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Places of interest in Kent

The county is divided into the Heart of Kent, Medway and Maritime Kent and Canterbury and Coastal Kent.  

The Heart of Kent is English countryside at its best.

In fact it has more castles, stately home and gardens open to the public than any other region in Britain. To name but a few, Tonbridge Castle, set in an attractive river setting, stands guard over the town, whilst the world famous Leeds Castle rises from two small islands in a lake amidst parkland which was landscaped by Capability Brown. And for those of you that love gardens, the ruins of a 14th century moated castle form the backdrop for one of England's most romantic gardens of all, Scotney Castle Garden.eys, orchards and vineyards, splendid castles, gardens and many historic houses.

The Heart of Kent countryside surrounds the 5 historic towns of Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Ashford , Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells , so once you have explored the beautiful countryside why not take a trip to town

As Kent's County Town, Maidstone provides the perfect mix of history, arts, culture, shopping and entertainment. Excellent transport links mean that it is easily accessible from London, the Channel Tunnel and the Continent.

Don't miss the historical attractions of Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, with themed collections ranging from Egyptian to Local History, Archaeology and Costume. See the bones of the Iguanodon - Maidstone's oldest resident - and look for fossils under your feet in the Earth Heritage Gallery. Housed in the medieval stables of the Archbishops' Palace, the Tyrwhitt-Drake Carriage Museum offers summer visitors a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages and is one of Kent's hidden gems!

Take a stroll along the Maidstone Millennium River Park, which weaves its way along a tranquil 10km stretch of the River Medway. Or combine a boat trip through the River Park with a visit to the Museum of Kent Life , where a collection of furnished historic buildings tells the story of rural life in Kent.

In the Heart of Kent, the Garden of England, Maidstone is surrounded by picturesque countryside attractions and villages. Highlights include Leeds Castle , the Hop Farm Country Park and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while Yalding Organic Gardens and Iden Croft Herb Gardens are unmissable for gardeners.


Waiting to be discovered are a nostalgic steam railway which takes you from Tenterden to the fairytale castle of Bodiam, and historic National Trust properties such as Smallhythe Place, which is home to a unique collection of theatrical memorabilia and two award winning vineyards.

A museum of Morgan three-wheeled cars, working windmills, a rare breeds centre and a host of beautiful gardens are also on offer. Choose from Godinton House with its formal and wild gardens, Beech Court Gardens with its year-round colour or Great Maytham Hall which was the inspiration for the novel "The Secret Garden".

Framed by a distinctive, historical coastline and nestling amongst quintessential English countryside you'll find one of the Country's greatest cities offering a wonderful blend of heritage, culture and tradition.


A unique and inspirational region, Canterbury and Coastal Kent has something for everyone.

Stretching along the historical coastline is a wonderful mix of traditional seaside resorts such as Ramsgate & Folkestone with their Regency and Victorian elegance. So why not relax on the beach or stroll along the famous White Cliffs at Dover with their spectacular views across the channel - you can even see France on a clear day!

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