worth a day trip

hi again,
We are planning to arrive in London on a Wednesday morning fairly early and will be leaving on Sunday morning. With that time frame would it be worth taking a day from London to go to the Cliffs of Dover, possibly Leeds Castle and Camelot area?

Posted by Amber
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
100 posts

Hi Kent,
I will admit that was a bit of an unresearched comment. I thought in my searches I think I had read that one tour company goes to a Camelot area that is near Leeds Castle and Cliffs of Dover. Mostly we are interested in the Cliffs and Leeds Castle.

Posted by Kent
Pacific Northwest
6808 posts

Amber: Are you driving or train/bus?Here's the Leeds website, see the directions for reaching it by train or "coach" (aka as bus): Leeds websiteand the separate instructions for reaching by car.If you get on this site: train schedules, you can estimate the travel time. Or viamichelin.com for driving time, to see if you have enough time to do both Leeds and Dover cliffs in one day trip from London.

Posted by Kent
Pacific Northwest
6808 posts

I guess there are "Camelot sites" all over England and probably some out there in Kent (one of my favorite places!) as well. Tintagel in East Cornwall (possible birthplace) and Glastonbury Abbey (there's a grave there with his name on it) south of Bath are two sites often mentioned in connection with the fabulous and stirring legend of King Arthur. If there really wasn't a King Arthur, there should have been, right?

Posted by Kent
Pacific Northwest
6808 posts

Amber: Can you clarify which "Camelot area" you mean? There's more than one theory about where Camelot might have been located, and whether it is legend or fact but we don't need to get into that advanced topic--if you can just tell us which area you have in mind.

Posted by Maryann
near NY, NJ, USA
445 posts

Leeds and the White Cliffs of Dover are doable in a day trip from London. but how are you traveling?

The Camelot sites are in the west of England, completely in the opposite direction and quite far away and you can't do them and the above in one day trip. Well I suppose you COULD but you would do nothing but drive!!!!

I always helps if you look at a map and locate the sites you wish to visit. That will give you some idea of what is possible.

Posted by Maryann
near NY, NJ, USA
445 posts

Leeds and the White Cliffs of Dover are doable in a day trip from London. but how are you traveling?

The Camelot sites are in the west of England, completely in the opposite direction and quite far away and you can't do them and the above in one day trip. Well I suppose you COULD but you would do nothing but drive!!!!

I always helps if you look at a map and locate the sites you wish to visit. That will give you some idea of what is possible.

Posted by Maryann
near NY, NJ, USA
445 posts

Leeds and the White Cliffs of Dover are doable in a day trip from London. but how are you traveling?

The Camelot sites are in the west of England, completely in the opposite direction and quite far away and you can't do them and the above in one day trip. Well I suppose you COULD but you would do nothing but drive!!!!

I always helps if you look at a map and locate the sites you wish to visit. That will give you some idea of what is possible.

Posted by Amber
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
100 posts

Hi again all,
I am thinking we will leave out the Camelot sights and just do the Cliffs and Leeds castle. We would probably try to do this either by taking the train or just going with a tour group. My biggest question is, with our limited time frame in London, are these sights worth taking a day away from London for? Thanks for all your help and advice. I don't know how I could have planned this trip without this website!!

Posted by Ron
southwest, Missouri, U.S.A.
1359 posts

Hello Amber. You said you will be in England (London) three whole days, after the day you arrive at London. Many travelers are not able to do any sightseeing the day they arrive there, after being in an airplane all night. (I would go to a hotel, sleep for two hours). In three whole days, people can be a tourist in London two days, and go on a day trip to Leeds Castle one day. I suggest that people go out of London one day. Of course, two days in London is not enough time to go to all the places that all tourists liked going to in London. If you want to know the places in London that I suggest going to, in two days, send a Private Message to me.