Kent Tourist Guide

Kent

Kent is one of the home counties in southern England. It surrounds Greater London, Surrey and East Sussex. The lovely county of Kent is abound with orchard and hop gardens making it widely known as The Garden of England, although many counties lay claim upon this title throughout the years.

Kent is surely a delight to tourists and the locals alike. There are so many worthwhile attractions that you can discover from castles, cathedral and museums. These all stand as historic monuments of this county. Journey on and discover the beauty of the Garden of England while winding along lanes past exotic orchards, lavender fields, vineyards and oast houses. See yourself transported to a surreal dimension by one of England's oldest counties. Feel alive with its exciting past by visiting Canterbury with Chaucer's pilgrims and Rochester with Dickens, follow through the maritime adventures that have helped mold Kent from the times of Roman conquest until present. Historical England but is also up to date with leading-edge galleries, theatre, Michelin-starred dining, entertainment and a nightlife with plenty to do and everything you have always dreamed of.

Here in Kent, you can spend your leisure time visiting Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh. Folkestone, a seaside resort south of Kent has for more than two hundred years, been a holiday destination of England. It is surrounded by long, sandy beaches, picturesque harbour and miles of amazing promenade. The promenade, also known as the Leas, is a part of the town which overlooks the English Channel. Particularly drawing crowds, the Leas is a pedestrian road, that follows a sinuous path through a greenbelt along the cliff which is incidentally, lined up with elegant hotels gracing the waterfront of Folkestone.  

Hythe on the other hand, is a small coastal town of Kent bordering on Romney Marsh. Places that are interesting to visitors are Brockhill Country Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Gardens. The Brockhill Country Park was once part of a Norman estate. Within this park, you can still view the ancient manor house and the beautiful Brockhill Lake. At your preference, you can either follow the lake trail of 30 minutes or the valley trail for 45 minutes, both trails offering you scenic routes leading to the southern end of the site. If you are looking for more places where you can unwind at the same time enjoy the view, make your way to the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Gardens. View the scenic 600-acre which includes a historical mansion and amazing landscaped gardens.

Another area that continues to draw people is the Romney Marsh. With its easy to reach attractions such as the Old Lighthouse in Dungeness, you can walk your way to the top of this imposing building to view the panoramic scene that makes up the English Channel and its surrounding countrysides. And to complete your day of adventure, close to Dover is the lovely house and garden of Godinton. Satisfy your craving for the past with this superbly furnished house that has over 500 years of fascinating history with numerous rooms and stunning gardens.