Touring holidays in Kent

We think Kent is a bit of an underrated gem. You can enjoy coastal views, seaside towns, beautiful rural landscapes and a fantastic amount of history all in one holiday. It’s just as attractive as Devon and yet doesn’t seem to pull in the crowds in quite the same manner. It’s slightly old fashioned in a charming way and yet offers a vibrant food scene. Kent is known as the Garden of England, and for good reason! There are ancient orchards, market gardens and grazing livestock. There’s some great fish, a fair few local farm shops dotted around and vineyards to visit.

With some interesting new boutique hotels and a few castle stays, a tailor made touring itinerary here offers a colourful mix. There’s artist’s favourite Whitstable, full of unusual boutiques and fresh oysters on the beach, lovely Margate with the Turner Contemporary and Broadstairs with its many sandy bays. The maritime history of the coast offers much to explore, including a series of old cinque ports and some spectacular castles in Dover and Deal. The town of Sandwich was recently declared ‘the most complete medieval town in England’ with more listed buildings per head than in any other town.

Inland, Canterbury offers a different type of history, with all its associations of pilgrims and Chaucer. Several stunning castles and a handful of wonderful gardens, along with ancient villages and glorious downs make this a wonderful area to explore.

Our Kent highlights

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle was once described by Lord Conway as the ‘the loveliest castle in the world” - need we say anymore?

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Denbies Vineyard

An award winning vineyard with plenty of tasting and touring opportunities

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Canterbury Cathedral

Home to the Archbishop of Canterbury this World Heritage Site is one of the oldest Christian structures in England

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Whitstable Oysters

The oysters in Whitstable have become such a delicacy that they have given the town its nickname - ‘The Pearl of Kent’

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Great Dixter

Christopher Lloyd’s fabulous and unique garden is known for its year round colour, wild meadow and fantastical herbaceous border.

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The Watts Gallery

Find your arty side at this wonderful gallery and artists village dedicated to the work of the Victorian-era painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts

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