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A county in England

About the county of Kent

In the South-East corner of England lies the County of Kent an amazingly beautiful area steeped in fascinating history, inviting cities, interesting towns, pretty villages and picturesque countryside. Kent boasts over 50 museums including, 'Sevenoaks Museum', which first opened in 1920 and 'Ramsgate Museum', located in a 1904 neo-Georgian Adam-style building designed by S D Adshead. There are also several stately homes, Castles, beautiful parks and gardens to explore. Notable attractions include, 'Canterbury Cathedral' situated in the city of Canterbury, the worlds largest collection of oast houses
at The Hop Farm Country Park and the medieval 'Leeds Castle' built on two small islands in a lake set in 500 acres of parkland and gardens.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Kent

Birchington

Birchington (11 Pictures)

Situated in what is known as 'The Garden of England' on the north Kent coast along which there is a ribbon of lively towns, lovely sands and an azure blue sea...

Cranbrook Mill built in 1814 (Tallest smock mill in England) Cranbrook, Kent

Cranbrook (7 Pictures)

Cranbrook is an old rural town of numerous streets and alleys, all still true to their medieval layout...

A village phone box

Upchurch (13 Pictures)

This is an historic, interesting village which was once home to Edmund Drake, father of Sir Francis, who became vicar of the local church in 1560...

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Recommended attractions in Kent

Charles Dickens; Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent, from where he penned most of his works.

Bleak House (6 Pictures)

Bleak House, named after the novel is where Charles Dickens lived while he was writing David Copperfield and other of his works......

The Gazebo at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Sissinghurst Castle Garden (149 Pictures)

It is entirely fitting that one of the loveliest gardens in the land can be found in a county renowned for its beauty and.....

Castle wall and Castle

Tonbridge Castle (16 Pictures)

A fire in 1088 destroyed the first castle at Tonbridge, and the evocative remains we see today are of a later castle which was.....

Upnor Castle

Upnor Castle (42 Pictures)

The romantic ruins of this fabled centuries old fortress occupies one of the most delightful sites in England. The castle was.....

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