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  • CRANFORD

    CRANFORD

    Deal

    Step back in time with Chapterhouse this summer and find yourself whisked into the world of small-town life in Victorian England, as Elizabeth Gaskell…more

  • Exploring Margate

    Exploring Margate

    Margate

    This is the final in a series of walks along the Medway and Kent Coast.Margate has been a firm favourite getaway for Londoners for many years and t…more

  • bOing! International Family Festival 2019

    bOing! International Family Festival 2019

    Canterbury

    A magical weekend of performance and creativity for all ages, featuring free outdoor performances as well as ticketed theatre performances, workshops,…more

  • The Kent country Show

    The Kent country Show

    Birchington

    The Show that has something for everybody. From Family Days out with amazing attractions such as the fabulous Jonathan Marshall horse stuntsman from P…more

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Rightly known as the garden of England, Kent often seems like Londons back garden, a green and fertile landscape of farmland, orchards, country estates and world-famous public gardens.

Kent in Britain

It also produces the renowned Kentish Ales from the Kentish hop farms and attracts beer and ale lovers from all over the world. With a variety of beach resorts and cities packed with sites of crucial importance in British history, this is truly a county that has it all.

People have been coming to Kent in droves for hundreds of years, and of all the counties it is perhaps the one with the most history, Kent is the oldest place name in Britain and in Sevenoaks at Knole it has the oldest house.

There are castles in almost every town, from the motte and bailey castle in Tonbridge to the fantastic Leeds Castle and Hever Castle. There are the old well-preserved streets of Rochester, home to Charles Dickens and the stately home of Winston Churchill at Chartwell.

There is the world-famous castle and gardens at Sissinghurst and thousands upon thousands of old oast houses line the country lanes.

Most famous of all is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Canterbury, one of Englands finest cities and one of the best historic sites in the world. Stand where Thomas Beckett was murdered and spend hours walking around the incredible home of the Anglican Church, Canterbury Cathedral.

From the Cathedrals gothic architecture to the ruins of St Augustines Abbey, destroyed in the Dissolution, to St Martins Church, to the impressive Roman Museum, Canterbury has enough to keep you busy for days.

For something a bit more relaxing there is cheeky Margate or the famous pier at Herne Bay, the gorgeous fishing town of Whitstable or the RSPB National Nature Reserve at Romney Marsh. Lastly, of course, there are the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

From seaside strolls to hikes in the North and South Downs and the forests of the Kentish Weald, this truly is Englands garden.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Kent

Fun days out in Kent

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Kent, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Kent

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Kent.

Theme Parks in Kent

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Kent.

Museums in Kent

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Kent

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 23/08/2019 04:44:24

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