Leeds – Canterbury – Dover England Day Trip

While visiting London, we took a day trip to see Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover England.

Leeds Castle began as a wooden structure in the year 857. In 1119, the castle was rebuilt in stone. In 1519, Henry VIII transformed the castle for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

Just down the road in Kent England, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. Founded in 597, the massive cathedral was completely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174.

Dover England is home to the Dover Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover and the Battle of Britain Memorial. The Memorial site is near “Hellfire Corner”, the area of Dover and Folkestone over which so much of the fighting had taken place in 1940.

Check out the video on our travel experience to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover:

Leeds Castle - Canterbury Cathedral - Dover England


This day trip was well worth it. We had plenty of time at each of the three attractions with a lot of time on our own. Highly recommended if you want to explore some history of southeast England.

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