Places of Interest
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With its magnificent cathedral, historic buildings and riverside setting, Canterbury is one of the finest sightseeing destinations in the UK.
lies in a glorious setting on two islands surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland. The castle, which is listed in the Domesday Book, has been a Norman stronghold, a Royal residence for six of England’s queens and a palace of Henry VIII and was described by Lord Conway as …’the loveliest castle in the world‘.
White Cliffs Country
covers the towns of Dover, Deal and Sandwich. Dover is home to an impressive castle and interesting museum. Deal is a busy market town which has an intriguing smuggler’s history; under the town is a warren of smugglers’ tunnels and many of the original 19th century buildings remain. Sandwich, one of the ancient Cinque Ports, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the country, with a street plan which has seen little change since the creation of the Domesday Book in 1086.
A delightful Wealden village with historic gardens, churches, castles and steam railways. There is also an excellent vineyard close by.
Howletts and Port Lympne Animal Park
An opportunity to observe endangered animals at close quarters and to stroll around the historic mansion built for Sir Philip Sassoon back in 1915.
The town has been the centre of the nation’s explosives industry for over 400 years and a visit to the Chart Gunpowder Mills, the oldest in the world and completely restored, explains its history. Or take a guided tour around Shepherd Neame Brewery and discover how beer is produced, finishing off with a tasting session.
Although it is a relatively small market town, Ashford has a rich mix of historic buildings, tree lined walkways, beautiful floral displays and plenty of street entertainment to keep even the most discerning visitor happy.
is a delightful town which offers a range of traditional shops, Blue Flag sandy beaches, a mouth-watering array of restaurants and beachside cafés, community theatre, a diverse literary, culinary and musical heritage and scenic cliff-top walks to neighbouring Ramsgate and Margate.
is home to the only ‘Royal’ Harbour in the country and boasts a sparkling marina, award-winning beach and a bustling town centre. The waterfront is scattered with cosy cafés and friendly pubs and the town centre offers a range of high street and individual shops, with markets on Fridays and Saturdays.
has been a seaside resort since the 1730’s and its 700 year old harbour was used extensively by the merchants who plied their trade from London. Today’s Margate provides around 200m of beautiful golden beach, backed by a pleasant promenade lined with shops, cafés and amusements. In the Creative Quarter of the Old Town, an eclectic mix of artists’ studios, galleries, shops, bars and restaurants lend an exciting new cultural edge to the town.