Type:Towns & Villages

Elham, Kent, CT4 6TD

Tel: +44 01303 258594



Nestling in the heart of the inspiring Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, the historic village of Elham is truly one of the most picturesque in East Kent.

Elham’s 43 listed buildings illustrate a long history, from the late medieval Church of St. Mary and fine timber-framed houses of Tudor times, to the former coaching inn of the Rose & Crown. And whilst Charles II may not have hidden in the chimney at the Abbots Fireside Hotel, there is plenty of fascinating history to be uncovered on a short walk around the village.

Sited halfway along the meandering valley that bears its name, Elham has become rightfully known as a haven for walking.  The rolling hills and open fields provide a fantastic selection of both circular and linear routes for all abilities.  The well-marked paths wind through unspoilt
villages, ancient woodland, pastures and chalk grassland, allowing stunning views across the valley.

With your walk done for the day, you can also sample fresh local produce from traditional pubs and restaurants, local farm shops, the twice-monthly farmers market, or perhaps visit the nearby Elham Valley Vineyard for Kentish wines. But whatever you decide this is truly a fine place to relax and enjoy an unspoilt corner of Kent.  Free Parking and Public toilets are available within the village.

For more information, visit the official tourism website for Elham.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Elham is conveniently located midway between the M20 and A2. From Folkestone follow A260 North or from Canterbury take the A2/A260 South

Public Transport Directions

By Bus
Elham is served by the No. 17 bus route from Folkestone to Canterbury operated by Stagecoach.
Visit www.stagecoachbus.com for more info.
By Train:
The nearest train station is at Sandling (5.5 miles). Alternatively travel to either Canterbury or Folkestone and pick up the bus.
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more info

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