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Located in the South East of England, Kent is traditionally known as the ‘Garden of England’ thanks to its abundance of hop gardens and orchards.

Bordering Greater London, Surrey and East Sussex, Kent also shares a boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary and even has a nominal border with France halfway through the Channel Tunnel.

Book a holiday cottage in Kent and you will be spoilt for choice for things to do.  Here are some of the best:

Historic castles

Kent’s castles have, over the centuries, seen their share of bloody conflict. Nowadays, they are open to the public to explore their fascinating history and stunning grounds.

Must see places include Leeds Castle, one of the most romantic and historic buildings in the UK; Dover Castle, with its incredible views and also Hever Castle – the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Not forgetting Upnor Castle, Deal Castle and Walmer Castle.


An historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury in Kent is also a modern and vibrant city, with a fantastic selection of fine restaurants and independent retailers.

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells is the only spa town in the South East of England (you can still taste the spring water today) and is renowned for its elegant architecture, especially The Pantiles as well as its array of independent retailers, cafes and restaurants.

White Cliffs of Dover

An iconic Kent image, the White Cliffs of Dover look out over the English Channel and on a clear day, you can even see across to France.

Used for defence in both World Wars, the cliffs have a special place in our national history.

Boating on the River Medway

Visitors to Kent can enjoy its rural landscapes from the peace and tranquillity of its waterways by taking a boating trip along the picturesque Medway.  A favourite of canoeists and anglers, you can cruise the river in a chartered boat or why not hire your own and take life at your pace?


Kent’s glorious 350 miles of coastline means there’s plenty to do for those who love the sea.

Relax on the beaches and enjoy fabulous seafood in the coastal towns of Folkestone, Whitstable and Ramsgate.

Or the more energetic can head down for a spot of surfing, kite-surfing, kayaking or sailing…

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