For many people Kent is just a place that is close to London.
But in reality there are some amazing places to see in Kent and people are missing out on them because they just don’t know.
So in this quick guide, I am going to show you some of the best places to see in Kent. Whether it is just for a quick getaway from London, or a weeks holiday. There is more than enough to fill your time.
Attractions in Kent
Who would have thought that there are so many amazing things to do in Kent? And one of the things that you would not imagine you could even visit in the UK today is a winery!
Wine in the Heart of Kent
Located in the heart of Kent is the Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden Vineyard which is the biggest English wine producer today . If you would like, you can take a guided tour and learn in detail how they grow make their wine.
On top of this you can also enjoy the surroundings and purchase some of the products available in their food and wine store! What better way to end a tour than with some produce in hand.
They also have a wine bar and a bistro serving food, so if you have time at the end of the tour, you can have lunch or dinner and sample some of the goodies available.
Vintage Steam Trains
You can also catch al ride on a vintage steam engine in Tenterden Northiam Bodiam by making a visit to the Kent & East Sussex Railway. The trains they have are amazing, and a real trip back into history. They are vintage trains from the Victorian times.
Both these locations also have great parking options, along with a museum and gift shops and areas for the children to play if they get bored with the trains. They also offer refreshments and food if you are not full already from visiting the winery!
If you have not had enough to drink with the wine, or are perhaps more inclinced to drink cider, then you are going to enjoy the Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works just west of Wealden village of Biddenden.
Make sure you check out the winery and shop. It showcases a 17th century cider press and you can sample wines, Kentish ciders and their homemade apple juice as well. If you want a full tour, then don’t worry as they have guides on hand to show you around.
A real must see in the Kent area is the Dover Caslte. Dating back to the Roman times (kind of like Bath) it was taken over as a place for defense during World War II. It contains loads of cool tunnels, combined with the white cliffs of Dover. It really is a stunning and historical place to visit for the whole family.
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Going back in time to the Tudor era, you will want to stop by the Walmer Castle and Gardens, which is currently the country residence of the Cinque Ports.
It contains some stunning gardens such as the Queen Mother’s Garden, which are not to be missed from those with a green thumb. It was also once used as a residence for the Duke of Wellington and the Queen Mother.
So now you can see why there are so many amazing sights and attractions to visit in Kent. You really must head on down for a weekend or holiday the next chance you get.