Kent is less than two hours from London by train. With no airport of its own tourist from other countries have to land in major cities in England like London, Liverpool or Manchester and then travel by either rail or road to Kent. There are numerous attractions in Kent to keep tourists going for a long time; here are some suggestions to try out.
Several astoundingly beautiful gardens in Kent are run by the National Trust , Emmetts Garden, which is on of the world most acclaimed gardens ramble with summer roses at Sissinghurst Come and enjoy the refreshing mixture of styles such as the Japanese rock gardens at the Mount Ephraim gardens. The fourteen delightful garden rooms at the Yalding Organic Gardens tell the story of English gardening from medieval times to the present. You could also get out and enjoy fresh air at Jane Austen’s fourteen acres Goodnestone Park
There are several castles worthy to be visited; like the Hever Castle where you will here the story of Anne Boley; her childhood from the many artifacts unfolding her infamous romance with the King. Rising from a lake the castle lies on a 500 acres of parkland, the elegant Leeds Castle is a treasure house of furnishings, paintings and antiques dating back centuries.
Deal Castle was one sturdy link in the chain of coastal fortresses built by order of Henry VIII, who feared invasion from France, Walmer Castle & Gardens the elegant residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and the Dover Castle were today you can unlock the compelling WW2 world of the Secret Wartime Tunnels, where the evacuation of Dunkirk was masterminded.
The National Maritime Museum and the Imperial War Museum have done a tremendous job in putting together an impressive world-class collection of maritime exhibits. To sea this marvelous collection you need to visit the National Museums at Chatham housed in pristine condition in No.1 Smithery at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.
Brogdale of the National Fruit Collections offers orchard tours and tastings of fresh apple and pear juice. Visit in fruit time; cherries in June, plums in August, apples and pears from August to October. It a great place to visit and test various flavors of fruits.
Turner Contemporary on Margate’s Harbour is a breathtaking world-class design gallery. it boasts of some extraordinary exhibitions by contemporary artists, sharing their passion for the landscape and sea along with some of Turners original pieces of work.
The Tonbridge Castle and its splendid 13th Century Gatehouse is England’s finest mote and bailey castle. It is built on 14 acres of gardens and lawns alongside the River Medway. Here you will learn about kings, archbishops, tyrants and heroes who with their action helped write the England’s 900 year history.
Bluetown Heritage Centre is located on the Isle of Sheppey and charts the island’s wealth social history and contains many artifacts about its people. It’s exiting to explore the Island’s dockyard, links with air travel and the island’s minibus tour.
Kent Coast map