Exploring the Garden of England: Things to Do in Kent

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From dramatic coastal landscapes to sleepy villages, there is certainly plenty to see on a trip to Kent – otherwise known as the Garden of England. Whether you prefer to spend your time in the city, the countryside or a combination of the two, there are more than enough options for places that you could visit.

If you are looking for a bit of inspiration of where to go, you have certainly come to the right place. You could base yourself in the Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel, before heading out to explore some of the top attractions. Here is a list of just some of them.


The centrepiece of Canterbury is without a doubt its stunning cathedral. Packed with history that dates back hundreds of years, it is one of England’s most marvellous structures. But beyond this beautiful religious site, there is plenty more to discover. The city centre is compact and easy to stroll around, while you can also take a tour on the River Stour for a totally different perspective of the place.


Still an important link between the UK and the rest of Europe, the city is best-known for its iconic white cliffs. If you would like to take a pleasant walk along them, you could head over to the town of Kingsdown which is only a few miles away. Dover Castle, which was build in the 12th century to defend the country from the threat of France, is a fascinating historical structure which is well worth a visit.


Rochester is another part of the English country which has a rich historical heritage. The great authors Charles Dickens grew up in this part of the world, and also moved back here in his old age. There is a 12th century castle with walls and towers which remain almost complete despitw how old they are. And there is also the second oldest cathedral in the entire country – second only to the aforementioned Canterbury cathedral.


So far, we have only talked about the cities in Kent, but if you are looking for a stunning coastal setting, look no further than Whitstable. In many ways, this is a classic English seaside town, but it has not suffered the levels of decay which has unfortunately blighted some of the other popular ones. There are plenty of quirky shops and classic pubs to keep you entertained during your time here.

Leeds Castle

With nearly nine centuries of history behind it, Leeds Castle is one of the most fascinating historical attractions in the whole country. As well as the castle itself, there is a huge garden maze, a moat, and regular events that celebrate the medieval heritage of the castle

Kent is certainly one of the most intriguing counties in the whole of the UK, and these five attractions represent just some of the ways that you can spend your time in this fascinating and engrossing part of the world.


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