Great Lives: Dickens, Darwin and Churchill

Their homes, their writings and their legacy

Journey on this two centred tour with three of England’s great thinkers, Dickens, Darwin and Churchill –  geniuses whose creative minds give them a unique place in our consciousness.   Stand where they wrote, spoke and created some of the most famous stories in England’s history.

Discover Victorian Rochester the inspiration for many of Charles Dickens famous novels.  Visit Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s family home and discover not only am extraordinary political career, but also a lifelong passion for art and writing.  Stand in the study where Charles Darwin wrote ‘On the Origin of Species’.

In Cambridge, follow in Darwin’s footsteps, visiting the College he attended, seeing some of the plant and animal specimens he collected on HMS Beagle and viewing his correspondence housed at the University Library, culminating with a dinner in Christ’s College.

Key Features

  • Explore the big skies of the historic Kent landscape, which inspired classic Dickens works and the artist J.M.W. Turner.
  • Visit Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s family home, enjoy a private tour of his house, garden and remarkable art studio.
  • Tour Cambridge, historic city and world class university, with punting on the river Cam and dinner at Darwin’s college. Experience unrivalled access to Darwin’s letters, and some of the 2500 specimens that he sent back from HMS Beagle.


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Jim Dixon, Founder and Director at UK Countryside Tours

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