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Canterbury (356 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Kent (6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction S)

Canterbury is an exquisite joyous place, it is submerged in history and is considered to be the birthplace of English Christianity. It glows with an abundance of charm, mostly.....

Birchington

Birchington (11 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction E)

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...

VIEW ACROSS THE PARK AREA TO THE AMUSEMENTS

Leysdown-on-Sea (4 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (9.0 miles, 14.6 km, direction W)

This is a busy Kentish coastal holiday resort which has sandy beaches and safe shallow waters, thus the beach is ideal for sunbathing and to swim from...

The Ratling Pub. Taken 2005. Aylesham. Kent.

Aylesham (25 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction S)

The village preserves its history, it has several noted buildings from when it was built and a strong community spirit still prevails. Of interest is the beautiful sculpture dedicated to the men who lived in Aylesham and spent their lives working in the mines...

A picture of Faversham

Faversham (81 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Kent (10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction SW)

There is record of settlements in the area in pre-historic times, it is known that the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons both established villages...

Chilham walk crossing the River Stour (1)

Chilham (43 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent (11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction SW)

A wonderful historic village set in the beautiful Kent Downs, above the valley of the River Stour. The village's medieval square gives a real sense of history, with its stunning timber-framed buildings, ancient church and fantastic medieval castle...

Margate in the evening light. Kent. April 2006

Margate (55 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction E)

Traditional seaside resort which is famous for the invention of the covered bathing machine...

The final remains of Snowdown Colliery, Kent

Snowdown (5 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction S)

Snowdown was famous for its colliery, it was one of only four collieries in Kent. It opened between 1907 and 1912, with a new town being built at Aylesham to provide home for workers who came largely from the north-east of England and from Wales...

St. Nicholas (12th -c.); Barfreston, Kent

Barfrestone (28 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (12.6 miles, 20.2 km, direction SE)

Apart from the church, the village of Barfrestone reveals leafy lanes studded with enchanting cottages...

Going home

Ramsgate (56 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (13.0 miles, 21.0 km, direction E)

Ramsgate's harbour is constantly busy, this is known as a "Royal" harbour, made so by the landing here of King George IV in 1822...

Broadstairs Beach, 2013, just before a brief rain-storm.

Broadstairs (78 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction E)

At almost every corner of this popular resort are reminders of the towns association with the famous novelist, Charles Dickens...

Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club, Sheerness

Sheerness (29 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction W)

This is the port to which Nelson's body was brought home following his untimely death after his glorious victory at the Battle of Trafalgar...

Captain Mannering public house

Shoeburyness (9 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (17.9 miles, 28.7 km, direction NW)

Shoeburyness lies to the eastern end of Southend beyond Thorpe Bay...

Dover Castle, Kent

Dover (198 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (18.9 miles, 30.4 km, direction SE)

The white cliffs of Dover, the view that has stirred the hearts of English travellers for centuries...

Tide's out! St Margaret's Bay

St Margaret's at Cliffe (74 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (18.9 miles, 30.4 km, direction SE)

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An Upchurch walk

Upchurch (15 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (20.7 miles, 33.3 km, direction W)

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...

The High Street

Hythe (42 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (21.0 miles, 33.7 km, direction S)

This delightful seaside resort is one of the five original Cinque Ports, it can trace its noble history all the way back to AD732 when it was granted a charter by the Saxon King Ethelred...

Southend-on-Sea Logo

Southend-on-Sea (123 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Essex (21.3 miles, 34.3 km, direction NW)

Southend-on-Sea is mostly known for its long pier and large amusement park - Adventure Island, which has rides to suit all tastes and all ages...

A walk on the beach

Westcliff-on-Sea (12 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (21.6 miles, 34.8 km, direction NW)

The coast along this stretch of Essex beaches may be somewhat urbanised, but it remains full of surprises with reminders of the times when smugglers would stealthily enter the creeks between the mudflats to distribute their illicit cargoes at local inns...

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Burnham-on-Crouch (58 Pictures)

in the county of Essex (22.1 miles, 35.6 km, direction NW)

Burnham-on-Crouch, a small town on the north bank of the River Crouch as it winds its way towards Foulness Point and the North Sea...

Recommended attractions near Herne Bay

A picture of Reculver Towers & Roman Fort

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort (12 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction E)

Standing sheer on a dramatic headland the twin towered west front of the 12th-century Church of St. Mary at Reculver is the.....

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral (170 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction S)

This magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. It was the scene of Thomas a' Becket's murder.....

Sir John Boy's House (kings Gallery) Circa 1647

Sir John Boy's House (5 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction S)

The Crooked House of Canterbury, otherwise known as Sir John Boys house, is an eye-catching feature of Palace Street, and is.....

Canterbury Royal Museum. Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery (2 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction S)

The Canterbury Royal Museum is housed in a magnificent Victorian building of russet brick and impressive black and white timber.....

Goodnestone Park in early summer

Goodnestone Park Gardens (39 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction SE)

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Sunset at Emley

Isle of Sheppey (21 Pictures)

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction W)

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A picture of Bleak House

Bleak House (6 Pictures)

(13.9 miles, 22.3 km, direction E)

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

Deal Castle, Deal, Kent. May 2006

Deal Castle (29 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction SE)

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Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle & Garden (81 Pictures)

(16.9 miles, 27.3 km, direction SE)

The stone walls of Walmer Castle were put up in the 1530's at the same time as Sandown and Deal as part of a plan by the monarch.....

Crabble Corn Mill, Dover

Crabble Corn Mill (4 Pictures)

(17.5 miles, 28.1 km, direction SE)

The current mill, built in 1812, is situated in the picturesque village of River, on the outskirts of Dover. There have been.....

Dover Castle, Kent

Dover Castle (147 Pictures)

(19.1 miles, 30.7 km, direction SE)

Dover Castle is a medieval castle that was founded in the 11th century and is the largest castle in England, often being.....

Western Heights Defences in Dover, Kent. - Drop Redoubt Fort - Open 3rd/4th June 2006

Western Heights Defences (2 Pictures)

(19.4 miles, 31.3 km, direction SE)

The Western Heights in Dover are remains of fortifications built mainly during the Napoleonic Wars when England was under a real.....

A picture of Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe (11 Pictures)

(19.9 miles, 32.0 km, direction SE)

The newest part of Kent, made from 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl dug to create the Channel Tunnel. Samphire Hoe was.....

Adventure Island, formely known as Peter Pans

Adventure Island (4 Pictures)

(20.8 miles, 33.4 km, direction NW)

This is the number one theme park in the Southeast of England, a great place for anyone at any age, especially children and tiny.....

Leeds Castle in Kent

Leeds Castle (333 Pictures)

(23.2 miles, 37.3 km, direction SW)

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


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