Places to visit in Kent

This southeast home county has worked hard to earn its nickname 'Garden of England'. Visit Kent for a sensory experience in castle parklands and mazes, pick seasonal fruit at orchards or roam wealds and downs sprinkled with pointy-roofed oast houses and windmills. There is a wealth of things to do in Kent. History lessons come to life in ancient Canterbury where the Romans built walls, Chaucer wrote medieval tales and Marlowe penned Elizabethan plays. Or follow pilgrim steps through silent cloisters at the towering cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lace up your walking shoes for coastal paths through the county towards those iconic White Cliffs steeped in World War II memories.

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Sleep in the treetops on an overnight safari in Kent

Get in touch with your wild side in Kent this spring with a true African experience that the whole family will rave about.

Location: Lympne, Kent

Soak up the sights along Kent’s award-winning sandy beaches

Come and enjoy the laid-back vibe, breathtaking sandy beaches and classic seaside heritage of three of England’s best-loved seaside resorts.

Location: Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, Kent

Discover Charles Dickens’ Broadstairs

Go to the quaint part of Kent that was inspiration to novelist Charles Dickens and drew him to return time and time again.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

Explore Romney Marsh

This patch of pristine wetland near the south east coast covers a whopping 100 square miles and is packed with wildlife – including the curious ‘laughing frogs’.

Location: Romney Marsh, Kent

Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Explore the vibrant city of Canterbury, with its intriguing mix of dramatic history and cosmopolitan culture.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Fall in love with your loved one again…but don’t lose your head

Sneak away to Hever Castle, where one of history’s greatest love affairs blossomed when Henry VIII courted the young Anne Boleyn.

Location: Hever, Kent

Experience medieval England at The Canterbury Tales

Ever wanted to step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of medieval England?

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Buckle up for retro thrills at Margate’s Dreamland

Where else can you clamber aboard stylishly restored, recreated and retro-fitted rides and amusements from the Golden Age of British seaside hols?

Location: Margate, Kent

Solve the mystery of Margate’s Shell Grotto

Explore atmospheric underground passages, marvel at walls covered with millions of shells, can you solve the mystery of the grotto?

Location: Margate, Kent

Take a tour of England's wine country

Sample some of the best wine, cider and juices in the country in Kent.

Location: Tenterden, Kent

Discover Biddenden Vineyards in Kent

Making wine in the Garden of England.

Location: Biddenden, Kent

Get your ‘blues’ fix at Broadstairs Blues Bash

Aint’ nothin’ but the blues - not the winter ones, but the music type in Broadstairs every February for one weekend.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

August events: Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

Join in the fun – play the spoons, sing along with the many bands, shake a clog or head along to the Hobby Horse Club.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

Luxury treehouse adventures in England's safari country

Experience a unique safari experience with a luxurious twist in the heart of the English countryside.

Location: Lympne, Kent

Perfect your photography skills on a course in Canterbury

Get the most out of that new digital camera on a guided photography course in Canterbury.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Visit the tranquil Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst is known to green-fingered enthusiasts the world-over as the epitome of an English country garden.

Location: Sissinghurst, Kent

Learn the ropes at Chatham’s The Historic Dockyard

Immerse yourself in 400 years of discovery at the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail.

Location: Chatham, Kent

Traverse the South Foreland Lighthouse Walk

A stunning coastline walk in Kent from the Deal waterfront to South Foreland Lighthouse.

Location: Deal, Kent

September events: Celebrate the golden age of beer in Kent

The Faversham Hop Festival is a unique family event that commemorates the golden days of hop-picking with two days of live music, dancing, great food and hops, hops, hops!

Location: Faversham, Kent

Enjoy romantic winter strolls in Ramsgate

Enjoy a bracing walk, blow away the cobwebs, and then enjoy a warming drink in front of a roaring fire on a romantic weekend break in Ramsgate.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

Cycle country and coast along the Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable

With 7 miles of almost traffic-free cycling, the Crab and Winkle Way trails between Kent’s historical heart, Canterbury, and Whitstable on the north Kent coast.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

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