Picture rolling countryside dotted with picturesque villages and towns. Add a coastline fringed with award-winning beaches and dramatic cliffs. It's no wonder Kent is renowned as 'The Garden of England'. This is a county in which to relax or be as active as you please, whether your passion's high-energy water sports or visiting historic wonders. Top of anyone's sightseeing list, Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the White Cliffs of Dover rightly jostle for attention as the county's iconic landmarks. Check out the antiques in Tunbridge Wells, discover the former home of Winston Churchill at Chartwell House, explore the battlements of Leeds Castle, wander through Wendover Woods in the Chiltern Hills, meet the animals of the Port Lympne Wild Animals Park and learn about Kent's rich maritime history at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham.
Rent a self-catering cottage in Kent
If you're looking for a Kent cottage for the family with all
the trimmings of a traditional, fun-filled seaside holiday, you
won't do much better than Herne Bay. Here, you'll find two
miles of fabulous seafront, quirky, colourful beach huts, ice-cream
parlours, fish 'n chips, plus all kinds of entertainment and
Or bring out your artistic side with a stay in Whitstable, a
stone's throw from Canterbury and a coastal hub for artists and
writers, with a large number of creative events, exhibitions, fairs
and concerts on offer most weekends.
What else? Oak-beamed pubs, coastal paths, Canterbury Royal
Museum and Art Gallery, Rochester Cathedral (and Castle!), amazing
Channel views, Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, the sprawling
and enchanting Lower Leas Coastal Park, not forgetting over 180
glorious gardens to suit every taste and mood - don't miss
Lullingstone Castle's unique World Garden, designed as a map of
the world and filled with a profusion of plants.
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