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Days Out in Kent: The Garden of England

Kent is a haven of breathtaking English landscape, hence the name ‘The Garden of England.’ From mysterious marshland to the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, from sleepy villages and bustling seaside resorts to historic castles and towering cathedrals, there’s no shortage of things to do in Kent.

Visitors regularly take short breaks in Kent to wallow in the famous towns like Canterbury and Rochester and to explore the green rolling hills, wooded valleys and far-reaching landscapes. Whether on foot, bicycle, road or horseback, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a summer picnic spot or a crisp autumn stroll.

Kent's coastline is a beautiful place to visit all year round and the area of Thanet comprising Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs regularly boasts the most blue flag beaches in the UK.

Things to do in Kent this weekend

Many of Kent's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Maidstone, Folkestone, Asford, and Dover are all open for business despite Operation Stack and the intermittent closure of parts of the M20. Leeds Castle and Hever Castle not only provide a fascinating insight to history and heritage, but provide a calendar of topical events and activities for all the family.

The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is a fun way to explore the south of Kent while animal lovers won't want to miss Canterbury's Howletts Wild Animal Park or Ashford's Port Lympe Reserve featuring rare species and family favourites such as big cats, gorillas, giraffes and elephants.

Use the search box on the left of this page to find more events and attractions in Kent.

Those who prefer their meals brought to them are always keen to try out a great country pub, where one of Kent’s most famous assets, the local wine, can be sampled. For a more active way to unwind Kent’s blue flag beaches offer ample opportunities to take part in the water sports, and for those who are looking to dive deeper into Kent, there are plenty of options for somewhere to stay if you’d like to experience more than a day: 

For more information about Kent, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on towns and villages within the county.

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Faversham

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Discover Faversham, located in the heart of the Garden of England. Take a stroll down the medieval Abbey Street and browse in a range of independent...

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  1. Add Faversham to your Itinerary

    Faversham

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    Faversham

    Discover Faversham, located in the heart of the Garden of England. Take a stroll down medieval Abbey Street and browse in the range of independent shops in the town centre, crowned by the distinctive Guildhall in the historic Market Place.
    Dating back to pre-Roman times, Faversham is mentioned in...

  2. Add Dover to your Itinerary

    Dover

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    Market Square, Dover

    The White Cliffs of Dover are one of Britain's most iconic landmarks, and the star of countless UK and Hollywood movies. Stunning as they are, there's plenty more to discover in the vibrant, historic seaside town of Dover.

  3. Add St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe & St. Margaret’s Bay to your Itinerary

    St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe & St. Margaret’s Bay

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    St Margarets At Cliffe

    Basking in the first light of the day, this isolated 'island' in the midst of the White Cliffs has at its heart the lovely seaside village of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe and secluded cove at St. Margaret's Bay.

  4. Add Sissinghurst to your Itinerary

    Sissinghurst

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    Sissinghurst

    Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent and was originally called Milkhouse Street before changing it's name in the 1850s.

  5. Add Canterbury to your Itinerary

    Canterbury

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    A World Heritage Site, Canterbury's famous Cathedral and ancient churches make it one of the most historic and stunning locations in South East England.

  6. Add Isle of Sheppey to your Itinerary

    Isle of Sheppey

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    The towns and villages scattered throughout the Isle of Sheppey shelter centuries of rich maritime and aviation histories.

  7. Add Maidstone to your Itinerary

    Maidstone

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    Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has a long and interesting past with a history which has shaped the way we live in England today.

  8. Add Medway Towns to your Itinerary

    Medway Towns

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    Named after the River Medway, the area is made up of five towns - Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Rainham and Strood - and is only 35 minutes by train from London.

  9. Add Herne Bay to your Itinerary

    Herne Bay

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    Herne Bay

    The resort of Herne Bay is a popular destination for water sports, wind surfing, sailing, zapcats racing and jet skiing but is still suitable for sandcastles, swimming and excellent fishing too.

  10. Add Sandwich to your Itinerary

    Sandwich

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    Sandwich

    Sandwich, one of the original Cinque Ports, can lay claim to being one of the most historic towns in the country.