In this corner of England, Kent has a whole host of attractions to explore and on this holiday, we visit just a few of the best.
CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD is where you can explore 400 years of history, from the days of steam, through the industrial revolution, two world wars up to recent times. Climb aboard three historic Naval vessels, experience the Victorian Ropery and look out for some familiar scenes from “Call the Midwife” to “Sherlock Holmes” and “James Bond”.
CANTERBURY is a beautiful, ancient city and one of the jewels of the county. Its a walled city which at its heart has the iconic Cathedral with its remarkable architecture and where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170. All around are medieval streets just waiting to be explored, why not follow a walking trail and discover the city’s stunning buildings, boutique shops and numerous attractions.
Explore the most iconic of all English Fortresses DOVER CASTLE with over 2000 years of history! At its centre is the Great Tower, here you can immerse yourself in the Royal Court of King Henry II, meet the characters and experience the opulence, intrigue and royal ambition of medieval court. Delve deep within Dover’s White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels, find out about Operation Dynamo and soak-up the atmosphere, sights and sounds of a WWII underground hospital.
CHARTWELL was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementos that remember the career of the great statesman, writer, painter and family man. Outside the hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature.