greenwich and a river cruise along the Thames.

*Ben does not fondly accept the title.
**Me!

Arriving at Leeds Castle

Arriving at Leeds Castle

Imagine our excitement when arriving at our first destination, Leeds Castle, to discovery a Medieval Festival! Complete with men in tights, a jousting field, exciting props and BBQ. My highlights being the first and the latter.

Tights and target practice

Tights and target practice

Food stalls at the Medieval Festival

Food stalls at the Medieval Festival

Wild boar burger

Wild boar burger from Oscar’s Kitchen BBQ

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Following Leeds we made a quick stop in Dover to visit the White Cliffs from a beachy distance (see top photo). Not nearly exciting nor beautiful as the following two days. Then we were on our way to Canterbury, where following a visit to the cathedral we wandered around the town for a couple hours before heading to Greenwich.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

I don't they know who the statue is either

I don’t think they know who the statue is either

Inside Canterbury Cathedral

Inside Canterbury Cathedral

Selfie pole

Fun fact: selfie poles, as this one spotted in Canterbury, are one of the top sellers at Dixon’s Travel airport technology retailer

Canterbury Cathedral Courtyard

Canterbury Cathedral Courtyard

Pointing out 'Beany' Art Museum

Pointing out ‘Beany’ Art Museum

River Stour running through Canterbury

River Stour running through Canterbury

Rainbow from Thames River boat cruise

Double Rainbow from Thames River boat cruise

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