If you're looking for a short escape with beautiful beaches, stunning castles, exciting culture and delicious food and drink, then you've come to the right place.
They’ve got some of the best beaches in Europe - voted by Lonely Planet - as well as art galleries, elegant stately homes, romantic getaways, fun-filled family attractions, and more than 4,000 of exhilarating foot and cycle trails.
They are less than an hour from London by train and with super-fast links to Europe, so it's easy to escape the rat race and see what Kent has to offer on your next adventure.
Welcome to Kent
For over 900 years, Leeds Castle has stood in its proud position just outside of Maidstone in Kent. Surrounded by its moat, and 500 acres of parkland and gardens, the castle is affectionately known as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’, offering a fantastic day out, complete with a variety of accommodation offers for an overnight stay.
Battle of Britain Memorial
Perched atop the iconic White Cliffs between Folkestone and Dover lies the Battle of Britain Memorial. The site is a monument to those who took part in Nazi Germany’s infamous air campaign in preparation for an invasion of Britain.
Canterbury Cathedral & World Heritage Site
The seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and The Mother Church of the Anglican community, Canterbury Cathedral has a history of over 1400 years, right back to 597 AD when Pope Gregory the Great sent a monk, St Augustine, to establish the seat.
Dover Castle & Secret Wartime Castle
Dover Castle is one of England’s most famous sights. Along with the White Cliffs, visitors from across the Channel are greeted by the dominating structure of the castle, which has had fortifications since the Iron Ages.
The White Cliffs of Dover
One of England’s most iconic natural wonders – the White Cliffs of Dover are where England began and begins. Being the closest place to mainland Europe in the United Kingdom, the cliffs have seen many historic moments of the country in the past.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
The Historic Dockyard Chatham gives visitors the chance to delve right into the heart of Chatham’s legendary ship building and hark back to the ‘Age of Sail’. Once home to many of the mighty ships that sailed the world’s oceans, the Dockyard built and maintained hundreds of vessels for the Royal Navy.
Hever Castle & Gardens
Famously known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s ill-fated second wife, Hever Castle is a thirteenth century castle near Edenbridge in West Kent. The medieval defensive castle dates back more than 700 years to 1270, with the recognisable features of the Tudor interior being added in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Jewish Canterbury Connections Tour
On this tour you will walk in the steps of the Jews coming with the Normans at the end of the 11th Century to Canterbury. Subject only to the king, the Norman Castle would be a regular place the medieval Jewish community of Canterbury would have dealings, in good or in bad times.
Fashionable Folkstone under Fire Tour
This is a leisurely guided walk through Folkestone. Folkestone is a seaside resort made fashionable by the Victorians, which found itself at the forefront of two of the worst conflicts in the history of mankind. In both world wars it played a very important role. Our Folkestone walk is a story about despair and courage, about parting and reuniting, about bombardments and shelling, about loss and survival.
Quaint and Quirky Medieval Town in Kent
A timewalk through cobbled streets and alleyways from Roman times, following the port of Sandwich, a once international gateway through its Medieval hay-day as “Cinque Port” defender of the realm, learning of sea-battles, pilgrims, and ‘Strangers’ Discovering what is in a name! Hear of Royal visits, mayhem and mischief and meet some intriguing characters, and some goats that danced (!) along the way to becoming the quaint and quirky (inland) market town we are today.