Whether by chance or fate, of all the places in the world- my family and I ended up in Kent, England. ‘The Garden of England’ is located in the south-east of the country, and is home to some of England’s most iconic properties and landscapes.

I immensely enjoy exploring Kent, and I never seem to tire of finding new places to visit or histories to play out on lazy weekend afternoons. Whether we fly kites at a cliff-perched lighthouse overlooking the English Channel or take a stroll around a forgotten seaside castle,  Kent always has a new and magical place to carry us away on an adventure.

 

Kent’s location makes it the perfect base for visiting London (the Dutchman is now commuting full-time from the seaside),  or taking a day-trip to France or Belgium. By now you know all about my love of living by the sea, and Kent has a seaside everybody should see in their lifetimes- particularly the spectacular White Cliffs of Dover.

 

To help make your next visit to Kent a little easier, I have put together all of my posts on Kent in one place. If you need any advice or help planning your next trip, do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

Things to Do in Kent

 

Castles

Deal, Kent: Deal Castle

Dover, Kent: Dover Castle

Rochester, Kent: Rochester Castle

 

Churches

Dover, Kent: Church of St. Mary in Castro

Rochester, Kent: Rochester Cathedral

Dover, Kent: St. James Church

Hythe, Kent: The House of Bones (St. Leonard’s Church)

 

Events

Folkestone, Kent: Blessing of the Fisheries

Whitstable, Kent: Whitstable Oyster Festival

Hythe, Kent: Hythe Venetian Fete

 

Other Attractions

Margate, Kent: The Margate Shell Grotto

Dover, Kent: The Langdon Bay Searchlight Battery

Dover, Kent: The South Foreland Lighthouse

Dover, Kent: The Secret Wartime Tunnels

 

Random Kent

Winter Storm hits the UK: Folkestone in Pictures

 

Those are all of my favorite things to do in Kent so far!

 

photo credit: Dimitry B via cc