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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.

Places to visit 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. Find out more about the towns and villages that make up the Garden of England using our interactive map of Kent.

Top 11 things to do in Kent

Find more things to do in Kent today by using the search box or viewing the map at the bottom of this page.

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. Seasonal events in Kent take place all year round so whatever weekend you're visiting, there's bound to be a fun day out to be had near you.

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 accommodation options for somewhere to stay if you’d like to experience more than a day.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Kent

For more information about Kent, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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  1. Smallhythe Place

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    Historic House / Palace

    Tenterden

    Early 16th Century house owned by early Victorian actress Ellen Terry. Full of theatrical mementoes and personal items. Charming cottage garden and barn theatre. Café is open 11.30 – 4.30 . Many events throughout the year.

  2. Sittingbourne's Steam Railway

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    Railway

    Sittingbourne

    South East England's only preserved narrow-gauge former industrial railway and features the longest narrow-gauge viaduct in the country, museum and other attractions.

  3. Kent Event Centre

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    Event Venue

    Detling, Maidstone

    The Kent Event Centre has been on its current site at Detling since 1964. Originally purchased to host the annual Kent County Show. The Kent Event Centre has grown over the past twenty years with the building of the large John Hendry Pavilion, The…

  4. Sissinghurst

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    Towns & Villages

    Sissinghurst

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

  5. Isle of Sheppey

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    Towns & Villages

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

  6. The Chapel Down Winery

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    Vineyard

    Tenterden

    The best wines in England available in the shop plus excellent local and regional produce. Guided tours during summer, wine tasting and bistro.

  7. Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and Queen's Regiment Museum

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    Museum

    Dover


    The collection traces the history of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment through four and a quarter centuries of service to the Crown.

  8. Ramsgate Main Sands

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    Beach

    Ramsgate

    Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only Royal Harbour and Marina in the country.

  9. Sissinghurst Castle Garden

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    Garden

    Cranbrook

    Famous, stunning gardens set in the remains of a large Elizabethan house amidst the unspoilt Weald countryside.

  10. Dumpton Gap

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    Dumpton Gap offers one of the best low tide walking routes to Ramsgate during low tide.

  11. White Cliffs of Dover

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    Viewpoint

    Dover

    Images and information about the White Cliffs of Dover, one of Britain's most iconic and spectacular natural features. Walks, views and points of interest.

  12. Hever Castle and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Edenbridge

    Romantic 13th century moated castle, once Anne Boleyn's childhood home. Magnificently furnished interiors, spectacular award winning gardens.

  13. Tonbridge Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Tonbridge

    Open all year, Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun/BH 10.30am-4pm. Closed Christmas & New Year. Last tour one hour before closing time. Grounds open daily, free of charge, 8am-dusk. Adults £5.00, concessions £3.00, Family £13.50.

  14. Elham

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    Elham

    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…

  15. The Brook Theatre

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    Theatre

    Chatham

    Formerly Chatham Town Hall, The Brook Theatre is a hive of entertainment, activity and learning.

  16. Scotney Castle

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    Garden

    Lamberhurst

    Not one but two houses! Victorian country house and ruined 14th century moated castle set in one of England's most romantic 'picturesque' style gardens.

  17. Belmont House and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Faversham

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801. Harris clock collection, mementos of connections with India. Gardens and pinetum.

  18. Fan Bay Deep Shelter

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    Walking Tour

    Dover

    Take a journey into the past on a guided tour of Fan Bay Deep Shelter in the White Cliffs of Dover. 

  19. Pegwell Bay

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    Coastal

    Ramsgate

    This is an ideal bay for exploring, with a large stretch of sea cliffs and is an area of great geological interest.

  20. Ashford

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    Towns & Villages

    Ashford is a town in Kent boasting a lively cosmopolitan centre and world-class shopping with plenty of places to visit and things to do nearby

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