• American Women in the UK Tour

    American Women in the UK Tour

    Celebrate some of the famous American women who made the UK their home.

  • American Women in the UK Tour

    American Women in the UK Tour

    Celebrate some of the famous American women who made the UK their home.

  • American Women in the UK Tour

    American Women in the UK Tour

    Celebrate some of the famous American women who made the UK their home.

American Women in the UK

This tour celebrates some of the most famous American women who made the UK their home - and includes famous aristocrats, politicians, the sister of a US President and the woman Edward VIII gave up his throne for. Visit their homes and learn about their lives.

Highlights

  • Visit Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle and Frogmore House - royal residences associated with HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Also her village in the Cotswolds.
  • Retrace the steps of Wallis Simpson, the other famous American who married into the Royal Family - visit her London haunts and homes and the Royal Burial Ground in Frogmore where Wallis and her husband the Duke of Windsor are buried.
  • Enjoy an afternoon tea at The Ritz, where many of these women stayed or dined, incuding Wallis Simpson and Lady Catherine Wendell, 6th Countess of Carnarvon.
  • Private tour of Highclere Castle, the home of the Carnarvon family. Learn about the life of Catherine Wendell during her time at the Castle. Visit the places in London linked to her.
  • Magnificent Leeds Castle, which Lady Baillie restored.
  • Discover the famous Astor family, incliuding Nancy Astor, known as the first woman to sit in parliament. See the location of her London home and beautiful Cliveden House, where she lived and where Meghan Markle spent the night before her wedding to Prince Harry.
  • Winston Churchill's mother, Lady Jennie Randolph Churchill, was an American-born British socialite - visit Blenheim Palace, where she gave birth to Winston, the churchyard where she is buried and The Globe Theatre which ran plays written by Jennie.
  • JFK's sister, Kathleen Cavendish (Kick Kennedy) lived in the UK when her father, Joseph Kennedy, was the US Ambassador. Later on, she married the heir to Chatsworth and became part of the British aristocracy.
Highclere Castle

Photo credits:

Slideshow: Cliveden House; Leeds Castle; Bleinheim Palace.

Photos to the right of the tour: Highclere Castle; Bleinheim Palace.

  • Over the years we have welcomed many groups from Tours International. The company is well organised and efficient and it is a pleasure to work in partnership.

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