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Things To Do in Kent

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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. Eastgate House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Rochester

    Situated in the heart of historic Rochester, Eastgate House featured in the work of Charles Dickens.

  2. Emmetts Garden

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    Garden

    Sevenoaks

    This peaceful garden, at one of the highest spots in Kent, is noted for its rare trees and shrubs.  Emmetts offers beautiful colour throughout the seasons as well as spectacular views.  18 acres of grounds and woodland to visit.
    For the latest...

  3. Spa Valley Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    3½ miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside.

  4. Colonel Stephens Railway

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    Museum

    Tenterden


    The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum
     
    Recording the Career of Holman Fred Stephens, Light RailwayPromoter,
    Engineer and Manager, His Family, His Railways and His Successors.
     
    ''A Quart of a Museum in a Pint pot'' - Old Glory Magazine
     

  5. Kingsgate Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    Some of the best examples of sea caves in the country can be found here.

  6. Theatre Royal Margate

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    Theatre

    Margate

    The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most haunted theatre. Opened originally in 1787, heir to over 200 years of tradition and holding slightly under five hundred patrons.

  7. Secret Cold War Bunker

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    Historic Site

    Gravesend

    Refurbished and re-equipped 1950s' underground command post for Gravesend's rescue services in the event of nuclear attack. Domestic fallout room, radiation monitoring post.

  8. Chiddingstone Village

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    Historic Site

    Edenbridge


    One of the most beautiful and oldest villages in Kent

    One of the prettiest villages in Kent, and perhaps England, Chiddingstone is a beautiful example of a Tudor one-street village.

    It's very typical of the Kent style, with half-timbered...

  9. St Margaret's Museum

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    Museum

    Dover

    The museum features changing displays on local history including Ian Fleming and Noel Coward. Access is via the Tea Room.

  10. Stone Bay

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    Beach

    Broadstairs

    A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling.

  11. 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

  12. St James' Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Rochester

    St James' Church dates from the late 13th century. No evidence of an earlier building survives. It seems likely that the de Cobham family, who held the manor from 1241, were instrumental in its construction.

  13. Owletts - National Trust

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    Historic House / Palace

    Cobham

    Owletts is a small red-brick Charles II house with an interesting garden.

  14. 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.

  15. Margate Museum

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    Museum

    Margate

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum who work with Thanet District Council to open Margate Museum on a regular basis.

  16. Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

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    Museum

    Maidstone

    Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery is an exceptional regional museum housed in the gorgeous Chillington Manor, an Elizabethan manor house.

  17. Gillingham

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    Towns & Villages

    Gillingham

    Gillingham is an important retail centre serving the local community. It has a twice weekly market which is ideal for the bargain hunters to wander around.

  18. Folkestone

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    Towns & Villages

    From the historic port of Folkestone to the birdlife at Romney Marsh, there's plenty to discover in this lush and fertile area of Kent.

  19. Romney Marsh

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    Towns & Villages

    New Romney

    "The fifth quarter of the world” Romney Marsh is a truly unique area of special landscape with a long and colourful history and heritage

  20. One Tree Hill

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    Natural Feature

    Sevenoaks


    Protected for over 100 years, a beautiful slice of Kent countryside

    Dr and Mrs Jamieson Hurry purchased One Tree Hill in 1911, in order to protect the area under the 1907 National Trust Act. It was purchased in memory of Mrs Jamieson Hurry's...

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