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Sunrise at Mudeford, Mudeford, Dorset


a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

Pictures of Allington

in the county of Kent

About Allington

Allington is in an attractive part of Maidstone. It lies in a lovely riverside location and has at its heart a castle originally built in the 11th century. Apart from the castle the village is almost entirely modern with an equally modern church. This is the second church to be built on this spot, it is dedicated to St. Nicholas and contains furnishings once used in St. Lawrence's church which closed in 1969.

Visitors are able to enjoy pleasant riverside walks and see some of the local river wildlife. The castle is now owned by a Carmelite Order, and is used only as a retreat and conference centre.

The North Downs Way is easily accessible from the village, the town of Aylesford lies to the north and to the south is Maidstone, with its historic properties, excellent hotels, shops and museum.

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Aylesford medieval bridge over the River Medway in Kent is overlooked by the parish church.

Aylesford (50 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction NW of Allington)

Aylesford is a large village in Kent, 4 miles NW of the county town of Maidstone. It sits on the river Medway, and has many interesting and historic buildings including the 14th.....

Marle Place Gardens, Brenchley, Kent - TN12 7HS

Brenchley (10 Pictures) in the county of Kent

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction S of Allington)

Brenchley is a beautiful "showpiece" village full of picturesque Tudor cottages, complimented by houses from the Regency and Victorian periods...

Tonbridge Castle

Tonbridge (32 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Kent

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction SW of Allington)

Fine streets show a rich variety of architecture including typical Wealden tile-hung properties, and handsome Georgian and Victorian buildings dominating the river scene...

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Gravesend (270 Pictures) in the county of Kent

(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction NW of Allington)

Attractive old town overlooking the Thames estuary with walkways and picnic sites ideal for watching the busy water traffic, for this stretch of the river is said to be one of the busiest in the world...

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Cranbrook (7 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Kent

(13.6 miles, 21.8 km, direction S of Allington)

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

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Archbishops Palace, Maidstone, Kent.

Archbishops Palace (10 Pictures)

(1.8 miles, 2.8 km, direction SE)

Lying in a gorgeous scenic location beside the River Medway is the ancient Palace belonging to the Archbishop's of Canterbury,.....

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Coldrum Long Barrow (9 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction W)


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Rochester Cathedral (104 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.2 km, direction N)

Rochester Cathedral is awesome in its beauty, matching this is an impressive history stretching back to when the cathedral was.....

Leeds Castle in Kent

Leeds Castle (333 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction SE)

Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, a.....

Charles Dickens Chalet, Rochester, Kent

Charles Dickens Chalet (4 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction N)

Unfortunately due to its fragility, the Dickens Chalet is not open to the public although it can be viewed from outside. The.....

Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle (88 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction N)

The impressive ruins of Rochester Castle at the side of the Medway River make up one of the most spectacular riverside views in.....

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Chatham Historic Dockyard (122 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.7 km, direction N)

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