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Kentish Rule

Hengest c.455-488
Aesc alias Oeric Oisc 488-512
Octa 512-540
Ermenric 540-560
Ethelbert I (St.) 560-616
Edbald 616-640
Erconbert 640-664
Egbert I 664-673
Hlothere 673-685
Edric 685-686
Mul 686-687

Interregnum 687-688

Oswin 688-690
Witred 690-725
Ethelbert II 725-762
Enmund 762-764

Sub-Kings under Mercian Rule

Heabert 764-765
Egbert II 765-772

Under Direct Mercian Rule 772-776

Sub-Kings under Mercian Rule

Egbert II 776-785 (again) (joint)
Almund 784-785 (joint)

Under Direct Mercian Rule
785-796

Kentish Rule

Edbert Praen 796-798

Mercian Sub-King

Cuthred 798-807

Under Direct Mercian Rule 807-823

Mercian Sub-King

Baldred 823-824

Wessex Sub-Kings

Ethelwulf 824-839
Athelstan 839-851

Under Direct Wessex Rule 851-855

Ethelbert 855-856
Ethelwulf 856-858
Ethelbert (again) 858-860

Kent merged with the Kingdom of Wessex in 860

Evidence of numerous joint Kings in Kent suggests that, from the reign of King Ethelbert I, a separate sub-kingdom may have existed based on the Diocese of Rochester:

Edbald c.560-616
Ethelwald c.616-640
Ermenred c.640-673
Edric 673-686
Sighere (of Essex) c.686-688
Swafheard (of Essex) 688-694
Ethelbert 694-725
Edbert I 725-748
Edbert II 748-762 (joint)
Erdwulf 748-762 (joint)
Sigered 762-764

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From early times Kent became accustomed to invasion and take-over by other nations. Its proximity to Europe made southern England a prime target and the fertile planes and valleys of Kent were no exception. The Romans built elaborate villas and public baths with central heating, and the wonderfully straight roads such as Watling Street, still in use today, some hardly changed. Vineyards flourished on the Kent hillsides long before Kent's famous hop gardens and orchards established the county as the Garden of England - the first cherry tree was planted at Teynham in 1533 by Henry VIII's fruiterer, Richard Harris.
Founded in AD 450 (the calculations for The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle were, at 449, one year out), this was the very earliest of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Made up of a mixture of Germanic Jutes and Celtic Britons, the Jutes were originally used as mercenaries by the controlling British forces.
Like most of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, later Kentish folk descended from an equal mixture of both races, Briton and Jute, since the invaders were never numerous enough to entirely displace the general population of Britons. The name Kent is the bastardised Jutish version of the original Romano-British Cantiaci / Cantii (Post-Roman Ceint), and means Men of Kent.  
Hengest or Hengist (d. 488?) was a semi-legendary ruler of Kent in southeast England. His name is Anglo-Saxon for "stallion".The facts of his life are unknown, but according to Bede (writing nearly 300 years after the events in question), he and his brother Horsa were mercenaries for the British ruler Vortigern, hired to fight against the Picts. Following his victories over the Picts, Hengest invited more immigrants from Germany to settle on Great Britain and then rebelled against Vortigern because the Britons refused to make an agreed payment, establishing himself as king in Kent. Both Hengest and Horsa are described as being Jutes, and sons of a Jutish chief named Wihtgils.For the first century or so, the Jutes had joint rulers (with the lesser of them controlling the less important West Kent area); Hengist may have led them, but Horsa ruled alongside him until his death in battle with the British, and then Hengist's son Aesc took on the role until Hengist's death.The (eastern) capital was the Roman city of Durovernum Cantiacorum, called Cantwarabyrig (modern Canterbury, "fortress of the Men of Kent") by the Jutes. Modern Eastry was known as Eastorege, or "Eastern Region." Evidence points to Hengist having been an Anglian, who, during the period of the migration appear to have been overlords of the Jutes. Hengist was a comrade in arms of Hnæf of the Danes until the latter's death in Frisia.
The Saxons built over Roman remains, Norman upon Saxon - Rochester's Norman castle looks down on the diminutive cathedral, founded by the Saxons. Rebuilt centuries later by Bishop Gundulf, this small gem epitomises the sense of peace and harmony radiated by the wealth of medieval buildings in the Medway and Swale areas - Faversham alone has nearly 500 listed buildings. The same county that nourished the builders of the ancient timbered dwellings of such towns, and of the hall houses and clapboard cottages still gracing the peaceful villages, also saw the births and deaths of those who raised small armies to seek justice for their fellows.

 

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 Calm and tranquillity chime ill with remembrance of these Kentish men and Men of Kent - of Wat Tyler who roused the peasants and marched down Union Street into Maidstone in 1381 (Otterden Manor lost many of its manorial records when the peasants broke in), and of Jack Cade in 1450 - both died when government and royal promises were broken.
Jack Cade's Hole on the North Downs is said to have sheltered him before he was run down and killed at Heathfield. Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger of Allington rebelled against Queen Mary's proposed marriage to Philip of Spain, and was beheaded for his pains. The Civil War did not spare Kent: Snoad Farmhouse at Otterden is believed to have been a Royalist safe house, but in the last Royalist uprising at Maidstone in 1648, the King's men were defeated by General Lord Fairfax who brought his army across the Medway, and up the High Street to Gabriel's Hill where this final battle was fought. The last armed rising to take place on English soil is said to have been the 1838 Courtenay Riots at Dunkirk.
Many suffered for their faith in Kent, including a priest who was burned in front of his own church door, and although Penenden Heath later became the place of execution, earlier burnings and hangings took place at Fairmeadow - a strange name for a place that saw such deeds. A plaque on Drake's Cork & Cask House nearby commemorates five such martyrs.


Royalty favoured this part of Kent - indeed Faversham uses the Royal Arms as its own, for both Elizabeth I and Charles II stayed here, James II was imprisoned here in 1688 - there is a memorial plaque on a house in Court Street - and King Stephen and Queen Matilda are buried in the Abbey. At nearby Ospringe, Henry III founded the Maison Dieu, now a museum, and Henry VIII honeymooned with Anne Boleyn at Shurland Hall on the Isle of Sheppey, only a few years later to be found in Rochester, awaiting his new bride Anne of Cleves.


Kent's rivers and estuaries, and the sea itself, have played a prominent part in its history, with Sir Francis Drake and Admiral Sir John Hawkins living and working in Chatham, where the young Nelson also began his naval career - the Victory was launched here in 1865. The 17th century Royal Dockyard at Blue Town, Sheerness, where warships were taken for careening, had an exciting and famous career before it closed in 1960: Charles II's visit in 1665 was followed two years later by less welcome visitors, the Dutch raiders, ending in the peace treaty of July 1667. Blue Town is now a conservation area with many listed buildings - one, much visited by architectural students, is of cast-iron framing, for its time rather avant-garde, and a forerunner of the American skyscrapers. Blue Town is so-called because workers built their cottages from the 6ft pieces of wood they were allowed to take home; these were then painted blue with paint 'liberated' from the dockyard. A cottage in Rose Street has been preserved in 19th century style, and doubles as the Sheerness Heritage Centre
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Geoffrey Chaucer wrote "The Canterbury Tales" between 1387 and 1400. He originally planned a collection of stories told by thirty travellers on the Pilgrims Way to Canterbury, each telling two stories going, and two returning from their worship at the tomb of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England. Written before the days of the printing press, authors will recognise the enormity of this task and the work, cut short by Chaucer's death in 1400, has been passed down by manuscript and so the order of the stories is uncertain.

The great significance of "The Canterbury Tales" is that Chaucer wrote the first book of poetry in English. Earlier, English was the language of the low class and Italian and Latin were used by authors addressing the educated classes. This innovation legitimised English and his lead was followed by later writers in England. The tales also provide a tapestry of medieval social life. They link the various strata of society, from nobles to thieves in a panorama which is unique. The stories are presented as a continuous narrative showing the linkages between all aspects of life at the time, and the variations of human temperament and behaviour. The Pilgrims Way itself ran as a trackway from Winchester in Hampshire to Canterbury in Kent, a distance of 120 miles; two thirds of it is still identifiable today. One of the museums in Canterbury is dedicated to "The Canterbury Tales" and visitors can, with headsets, listen to five of the tales. Additional aids enhance the experience and a tour takes about 45 minutes. It is a fascinating and informative entertainment.

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449 - 488 Hengist Probable Anglian prince b.c.425.
449 - 455
Horsa Brother. Joint ruler.
449/450 Hengist and Horsa are invited to Britain by the British High King, Vortigern (English Wyrtgeorn), and land at Ypwines fleot (Ebbsfleet). Traditionally, they fulfil the terms of their contract by fighting back Pictish and Scotti invaders and receive territory on which to settle on the island of Ynys Tanatus (Thanet in Kent).
455 By now the new arrivals have seen how weak the British defences are and have begun a takeover of the British kingdom of Ceint. They are probably further encouraged by the chaos in Roman Gaul following the murder of the magister militum Aetius. They fight Vortigern at a place they name Aegelesthrep (Aylesford or Epsford in Kent) and Horsa is killed.

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Hengist and his son Oisc take the kingdom, but Oisc may actually be an infant at this time and his title is simply to confirm his position as the later founder of the Oiscingas, the house of the Anglian/Jutish kings of Kent. If this is correct then it is not until c.470 that he becomes a warrior.

457 After much hard fighting at a place the invaders call Crecganford (Crayford in Kent), and apparently heavy losses, the British abandon Kent.
465 Hengist and Oisc fight the British at Wippedes fleot (location  undetermined), and claim the slaughter of twelve British leaders against the loss of just one of their own thegns, Wipped.
473 Hengist receives his final mention in British history, despite the "recorded" dates for his reign as the man who paved the way for the Kingdom of Kent. Oisc can be considered to have become a warrior by this point. He and Hengist fight the Britons, taking great spoil and forcing the British to flee "from the English like fire".
488 - 512 Oisc / Oeric surnamed Æsc Son of Hengist.
488 Traditional date for the establishing of the kingdom under Oisc, which may explain Hengist's given date of death. His actual death is not recorded, so it seems likely that it was a peaceful one.

This is the last recorded entry for the Cantware in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle until 565. The battles against the Britons move further westwards as they lose the south coast to the Suth Seaxe, and Londinium to the Middel Seaxe and their Suther-ge, and the Thames Valley and Ciltern Saetan. It is also possible that the Cantware are involved in the Mons Badonicus defeat of circa 496 and are so weakened that they are simply unable to mount any further grabs for territory for a generation or more.

Also, the influx of Saxon fighters may have slackened since 460, when prospects for soldiers of fortune may have seemed better in the remnants of Roman Gaul, coupled with the Britons apparently starting to gain the upper hand.

?512 - 540 Octa Son.
512 The name Octa has also been identified with Hengist, and may have been his true name (with Hengist being a nickname of a style that was popular at the time). If so, then either the name of this king has been forgotten in the general confusion with early Kentish names, or it was Oeric, as mentioned only by Bede, a name usually linked to Oisc.
540 - 560 Eormenric Son.
c.540 - 560 Eormenric appears to be the one to assume formal control of the East Seaxe, who had been settling the territory north of the Thames since c.500.
560 - 616 Ethelbert I (Saint) Son. Bretwalda (591-616). First Anglo-Saxon Christian king. Died 24th February.
568 Ethelbert is defeated in battle by Ceawlin of the West Seaxe at Wibbandun.
c.580 Ethelbert places his sister, Ricola, on the throne of the East Seaxe as the wife of Sledd. The Cantware still claim overlordship of the East Seaxe at this time.
616 - 640 Eadbald Son.
616 Eadbald's claim of overlordship over the East Seaxe is rejected by his three cousins who becomes joint kings there at the same time as Eadbald becomes king of the Cantware.
640 - 664 Earconbert / Arcenbryht Son. Died 14th July.
664 - 673 Egbert I Died July.
673 - 685 Hlothere From summer 673 to 6th Feb. 685.
676
Suaebhard / Waebheard Sub-king of West Kent. Again in 686 or 687 and 689-692/694.
676 - 694 Suaebhard (or Swæfheard) is the son of Sæbbi of the East Saxons. He is a sub-king of West Kent under the overlordship of his father.
?676 - 685
Eadric Sub-king of West Kent. Became King of Kent.
685 - 686 Eadric Formerly sub-king of West Kent.
686 - 687 Kent is ravaged, and occupied, by Caedwalla of Wessex. A West Saxon temporarily rules the kingdom in Caedwalla's name, perhaps sharing power with the East Saxon Suaebhard.
686 - 687 Mul of the West Saxons Ruled in the name of Wessex.
687 - 688 Kent is controlled by King Sighere of the East Saxons.

Some modern sources say Suaebhard is joint king of Kent in 686 whilst others say he becomes king of West Kent in 688. From 688 he rules jointly with two natives of Kent - Oswine and then Wihtred. He signs his last charter in 692 but may remain king up to 694. His fate is unknown, suggesting a peaceful death.

688 - 692/4 Suaebhard Sub-king of West Kent. And of all of Kent?
688 - 690
Oswini
690 - 692/4
Wihtred Wihtred became King of Kent.
692/4 - 725 Wihtred
725 - 748 Eadbert I First son of Wihtred.
725 - ?      HistoryJointRule.jpg (875 bytes) Alric / Ealric Third son of Wihtred.
747 Eardwulf Sub-king of West Kent. Later King of Kent (762).
748 - 762 Ethelbert II Second son of Wihtred.
759
Eanmund Sub-king of West Kent. Later King of Kent (762-764).
762 Eardwulf Formally sub-king of West Kent (747).
762 - 786 The kingdom falls under the domination of Mercia.
762 - 764 Eanmund Formally sub-king of West Kent (759).
762 - 764
Sigered Sub-king of West Kent. d.778.
764 - 765 Heaberht
c.765 - 784 Egbert II
784 - 786 Ealhmund
786 - 796 The kingdom is directly controlled by Offa of Mercia.
796 - 798 Eadbert II (Praen)
798 or 807 Eadwald
798 - 807 Cuthred of Mercia Ruled in the name of Mercia.
807 - 825 Baldred Last Kentish king.
825 Egbert of Wessex defeats the mighty Mercians at the Battle of Ellandon. He invades Kent and expels Baldred. Egbert's son, Aethwulf, is installed as king of Kent. The kingdom, which had long been a dependency of Mercia, becomes a dependency of Wessex and is ruled by sub-kings, usually related to the Wessex rulers.
825 - 839 Aethelwulf Acceded to the throne of Wessex in 839.
839 - 851 Aethelstan Second of Aethelwulf's six sons.
851 - 860 Aethelbert Acceded to the throne of Wessex in 860.
860 By this time Kent has lost its status as a separate kingdom and is absorbed into Wessex when Aethelbert accedes to the West Saxon throne.



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Phone: +44 (0)1795 534542 Fax: 01795 533 261 Email: ticfaversham@btconnect.com
 FAVERSHAM TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

Discover more about Faversham and the Kent countryside at Faversham Tourist Information Centre, located close to Sittingbourne and Canterbury in North Kent. We have lots of tourist and travel information about Faversham and Kent, so if you’d like help with bus and train timetables, are looking for bed & breakfast or hotel accommodation in Faversham, or just want to know more about the Faversham visitor attractions you can visit, then call in and let us offer you some advice. The area has lots to offer, including the Stone Chapel monument and Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum.

Folkestone Tourist Information Centre

 
Harbour Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1QN - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1303 258594 - Fax: +44 (0)1303 259754

Discover more about Folkestone and the surrounding area at Folkestone Tourist Information Centre, situated on the south coast of England close to Dover and Hythe. Our information centre is packed with lots of useful travel information to help you plan your holiday. If you’d like help with bus, train and ferry timetables, are looking for bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation, or just want to know what tourist attractions you can visit, then call in and let us offer you some advice. The area has lots to offer, including the Battle of Britain museum and Rural Heritage Centre.

Gravesend Tourist Information Centre

St. George’s Square, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0TB - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1474 337600 Fax: 01474 337601 Email: info@towncentric.co.uk

At Gravesend Tourist Information Centre, we are here to help you. We have information on Gravesend to other nearby places such as Tilbury, Rochester and South West London. Find hotel or bed & breakfast accommodation in Gravesend or some advice on the Gravesend visitor attractions in the area.

Herne Bay Tourist Information Centre

12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1227 361911 - Fax: +44 (0)1227 361911  Email: hernebayinformation@canterbury.gov.uk
 HERNE BAY TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

Herne Bay Tourist Information Centre is situated in Herne Bay, close to Whitstable and Canterbury. Call in and we can give you more information or assist you with finding a place to stay. There is a great selection of hotels, bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation locally

Hythe Tourist Information Centre

Red Lion Square, Hythe, Kent CT21 5AU - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1303 267799 - Fax: +44 (0)1303 261161

Discover more about Hythe and the surrounding area at Hythe Tourist Information Centre, situated on the south east coast of England close to Folkestone, Kent. The information centre is packed with lots of useful travel and tourism information to help you plan your holiday. Whether you are looking for help with ferry, bus or train timetables, want to find and reserve bed & breakfast or hotel accommodation in Hythe, or just want to know more about the Hythe tourist attractions you can visit, then call in and let us offer you some advice.

Maidstone Tourist Information Centre

The GatehousePalace Gardens, Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6YE - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1622 602169 Alternate Tel: 01622 602 048  Fax: 01622 602 519 Email: tourism@maidstone.gov.uk
 MAIDSTONE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

At Maidstone Tourist Information Centre, we are here to help you with a range of tourism information about Maidstone and other nearby destinations such as Chatham, Aylesford and Staplehurst in Kent. Find accommodation in a hotel or bed & breakfast or just get some advice on some of the best tourist attractions around Maidstone and Kent. We have Leeds Castle, the Museum of Kent Life and the Tyrwhitt-Drake Carraige Museum near Maidstone, so you’ll always find there’s lots to see.

Margate Tourist Information Centre

22 High Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1DS - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1843 220241 - Fax: +44 (0)1843 230099 Email: tourism@thanet.gov.uk
MARGATE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

Margate Tourist Information Centre is situated in the coastal town of Margate, close to Ramsgate and Broadstairs on the North Kent coast. Nearby tourist attractions include Salmestone Grange historic house, Theatre Royal and The Margate Winter Gardens. Call in and we can give you more information on these and other visitor attractions. We can also help you choose from the great selection of hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation in Margate.

New Romney Tourist Information Centre

Church Approach, New Romney, Kent TN28 8AS - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1797 364044 - Fax: +44 (0)1797 364194

Discover more about the small seaside town of New Romney at the New Romney Tourist Information Centre, situated close to Lydd and just down the coast from Folkestone and Hythe. Our information centre is packed with lots of useful travel information to help you plan your holiday in the area. Whether you’d like help with ferry timetables, are looking to book bed & breakfast or hotel accommodation in New Romney or just want to know what visitor attractions are available, then call in and let us offer you some advice. The area has lots to offer, including the Dungeness Power Station Visitors Centre and the Old Lighthouse.

Ramsgate Tourist Information Centre

19 - 21 Harbour Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8HA - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1843 583333 - Fax: +44 (0)1843 591086 Email: tourism@thanet.gov.uk
RAMSGATE TOURIST OFFICE CLICK

At Ramsgate Tourist Information Centre, we are here to help you. We have information on the seaside town of Ramsgate on the north Kent coast and other nearby places such as Margate and Broadstairs. Find accommodation in a hotel or bed & breakfast or just get some independent advice on some of the best tourist attractions in the area.
 

Rochester Tourist Information Centre

95 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1634 843666 - Fax: +44 (0)1634 847891 Email: visitor.centre@medway.gov.uk

Rochester Tourist Information Centre is situated in Rochester, close to Chatham and Gillingham on the North Kent coast. Call in and we can give you more information on local visitor attractions or assist you with finding a place to stay from a great selection of hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation available in and around Rochester.

Sandwich Tourist Information Centre

The Guildhall, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AH - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1304 613565 Alternate Tel: 01304 617 197 Fax: 01304 613 565 Email: info@ticsandwich.wanadoo.co.uk

Discover more about the small town of Sandwich and nearby places at the Sandwich Tourist Information Centre, situated close to Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs and Deal in South East Kent. The premises are packed with lots of tourism information to help you plan your holiday or break in the area. If you’d like help with transport timetables, are looking for accommodation in and around Sandwich, or just want to know what tourist attractions you can visit, then call in and let us offer you some advice. The area has lots to offer, including White Mill folk museum, Sandwich Bay bird observatory, Sandwich Bay Beach and the Richborough Roman fort.

Sevenoaks Tourist Information Centre

Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1LQ - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1732 450305 Fax: 01732 461 959 Email: tic@sevenoakstown.gov.uk
SEVENOAKS TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

At Sevenoaks Tourist Information Centre, we are here to help you. We have information on Sevenoaks to other nearby destinations such as Swanley and Maidstone in Kent. We can assist you in finding accommodation in a hotel or bed & breakfast in Sevenoaks, provide guides and local maps and give advice on the Sevenoaks tourist attractions you can see and visit. We have Ightham Mote and Knole House attractions, so you’ll find there’s lots to see and do.

SwanleyTourist Information Office

London Road, Swanley, BR8 7AE.
Phone : 01322 614660 Fax: 01322 666 154 Email: touristinfo@swanley.org.uk
SWANLEY TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE CLICK

Swanley Tourist Information Centre is in a brand new building in the centre of the town directly opposite Asda car park. Purpose built and shared with the Library and a very pleasent cafe.Contact us for information about London - Where to stay What to Do, Big Bus Tickets and numerous leaflets and guide books as well as other souvenirs for our Capital City.We also hold vast amounts of information for the rest of the UK and are happy to provide a booking service for accomodation, for which we make a small charge.A photocopying and fax service is available and Internet access in the Library. The centre is run and managed by Swanley Town Council.

Tenterden Tourist Information Centre

Town Hall, High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AN - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1580 763572 - Fax: +44 (0)1580 766863 Email: tentic@ashford.gov.uk
TENTERDEN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

Tenterden Tourist Information Centre is situated in the small town of Tenterden, close to Ashford and Cranbrook in central Kent. Nearby visitor attractions include the Kent & East Sussex Railway, Smallhythe Place historic house (National Trust), South of England Rare Breeds Centre and Historic Vehicles Collection Museum. Call in and we can give you more information on these and other attractions, plus we can assist you with finding a place to stay from the selection of hotel and bed & breakfast accommodation in and around Tenterden.

Tonbridge Tourist Information Centre

Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BG - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1732 770929  Fax: 01732 770449 Email: tonbridge.castle@tmbc.gov.uk
 TONBRIDGE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

Discover more about Tonbridge and the surrounding area at Tonbridge Tourist Information Centre, situated close to Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks in Kent. The information centre is packed with lots of helpful travel and tourism information to help you plan your break in the area. If you’d like help with transport planning, are looking for accommodation in Tonbridge, or just want to know about the Tonbridge visitor attractions, call in and let us offer you some advice. The area has lots to offer, including Penshurst Place historic house.

Tunbridge Wells Tourist Information Centre

The Old Fish Market, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TN - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1892 515675 Fax: 01892 534660  Email: touristinformationcentre@tunbridgewells.gov.uk
TUNBRIDGE WELLS TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CLICK

At Tunbridge Wells Tourist Information Centre, we are here to help you with travel and tourism information about Tunbridge Wells and other nearby towns such as Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Hildenborough in Kent. Find bed & breakfast or hotel accommodation in Tunbridge Wells, get a local map or guide book of the Kent region or some advice on some of the best tourist attractions in and around Tunbridge Wells. We have Groombridge Place Gardens and Hever Castle attractions nearby.

Westerham Tourist Information Centre Junction 5-6 Clacket Lane Motorway Service Area Westerham Kent TN16 2ER
Wessex Tourist Board
website: http:// www.wessextouristboard.org.uk           Tel: +44(0) 845 868 2810          Fax : +44(0) 845 862 1954     Click here to contact us
Whitstable Tourist Information Centre

7 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DB - England, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1227 275482 - Fax: +44 (0)1227 275482  Email: whitstableinformation@canterbury.gov.uk

Whitstable Tourist Information Centre is situated in Whitstable on the North Kent coastline near to Herne Bay and Canterbury. Call in and we can give you more information or assist you with finding a place to stay from a great selection of hotels, bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation in Whitstable.



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 Although a church has stood on this site for over 1000 years, most the church was built between 1760 and 1770. There are also some remains of a medieval church in the west tower, aisle, nave and chancel. All Saints has become one of the most famous churches in Kent due to the stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall to commemorate the death of Sarah Venetia who drowned in a sailing accident. The windows were installed in the 1960’s to the 1980’s. The church is an active parish church, still used for services.

All Saints Church
The Vicarage, Sychem Lane, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6TL  
 01892 836653

BAYNHAM ABBEY CLICK

This 13th Century abbey survived until it was dissolved by Henry VIII during the Reformation. It was, however, partly rebuilt in the 18th century to provide a romantic view for the nearby house. Despite this, the remains of the church, cloister, chapter house and dormitory date still date from the thirteenth Century, as does all the detail found on the abbey remains. The abbey was built out of local sandstone. Visitors to Bayham Abbey can also view the nearby 18th century Dower house. The abbey is set in a picturesque wooded valley, near Tunbridge Wells and Lamberhurst.

Baynham
                    Abbey
Off the B2169, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8DE
01892 890381

BEACON WOOD COUNTRY PARK CLICK

 This 70-acre country park takes its name from the beacons that were built here during the Napoleonic Wars to warn Londoners if their enemies were attempting an invasion. Given the wide variety of plant life found here, such as oak, ash, chestnut, bluebells, dogs mercury and wood anemone, and the numerous ponds that are home to both amphibians and insects, many walkers are surprised to learn of the park’s industrial history. In the late 19th Century the EC Powder Company manufactured smokeless gun powder here.

Beacon Wood
Southfleet Road, Bean, Kent DA2 8BS  
 01622 817623

BEDGEBURY PINETUM CLICK

 Open every day, Bedgebury is the perfect place for walking, cycling, riding and playing in a spectacular world of trees. The National Pinetum is a world-class collection of dramatic conifers and a beautiful setting for a country walk in all seasons. In addition, the 2000 acre Bedgebury Forest now offers miles of family cycling, mountain-biking, riding, walking and adventure play for all ages and abilities. The new visitor centre has cycle hire, refreshments and showers.

Bedgebury
                    Pinetum
Park Lane, Goudhurst, Nr.Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2SL
 01580 211781

Belmont House and Gardens

 

The unique Georgian house of Belmont, set in beautiful gardens and surrounded by classical English country parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside and is a completely unspoilt and distinctive example of the work of architect Samuel Wyatt. Whilst the house and gardens evolved over the years it remained the seat of successive Lords Harris from 1801 until the Sixth Lord's death in 1995. The Harris family played a significant role in British expansion overseas during the 19th century. Belmont contains fabulous mementos of the family's history and travels - fine paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and the finest collection of clocks in private hands in the country; a collection assembled by the 5th Lord. The house also contains a unique collection of watercolour paintings by the Trinidadian artist Michel Jean Cazabon.

Belmont House &
              Gardens Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH 01795 890202

BREDGAR & WORMSHILL LIGHT RAILWAY CLICK

One of the best narrow gauge railways in the UK, a fine collection of twelve steam locomotives, on open days at least two operate a regular passenger service on the 1km line and visitors can take unlimited rides. A large building houses steam locomotives, traction engines, model locomotives, vintage vehicles and a working beam engine. The railway is close to Leeds Castle with picnic sites and free parking on 30 acres of grass and woodland.

Bredgar
                    & Wormshill Light Railway
The Warren, Bredgar, Kent ME9 8AT
01622 884254

BRENZETT AERONAUTICAL MUSEUM CLICK

Brenzett Museum is a unique collection of wartime equipment, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia collected and donated to the museum since 1972. The exhibition is located within the original buildings used as a hostel for the Womens Land Army during the war and part of the exhibition is dedicated to those ladies. The museum has one of the largest bomb disposal equipment displays in the UK.

Brenzett Aeronatical Museum
Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 0EE
 Easter to end of October - Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays
 During School Summer Holiday Open Fridays
11.00am to 5.30pm
 01797 344747

CAMER PARK CLICK

Camer Park is comprised of 45 acres of designated Outstanding Natural Beauty. Following the death of its last resident, Kate Smith-Masters, the Camer estate was sold to Strood Rural District Council in 1967 for £9,750 and converted to a public park in 1971. Visitors can choose to either roam at leisure admiring the variety of original trees that make up the mature parkland or undertake one of the series of walks devised by Meopham Footpaths Group through the adjoining woodland.

Camer Park
Camer Park Road, Meopham, Kent DA13 0AL
 01474 337553

CANTERBURY ACCESSIBLE HERITAGE TRAIL CLICK

The Historic Fortifications Network has created the Canterbury Accessible Heritage Trail. A trail suitable for wheelchairs, which takes you along the City Wall via Dane John Gardens, up Castle Street to the Norman Castle and into the city to the Cathedral and the Westgate Gardens. It is available in leaflet form from the Canterbury Information Centre, situated opposite the Cathedral Gates in The Buttermarket. The leaflet includes a map with a detailed route and several points of interests, such as the City Walls, the Norman Castle and the Cathedral.There are two suitably placed disabled car parks on either end of the trail. Alternatively, you can park in the multi-storey car park and a car park (both in Castle Street) where there are dedicated parking bays for disabled badge holders. Vehicles displaying a valid blue badge can use pay and display car parks for free.The leaflet is available in alternative formats.

Roman Wall
 

Canterbury, Kent, CT1

tel: 08458 247 600.

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL CLICK

Welcome to the website of Canterbury Cathedral, Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community made up of many different types of people all of whom seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness. We hope you will be inspired to visit Canterbury and the Cathedral and look forward to welcoming you. The Very Reverend Robert Willis   Dean of Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral
Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH
01227 762862
CANTERBURY GHOST TOUR CLICK
An entertaining night-time stroll around the Old City in the company of Kent's Premier Award Winning Ghost-Hunter. From Canterbury East Station head through Dane John Gardens into Castle Street then St Margaret's Street towards the Cathedral.
Canterbury Ghost Tour
Ghost Tour

Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX

 
Mobile: 07779 575 831

CANTERBURY GUILD OF GUIDES CLICK 

The heart of Canterbury can only be explored on foot – so why not join an experienced Green Badge guide for a leisurely 90 minute walk and discover its hidden treasures? Through these walks, you will learn the fascinating history of a cathedral city which boasts a World Heritage Site, and hear about the many famous people who have lived and worked here - Christopher Marlowe, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Somerset Maugham, Mary Tourtel (of Rupert Bear fame), Joseph Conrad, to name but a few.The walking tour includes the Cathedral precincts, the historic King’s School, medieval lanes where pilgrims’ inns and weavers’ houses still stand, and many other interesting features of the city.


Canterbury Guild of Guides

Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NU

Tel: 01227 459779
CANTERBURY HISTORIC RIVER TOUR CLICK
The tour lasts between 30 and 40 minutes. Firstly, we take you up to a small Franciscan island at one end of the city, which is also known as The Greyfriars. The island is home to a wonderful little chapel from the 13th century which spans the river, and is the oldest example of Franciscan architecture in the country. We then pass under the 12th century Eastbridge Hospital and the King's Bridge (1134), continuing down river past some industrial buildings from the medieval period, including The Old Weavers House, The Kings Mill, and the Cromwellian iron forge. After some wonderful views of the cathedral, the tour then passes through the Dominican priories which were built by the Blackfriars in the 14th century, and ends up in a peaceful garden area, that was the site of the old Abbots Mill in the city. We then return to our starting point which is home to the infamous ducking stool. Each boat is chauffeured by one of our team, who acts your guide to the sights upon the river by giving you the enjoyable history of all the different buildings that you pass along the way. Throughout the season, from April to September, our tours leave every 15 to 20 minutes. Unless you are a group of more than 12 people (see group bookings), there is no need to book in advance. Simply visit us at the King's Bridge, outside The Old Weavers House to find out the next available tour time. A single ticket tour which has a drop off point at the Millers Garden is also available but must be requested prior to departure.
Canterbury Historic River Tours
 
Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street,
Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AT

 
Tel: 07790 534744
CANTERBURY'S QUEEN BERTHA WALK & STATUECLICK
Queen Bertha's walk links together Canterbury's three World Heritage Sites - the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church. The Walk is named in memory of Bertha, Queen of Kent, who kept alive the flame of Christianity in a pagan country through her daily worship at St Martin's Church, and who, with her husband King Ethelbert, welcomed St Augustine to Canterbury in 597. St Augustine also worshipped at St Martin's until his monastery, dedicated to St Peter and St Paul in 615, had been built. The Abbey was rededicated St Augustine's by Archbishop Dunstan in 978. The first Cathedral in England was founded by St Augustine shortly after 597 on the site of an earlier church where the present Cathedral now stands.A short detour can be taken on the return journey to view the Conduit House or St Augustine's water chamber, the water source for the Abbey. The free information sheet on Queen Bertha's Walk is available from Canterbury Visitor Information Centre, situated opposite the Cathedral Gates in The Buttermarket. More detailed guidebooks are available at the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

 
Queen
              Bertha Statue
 
Canterbury Information Centre,
 12 -13 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX
 
Tel: 01227 378100

THE CANTERBURY TALES CLICK 

 Your journey starts at the Tabard Inn, in London where you meet Chaucer and his merry band of pilgrims. On your walk to Canterbury you will be entertained by the stories of chivalry, romance and even horror. Your journey ends at the breathtaking reconstruction of the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, the very reason for Canterbury’s position throughout the years as a major destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. As you leave, you pass through Canterbury’s recreated medieval market place where traders from a wide area are selling their wares.

Canterbury
                    Tales
St. Margaret's St., Canterbury CT1 2TG
01227 479227

CHARTWELL CLICK

Once the home of Winston Churchill, Chartwell boasts spectacular views over the Kent countryside. The gardens include the various lakes and ponds which Churchill built, as well as Lady Churchill’s rose garden and a vegetable garden, which is being restored to its original state. The house contains a vast collection of Churchill’s paintings, photos and memorabilia. The property also has a restaurant and a National Trust gift shop. Details of special events, such as guided walks and lectures, can be obtained upon request.

Chartwell
Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS
01732 868193

CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE

Re-modelled in the late Georgian castle style, this enchanting fantasy dates back five hundred years. It houses fabulous collections of the late owner Denys Bower - historic furnishings and paintings, Royal Stuart memorabilia, Japanese lacquer, Egyptian and Buddhist antiquities. Picturesque extensive parkland and lake.

Chiddingstone
              Castle

Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD
Tel: 01892 870347 Thursday 2pm - 5pm. Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays 11.30am - 5.30pm.

01892 870347

CHISELHURST CAVES CLICK

Guided tours, our experienced guides will take you on a lamp lit tour, during which you will hear of the Druids, Romans and Saxons. Visitors also see the tunnels made famous as a shelter during World War 2 when the Caves became the largest air raid shelter outside of London. See the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and much more! Gift Shop with a range of associated gifts, trinkets and collectables. Ample Free Car & Coach parking. Licensed Restaurant offering a wide variety of freshly prepared meals, snacks and daily specials. Why not come in for a traditional English breakfast, lunch or just tea and cakes!

Chiselhurstcaves

Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5NB

Caves open Wednesday to Sunday, 7 days a week during school holidays and half terms (except Christmas). 45 minute Guided Tours 10am - 4pm available every hour, on the hour.

020 8467 3264

COBHAM HALL CLICK

One of the largest, finest and most important houses in Kent, Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful, red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean and 18th Century styles.It yields much of interest to the student of art, architecture and history. The Elizabethan wings were begun in 1584 whilst the central section contains the Gilt Hall, wonderfully decorated by John Webb, Inigo Jones_ most celebrated pupil, 1654. Further rooms were decorated by James Wyatt in the 18th century.Cobham Hall, now a girls_ school, has been visited by several of the English monarchs from Elizabeth I to Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor. Charles Dickens used to walk through the grounds from his house in Higham to the Leather Bottle pub in Cobham Village. In 1883, the Hon Ivo Bligh, later the 8th Earl of Darnley, led the victorious English cricket team against Australia bringing home the _Ashes_ to Cobham.

Cobham Hall
Cobham, Kent DA12 3BL  the House closes at 5pm, and the last tour starts at 4pm.  The Grounds close at 6pm. Souvenir Shop and Cream Teas available from 2pm to 5pm.
01474 823371

CRABBLE CORN MILL CLICK

The mill is a historic building in Kent built in 1812 to supply flour to feed the troops camped out along the Kent coast awaiting a possible invasion by Napoleon. You may do tours of the mill and see all of its machinery working. Other facilities include an art gallery and tea room.

Crabble Corn
                    Mill
Lower Road, River, Dover, Kent CT17 0UY
Weekends only
October to Christmas
and
February to Easter
Tuesday to Sunday
Easter to September
11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Open on Bank Holiday
s)
01304 823292

CRANBROOK UNION MILL CLICK

The Union Windmill was built in 1814 and stands at the highest point overlooking the town of Cranbrook. It is the second tallest surviving windmill in the British Isles, measuring 72 feet to the top of the cap. It is the tallest surviving smock mill, with an eight-sided three-storey brick base and a four-storey, fixed wooden tower above that, clad in white painted weather-board. It has four sails (called sweeps in the Southeast) with patent shutters and a fantail which keeps the sweeps facing into the wind at all times. The mill has recently undergone major renovations and is in excellent working order. Wind permitting, wheat is ground and visitors can purchase wholemeal flour in our shop.

Cranbrook
              Union Mill

The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent

Easter to end Sept, Sat 2.30pm - 5pm. July & August, Sat & Sun 2.30pm - 5pm.

01580 712256/712984

CROFTON ROMAN VILLA CLICK

Ten rooms of a Roman Villa-House, within a cover building can be seen with tessellated and concrete floors and hypocaust (under-floor central heating). With graphic displays, touch table of Roman Artefacts and activities for children, including mosaic making, Roman games, dressing up as Romans and brass rubbing.


CROFTON
                    ROMAN VILLA CLICK

Kent Archaeological Unit, Crofton Road, Orpington

open Wed – Fri 10-5, Sun 2-5, April – Oct.


01689 873826

Custom House Museum  

 
The museum is located in the original Custom House’s Coach House and displays a wide variety of seized goods and historical items. Some of these date back to when Edward III, due to Gravesend’s significant positioning along the Thames, appointed John Page as the town’s first “Chercher of the Thames” or customs official. The building also has a number of architectural features worthy of note including a free standing Adam staircase and distinctive period window frames.


Custom House
                    Museum
The Terrace, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BW

01474 337600

Deal Castle

Deal Castle was Henry VIII's austere fortress, and once carried 119 guns. This fascinating, well kept castle has lots for you to explore, such as the battlements, the dark twisting passages, and the huge basement which contains a fine exhibition of England's coastal defenses. You can enjoy a taped tour, which is available in several languages, and children get a free activity sheet so they'll make the most out of their visit to Deal Castle.

Deal Castle Victoria Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7BA 01304 372762

DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS CLICK


The lovely landscaped gardens are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. There is a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June – which includes many different varieties of rhododendron and azalea; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools; a formal sunk garden with borders and a recently completed flint and brick folly. Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.


Doddington
                    Place Gardens
Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB

01795 886385

DOVER CASTLE & WARTIME TUNNELS CLICK


Dover Castle has been a defensive stronghold for over two thousand years. Long before the arrival of the Normans in 1066, this high land above the English Channel was an Iron Age hill fort, whose shape determined the stone fortifications that are visible today. There are so many different periods of building and defence to Dover Castle that it takes a good while to do a visit justice. One of the most exceptional features is the network of tunnels of varying dates underneath the outer baileys.


Dover Casle
Dover, Kent CT16 1HU

01304 201628

DOWNS HOUSE CLICK


Visit the family home of Charles Darwin and see the very chair in which he sat to write the scientific masterpiece that first scandalised and then revolutionised the Victorian world. Walk in the footsteps of a true genius and compare Darwin’s public persona with the family man. Through a variety of displays and interactive exhibitions especially designed to inspire a younger audience, you can involve yourself in Key Questions about mankind and its origins.

Down House
Luxted Road, Downe, Kent BR6 7JT

01689 859119

DRUIDSTONE PARK CLICK

Whether you are interested in meeting our many friendly animals, having fun in the adventure play areas, finding peace and tranquility in the enchanted woodland, or just relaxing in the idyllic surroundings of the park garden, you won't be disappointed.Set in a landscape valuable, not only for its natural beauty, but moreover its abundance of wildlife and flora. Visit around Easter time, and you will be astounded by the fabulous display of bluebells in the woodland. Summer brings the budleja (butterfly tree) into full glorious flower. During autumn you can discover woodland fungi and winter buds, whilst throughout the year rhododendrons, conifers and other well established shrubs and trees make the Park a delight to visit.Follow the trail around the Enchanted Woodland, and discover the sleeping dragon, and other magical creatures. The trail provides much fascinating information about the diversity of the trees and animals that dwell within, whilst charming you with its mystical themes.Adventure play areas, under-cover picnic areas and imaginative creations like our labyrinth walk, all set amidst the breathtaking settings of our parkland and gardens, all add to an unforgettable day out for all the family.

Druidstone Park

Honey Hill • Blean • Nr Canterbury • Kent

01227 765 168

EAST NORTHDOWN FARM & GARDENS CLICK

Three acre gardens with a range of coastal and chalk loving plants, our Nursery on site produces one of the most comprehensive ranges of plants in the South East. All plants are listed on our on-line catalogue. Where possible the plants have been propagated from proven stock in our gardens that are open at no charge to visitors. Tea and tours are available by appointment for groups.

Easr Northdown
              Farm

Margate, Kent, CT9 3TS

Situated between Broadstairs and Margate on the B2052 (George Hill Road) near the North Foreland (directions available on our website).  Open: 7 days, 10am to 5pm.

01843 862060 

EASTGATE HOUSE CLICK  


Fans of Charles Dickens will recognise this building as both Miss Twinkerton’s school for young ladies in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the Westgate House Seminary for young ladies in The Pickwick Papers. Built in 1590 for the Alderman and Mayor of Rochester, Sir Peter Buck, the house was actually a boarding school for young women during Dickens’ lifetime. Another piece of Dickens’ memorabilia found here is his Swiss Chalet, previously situated at his home at Gad’s Hill, which he used for his writing during the summer month

Eastgate
                    House
High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1

01634 844176

ELHAM VALLEY RAILWAY MUSEUM CLICK


Step back in time to the 1930’s. Come along and visit the Elham Valley Railway Museum at Peene, just off the A20 at Folkestone, Kent. Leave the M20 at junction 12. You will find something for the whole family. If you like local history, artefacts, and memorabilia of this the golden age of the railway, pleasant gardens, ducks, doves and trains, then this is the place to visit. The bygone age has been lovingly recreated just for you.


Elham Valley Railway Museum
Peene, Newington, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8BA

01303 273690

EMMETTS GARDENS CLICK


Fans of Merchant Ivory will recognise these 18 acres of gardens and woodland from the 1985 film ‘Room With A View’. Frederick Lubbock, influenced by his friend, the Edwardian garden writer, William Robinson, was responsible for transforming the existing farmland into the six acres of informal gardens. In addition to having the highest tree top in Kent, the 100 feet high Wellingtonia, the gardens contain numerous rare shrubs and trees from across the world. Of particular note are the Italianate Rose Garden, the Camellia Garden and the Bluebell Den.


Emmetts Garden
Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AY

01732 751509

FAIRFAX GALLERY CLICK  

Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells provides a striking juxtaposition of contemporary art with its setting in the heart of the historic Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The gallery holds regular exhibitions ranging from solo to thematic shows, details below. The Gallery is 5 minutes walk from the rail station and has several car parks close by, and is a short drive from Lewes, Sevenoaks, Brighton, Lewes, Rye

Fairfax
                    Gallery
23 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TD

01892 525 525

FARMING WORLD CLICK


Spend a wonderful day at Farming World, enjoying animal antics and see traditional breeds of farm animals, shire horses and birds of prey. Facilities include large adventure play parks, soft play area, mini-golf and sensory garden along with Bee World, museums and farm trails. The farm has wheelchair access and disabled play equipment. An award winning attraction.


Farming
                    World
Nash Court, Boughton, Faversham, Kent ME13 9SW

01227 751144

FORT GARDENS CLICK


These gardens were donated to the residents of Gravesend by General Gordon of Khartoum fame. The grounds originally belonged to Fort House and contain the Gordon Memorial Garden and a designated wetland habitat. The terracotta statue of Gordon was made by Doulton Lambeth after the General was killed by the Mahdi’s troops whilst protecting Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan. It commemorates the charitable work undertaken by Gordon whilst a resident of the town between 1865 and 1871, particularly his provision of schooling for under privileged children.
The New Tavern Fort is the remains of an 18th century fort situated within the Fort Gardens and built in the 1780s to defend the Thames against the threat of a naval attack from France and extensively rebuilt by General Gordon between 1865 and 1879.The Fort was re-armed in 1904 and guns representing that period of development are now on display. Come along and venture into the mysterious underground world of the Victorian artilleryman and see the magazines and full size reconstructions of scenes from Gravesend during the Second World War.

Fort Gardens
Milton Place, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BT

01474 337600

GODITON HOUSE & GARDENS CLICK  


"An ancient estate in a magnificant park with thrilling formal gardens now splendidly restored - one of Kent’s finest" - The Times. A Jacobean house incorporating a medieval hall, Tudor staircase and later additions. Its wonderful carving, furniture, porcelain and contrasting decoration, reflect a fascinating history. Set in 12 acres of wonderful gardens and surrounded by tranquil parkland, convenient for M20 (J9) and Ashford. Visitors are taken in small groups on a guided tour of the house and are free to explore the gardens at will.


Godinton House & Gardens
Godinton House, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 3BP

01233 620773

GRAVESEND CLOCK TOWER   


One of Gravesend’s most striking landmarks, the portland stone Clock Tower stands over 18m tall and its four clock faces are each over 1.5m in diameter. The clock’s foundation stone was laid on 6 September 1887 at a ceremony attended by over 6,000 of the town’s residents in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. However, due to the length of time taken to raise the £1,097 public subscription required, the clock did not actually start to run until almost two years later.


Gravesend Clocktower
Harmer Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2AX

GROOMBRIDGE PLACE CLICK


This magical house and gardens were the setting for a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and it is easy to see why. The formal gardens were laid out to be part of the house outside, while the enchanted forest offers exciting playgrounds and stunning views. The bird of prey centre offers flying displays three times a day, while the dark walk and the swing walk offer excitement! If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the zeedonk and the shy deer which live in the forest. The garden restaurant offers good food while the country store offers souvenirs of your day.


GROOMBRIDGE PLACE
Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG

01892 861444

Hall Place

A fine Grade 1 Listed country house built in 1540 for Sir John Champneis, a Lord Mayor of London, and extended in the 17th century. The house is set in beautiful formal gardens on the banks of the River Cray. Now owned by Bexley Council, some of its rooms are open to the public. A magnificent Great Hall contains an 18th century chamber organ built by George England. Hall Place houses Bexley Museum and galleries that offer a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year. The house is also the venue for concerts, lectures and private functions. Open daily in summer and Monday - Saturday in winter.

Hall Place Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ 01322 526574

Henry VIII’s Blockhouse   

All that remains of Henry’s Blockhouse today is the foundations excavated during the 1980s. However, in 1540 the Blockhouse was one of five forts built to prevent an enemy fleet attacking London. When Henry VIII visited here he would have seen a D-shaped brick and stone tower pierced with gun ports, as would Charles II who used the Blockhouse as a banqueting hall. By the 18th Century, it has become a gunpowder storage magazine, before being demolished in 1844 to make way for the gardens of the Clarendon Royal Hotel.

Henry
                    VIII's Blockhouse
Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BE

HEVER CASTLE & GROUNDS CLICK

Childhood home of Ann Boleyn, dating back to 1270. Step back into the splendour of the Tudor Court as it is recreated with costumed figures, displays and portraits. Plus 35-acres of Italian gardens featuring a lake, maze, Tudor Garden, herb garden and unique ‘splashing’ water maze. Adventure playground including NEW Henry VIII's Tower Maze, gift shop, garden shop, restaurants.

Hever Castle

Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG

1 March - 30 November daily.

01732 865224

High Rocks   

Located two miles west of Tunbridge Wells, these impressive rocks date back millions of years. Visitors can walk over the eleven inter-linked bridges to reach the impressive sandstone rocks. Woodland walks over several acres of woodland can also be enjoyed. These rocks were once a stone age camp, but are now part of the High Rock complex, which also includes a pub and a railway station. They are also a very popular spot for wedding photos and climbing.

High Rocks
High Rocks Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9JJ

HISTORIC CHATHAM DOCKYARD CLICK

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a great place to visit - on your own, with friends and family, or with your club, association or school. Set in an 80-acre estate with stunning historic architecture|, historic ships| and museum galleries|, the site offers a unique and rewarding visitor experience that will excite, educate and entertain you - whatever your age! The dockyard also offers a truly unusual venue for your wedding|, social occasion| or business event |and is often used as a film location|. One of Kent's top tourist attractions, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is easy to find. Well signposted from the A2/M2 (junction 1) and with plenty of car parking, the dockyard is also close to Chatham Station with fast regular connections to London and the Kent Coast. See how to find us.| The Historic Dockyard Chatham is in the care of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, an independent charity, whose task is to restore and preserve this important part of Britain's national heritage.


chatham
                    dockyard
Chatham ME4 4TZ
01634 823807

HOLE PARK CLICK   

Hole Park Gardens are situated on the edge of the picturesque Weald village of Rolvenden. A family owned estate Hole Park has been owned by the Barham family for the past four generations.The gardens reflect the care and long-term planning that is unique to family owned estates. It also manages to combine formalised gardens with true woodland elements.Visitors can now enjoy the New Exotic Border and autumn colour in the gardens.

Hole Park
Hole Park is situated between the Kent villages of Benenden and Rolvenden in a superbly beautiful area of the High Weald.
Hole Park Gardens
Edward Barham

01580 241 344 / 241 386

Hop Farm Country Park   

The Hop Farm, located near the village of Paddock Wood, is a popular Kentish attraction. For children there are indoor and outdoor play areas, an animal farm and pets corner, as well as the famous shire horses. Various museums and exhibitions include a walk through the last century, a hop-farming exhibition and a collection of military vehicles. The Hop Farm is also a venue for many show and events, some the biggest include, the war and peace show, food and drink festivals, wedding shows, music and motoring events.

Hop Farm Country Park
Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY
 01622 872068
 

Howletts Wild Animal Park   

Howletts Wild Animal Park is home to a wide variety of animals, from tapirs and small cats, to tigers and gorillas. Howletts is set within 90 acres and has the largest group of captive gorillas in the world. Another main attraction is the breeding herd of African elephants, (the largest in the UK.) Recent developments at Howletts include a new open area in which you can walk with the lemurs and a black rhino breeding facility. Visitors will benefit from various restaurants and shops around the park and informative and fun keeper talks throughout the day

Howletts Wild Animal Park
Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5JL
 (0)1227 721286

Ide Hill   

As the highest point in Kent, Ide Hill provides spectacular views of the Kent countryside and its numerous footpaths allow plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local wildlife. Local landmarks that walkers should look out for include the old Hunting Lodge, where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn used to meet in secret, and the Hanging Bank, the site of a former gallows which is rumoured to be haunted by a poltergeist that lifts up the benches in the vicinity.


Ide Hill, Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks, Kent TN14

Iden Croft Herbs

Beautiful, aromatic Herb Gardens and a 15th century Walled Garden. Home of the National Mint, Origanum and Nepeta Collections. Plant/Herb Shop. Extensive facilities and garden for disabled. Coach parties book in advance.

Iden Croft
              Herbs Frittenden Road, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0DH 01580 891432

Ightham Mote  

 
This Grade I listed building is a fine example of a 14th Century moated manor house and visitors can still view some of the original rooms that date back to when it was built in 1330, including the Great Hall, Crypt, Old Chapel and two Solars.


Ightham Mote

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT

12th March - 29th October, 7 days. Grounds, Shop & Restaurant; 10am - 5.30pm. House 10.30am - 5.30 pm, Last Entry 5.00pm.


01732 810378
KENT COUNTY CRICKET CLUB CLICK

Formed 1859 First-class debut 1870 Admitted to Championship1890
County Championship 1906, 1909, 1910, 1913, 1970, 1977(Shared), 1978
Gillette/NatWest/C&G 1967, 1974 Benson & Hedges 1973, 1976, 1978
Sunday League 1972, 1973, 1976, 1995, 2001 Twenty20 Best - Quarter-finals 2006

The formation of the original Kent County Cricket Club took place in Canterbury in August 1842, and played its initial first-class match against All-England that same month. On March 1 1859 there was a substantial reorganisation and the present Kent CCC was formed. Kent had been proclaimed Champion County in 1837, and held the title through most of the 1840s. However, they did not claim it again before the formation of the County Championship as we know it in 1890.

Kent County Cricket
              Ground
Kent County Cricket Club Limited
St Lawrence Ground
Old Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3NZ

 
    Fax: 01227 762168


e-mail: jon.fordham.kent
@ecb.co.uk

Tel:

01227 456886

Kent Police Museum  

 
TThe Kent Police Museum shows the history of the Kent County Constabulary from 1857 to the present day. The collection consists of police artefacts of uniform, equipment, vehicles, photographs and courtroom exhibits use in crimes in Kent. The museum does out of hours visits at the museum or at an outside venue. The curator can research Kent Police family history.


Kent Police Museum
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ
()1634 403260

Kentish Lady   


Enjoy a boat trip on the River Medway with one hour round trips boarding at Archbishops’ Palace, Maidstone or Allington Lock. Trips to the Museum of Kent Life and the Malta Inn. The boat has a licensed bar, washrooms and disabled access. You can also book your party on board with DJ, buffet and licensed bar – sailing through several locks and bridges towards Yalding. We cater for any special occasion you wish to celebrate. Please see our web site (link above) for more information and pictures.

Kentish Lady
Hire Cruises Ltd., Undercliffe Boathouse, Bishops Way, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6XG

01622 753740

King Charles The Martyr Church   


17th century church with exceptional Baroque plaster work ceiling by John Wetherall and Henry Doogood. As the oldest building in Tunbridge Wells, built to serve the needs of visitors to the chalybeate spring a mere stone's throw away, King Charles the Martyr has seen many changes in its near 450 years of life. Today, as part of Anglican Diocese of Rochester, it provides a home to a lively Christian community that seeks to serve those who live and work around it, and to be open and welcoming to all wherever they feel they are in terms of the Christian faith. Do visit us if you are in Tunbridge Wells.


King Charles The Martyr Church
The Parish Office, King Charles Church Hall, 3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TA

01892 511745

Knole

  
Visitors can wander around thirteen 17th Century styled state rooms marvelling at rare Stuart furniture and paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Van Dyck. Built in the 15th Century for the Archbishops of Canterbury, Knole developed royal connections when Henry VIII persuaded Thomas Cranmer to gift it to him in 1538. Now home to the Sackville family, on display in the Great Hall is a facsimile of the bound manuscript Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Orlando contains numerous references to Knole and the novel is famously dedicated to Vita Sackville-West.

Knole
Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RP

01732 462100

Knole Park

  
Created in the 15th Century for the Archbishops of Canterbury to have somewhere away from court for hunting and other recreational activities, these 1000 acres of beautiful parkland is the only remaining medieval deer park in the county. Visitors to the park, which is owned by the current Lord Sackville, are frequently amazed by how close one can get to the herds of wild deer that the park is home to. Knole Park also provides access to Sevenoaks Environmental Park which features a mixture of wetlands, wild flower meadows and woodland.


Knole Park
Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RP

01732 462100

Lamberhurst Vineyards  

 
Lamberhurst Vineyard was founded in 1971 and planting began in 1972. The winery was built in 1974. This north facing vineyard ensures that the harvest is a couple of weeks later and reduces early frost damage.
Lamberhurst Vineyard was founded in 1971 and planting began in 1972. The winery was built in 1974. This north facing vineyard ensures that the harvest is a couple of weeks later and reduces early frost damage. A planting programme was introduced in 2004 and there is now 20 acres of vineyard, which the visitor can walk around. For the children, there is pets corner, while there is a beauty salon for the mothers! Plantbase and the vineyard shop offer the chance to buy souvenirs. When this all gets too much you can retire to The Swan pub!


Lamberhurst
                    Vineyard
The Down, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8ER

01892 890412

Leas Lift

  
The Leas Lift, designed and built in 1885 by R.G.Waygood cost approximately £3000. Special permission was granted for the lift to be opened on the 16th September of that year - Folkestone Regatta day. The lift is termed a ’water balance’ lift. In 1890 it was decided to build a further lift alongside the 1885 installation and build a pump room to enable the water to be recycled.


Leas Lift
Open Easter to October 9.00am - 6.00 daily. October onwards Sundays only (weather permitting).

01303 852277

Leeds Castle   


Shrouded in mist, mystery and legend, Leeds Castle rises from its own lake amidst one of England’s most picturesque counties; the survivor of 1,000 years emerges into the 21st Century pre-eminent among the great buildings of the British Isles. It has experienced battles, witnessed intrigue, entertained and solaced leaders of men, inspired countless artists and now provides a place of fascination and enjoyment to half a million visitors each year of all ages.


Leeds Castle
Near Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL

01622 765400

LULLINGSTONE CASTLE

Near to Roman Villa, this historic family mansion and church was frequented by Henry VIII and Queen Anne.

Lullingstonecastle Lullingstone Park, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0JA 01322 862114

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Situated in a picturesque river valley and complete with wall paintings, superb mosaic tiled floors and even skeletal remains, the villa is one of the most exciting archaeological finds to date. The free audio tour gives a unique glimpse into Roman ‘middle-class’ life. English Heritage.

Lullingstone
              Roman Villa Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0JA 01322 863467

MARGATE CAVES

Due to re-open Easter 2007. **Experience history, mystery and legend in impressive chalk caverns which were discovered in 1798 and are believed to be over 1000 years old. The caves have, in their past, been used as a refuge from coastal invaders, a prison and dungeons, a church during years of religious persecution and a hideaway for smugglers and their contraband.

Margate Caves 1 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 2RN 01843 220139

Marle Place Gardens  

 
Tucked away up a Wealden lane lies an enchanting garden where planting and art blend to create a magical surprise around every corner. Marle Place is a peaceful, privately owned Wealden garden with ten acres of formal planting and many more acres of woodland and orchard. The delightful gardens are a combination of hedged rooms and tree lined avenues, lakes and unusual sculptures and teaming with wildlife. In the Spring there are the flowering herbaceous and annual plants and unusual shrubs to give scent and colour throughout the year.

Marle Place
                    Gardens
Marle Place Road, Brenchley, Kent TN12 7HS

01892 722304

Martello Tower No.3  

 
Martello Tower No.3 is one of seventy-four defensive towers built between 1805 and 1808 during the napoleonic period along the south coast from Folkestone in Kent to Seaford in Sussex. It was later adapted to serve numerous roles during World War II. The tower lies adjacent to the East Cliff and The Warren, internationally renowned for it’s geology and wildlife. Unfortunately, as of 2004, the tower is no longer open to the public.


Martello Tower No 3
c/o Shepway District Council, Leisure & Tourism Services, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY

01303 852277

Meopham Windmill  

 
Visitors to Meopham are struck by the unusual design of its Grade II listed, six-sided windmill. This “smock” mill was built in 1801 by the Killick brothers, a highly respected Kentish milling family, and is named due the similarity between the mill outline and the clothing worn by agricultural workers. The Killicks sold the mill in 1889 and it was the Norton family who were responsible for the mill’s switch from being sales driven to engine powered. The windmill ceased to be a working mill in 1965.


Meopham Windmill
Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent

01474 813518

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens are at the heart of an 800 acre estate comprising the house and gardens, a progressive fruit farm, woodland and grazing. The glory of the garden lies in its superb site. The house, rebuilt in 1870, but the home of the Dawes family for over 300 years, commands a truly magnificent view over woodland parks, orchards and the Swale and Thames Estuary.

Mount Ephraim
              Gardens Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX 01227 751496

Museum of Kent Life  

 
This open-air museum shows what life was like in Kent over the past 150 years. Rescued, historic buildings, saved from demolition and lovingly rebuilt, house interactive exhibits that bring the past to life. Includes oast house, bar, village hall, cottages and more. There are also gardens, farm animals, tearooms and a boat trip.


Museum of Kent Life
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU

01622 763936

New Tavern Fort

  
Visitors can step back in time in the fort’s network of underground tunnels and experience life as a Gravesend resident during the Second World War. There are also a number of guns on display that date from 1904 when the fort was rearmed due to the perceived threat from Germany. It was originally built during the1780s as part of the River Thames defence against a French naval attack, although its cannon were used to salute Louis VIII of France as he set off to reclaim his throne in 1814.


Fort Gardens
Milton Place, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BT

01474 337600

North Downs Way National Trail  

 
The North Downs National Trail runs from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent and passes through many areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you’re a Chaucer fan, why not follow the Pilgrims’ Way which constitutes part of the route and was once used by pilgrims travelling from Winchester to the shrine of St Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. There are several highlights along the way such as Leeds Castle and the White Cliffs at Dover where the path ends. The whole walk should take between 10 and 12 days and there are several youth hostels to shelter in and recharge your batteries.


North Downs
                    Way National Trail
From Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent

Nurstead Court  

 
A manor house has stood on this site since at least the reign of Edward the Confessor in the 11th Century; there are references to it belonging to a nobleman named Vlfstan in the Domesday Book. But the oldest parts of the house that visitors can see today only date back 650 years to the aisled hall built by Stephen de Gravesend, Lord of the Manor and also Bishop of London. The house has since undergone some regency and Victorian renovations and is run today as a working farm


Nurstead Court
Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD

01474 812121

Old Archbishop’s Palace

  
Experts believe the original features of this Grade I listed structure date from the 11th Century. It was intended to house the clergy from the local parish church, but in 1349 the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Simon Islip, demolished the majority of the building in order to use the materials for his new palace at Maidstone. The more recent private owners have used local materials to restore it to its former glory and the original features include a fully operational well and a 13th Century oak door.


Old Archbishops Palace
Wrotham, Kent TN15 7AH

Old Soar Manor   


This ruin, dating from approximately 1290, was once home to a medieval knight and survived intact until the 18th Century. Today visitors can still see the unique ‘solar’ living chamber above the barrel vaulted undercroft which the manor is noted for, in addition to the manor chapel, an unusual wooden spiral staircase and an exhibition detailing life at the manor and the surrounding area. There are also a number of footpaths that allow visitors to explore the striking countryside and see plenty of local wildlife.


Old Soar Manor
Plaxtol, Borough Green, Kent TN15 0QX
01732 811145

Owl House Gardens

  
Owl House Gardens are made up of sixteen acres, which are divided up into four main sections. The pavilion garden and great lawn is the first area visitors will see, in this section is the rose temple, a favourite of Lady Dufferin herself. The woodland and temple garden boasts spectacular displays of bluebells in the spring and attracts all kinds of wildlife. The water garden plays host to various ponds and fountains while the attractive walled garden takes you back to the café and gift shop.


Owl House Gardens
Mount Pleasant, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8LY

01892 891290

Owletts

  
Visitors to this red brick Charles II house will find it a fine example of a typical Kentish Yeoman family home. The furniture and other items on display all date from the era when the property belonged to Sir Herbert Baker, the renowned architect whose work can be seen in London, India and South Africa. Architectural fans will find the Carolean staircase and the Stuart plasterwork ceiling of particular note, whilst gardeners will find much of interest in the large kitchen garden.


Owletts
The Street, Cobham, Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP

01732 453401

Penshurst Place & Gardens  

 
Penshurst Place is a magnificent mediaeval house surrounded by equally magnificent gardens and ancient parkland. The house has been in the same family since 1552 and is maintained as a family home today. The gardens are richly varied, one area being divided by miles of yew hedge into a number of self-contained garden rooms, each with their own individual character and style. Another area is given over the Union Flag Garden where lavender and red and white roses are planted to form the Union flag of Great Britain.


Penshurst
                    Place
Penshurst, Kent TN11 8DG

01892 870307

Plaxtol Parish Church   


The year that this church was built – 1649 – explains the lack of dedication; no church built during the Cromwellian Commonwealth was named for any of the saints.


Plaxtol
                    Parish Church


Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

  
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, set in 400 acres, incorporates the historic mansion and landscaped gardens with spectacular views of Romney Marsh. It also houses the largest breeding herd of Black Rhino outside Africa. Indian Elephants, Siberian and Indian Tigers, small cats, monkeys, Barbary Lions and more.


Port Lympne
                    Wild Animal Park


Powell Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens  

 
The museum holds a fascinating, world class collection reflecting the African adventures of the Victorian explorer and naturalist, Major PHG Powell-Cotton. Stunning dioramas of the wildlife, and galleries full of the artefacts, jewellery, costume of Africa are complemented by displayed of weaponry, European and Far Eastern porcelain and local archaeology.


Powell
                    Cotton Museum

Quex House & Gardens, Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH Opening Times: April to Oct: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun & Bank Holiday; 11am - 5pm (House opens at 2pm). March: Sundays only; 11am - 4pm (House closed). Closed: November, December, January and February.


01843 842168  

Princess Pocahontas

  
This bronze statue, unveiled in 1958 by the Governor of Virginia, commerates the life of Pocahontas and her contribution to Anglo-American relationships.


Pocahontas


Quebec House   


Originally built during the 16th Century but added to during the 17th Century, this red brick house was the childhood home of General James Wolfe, famed for leading his British troops to victory over the French at the Battle of Quebec in 1759.


Quebec House


Restoration House

Restoration House, in the Kent city of Rochester, 30 miles south-east of London, takes its name from the stay by King Charles II on the eve of the monarch's restoration to the throne. Described as England’s finest pre-Civil War town house, it opened to the public in 2000 and belongs to Robert Tucker, who admits his work there is "a labour of love". Restoration House: Was previously owned by TV comedian Rod Hull, who fell to his death from the roof. Upstairs is the chamber in which, in Dickens’ story, Miss Havisham’s wedding feast lay untouched. Has beautiful rooms filled with 17th/18th century furniture and portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough and others. A walled garden includes a formal pond, yew hedges and herbaceous borders.

Restoration
              House 17-19 Crow Lane, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1RF 01634 848520

Richborough Castle

It was here that the Romans launched their successful invasion of Britain in 43 AD. Dover and the surrounding areas are rich in ancient Roman ruins, and Richborough is an example of one of the most impressive forts, of which many of the walls and defensive ditches survive. There is a model showing how the fort looked when it was first built. You can enjoy taped tours of this fascinating landmark.

Richborough
              Castle Richborough, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9JW 01304 612013

Rochester Castle

  
This castle’s origins date back to the 11th Century when the Bishop of Rochester, Gundolf, undertook to build one of the first stone castles in England.


Rochester
                    Castle


ROCHESTER CATHEDRAL CLICK


Originally founded in 604 by Bishop Justus, this is the second oldest cathedral in England having survived numerous Viking raids and now housing the largest collection of fragments of medieval wall paintings. The first Fresco in an English Cathedral for 800 years is now on view. Open all year, restricted during services.


Tochester
                    Cathedral
Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SZ

01634 401301  

Royal Engineers Museum

  
The Royal Engineers Museum is like no other military museum you might have visited.


Royal
                    Engineers Museum


Royal Terrace Pier  

 
The Royal Terrace Pier was built in 1844 as The Terrace Pier, but was renamed Royal in 1863 after Princess Alexandra of Denmark arrived there before her marriage to the future Edward VII.


Royal Terrace Pier


Scotney Castle Garden & Estate  

 
Scotney Castle Garden is located in the heart of Kent, near Tunbridge Wells. The 14th Century moated castle is open to the public along with the stunning gardens. Part of the castle is now ruined, and looks especially attractive in the summer covered with climbing roses.


Scotney Castle


Smallhythe Place

Owned by Shakespearean actress, Ellen Terry for 28 years, 16th century half-timbered house with sumptuous display of stage costumes and theatrical mementoes. Charming cottage garden and old fashioned rose garden. National Trust.

Smallhytheplace Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG 01580 762334

SOUTH FORELAND LIGHTHOUSE CLICK

High upon the famous White Cliffs stands this magnificent lighthouse, built in 1843. This historic building was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and was the first to display an electrically powered signal. The lighthouse was used by Marconi about 100 years ago to perform radio telegraphy experiments. The world's first international radio transmissions were made here. Enjoy a relaxed guided tour and discover what makes this lighthouse so special.

South
                Foreland Lighthouse

The Front, St. Margarets Bay, Dover, Kent, CT15 6HP

31st March - 30th October, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon and everyday in School holidays, 11.00am - 5.30pm, Last Entry 5.00pm.

01304 852463

Spa Valley Railway  

 
Restored to their former glory these trains make the journey between Tunbridge Wells Old West Station and Groombridge. The journey is three and a half miles and takes the passenger through scenic Kentish countryside and past the High Rocks.


Spa Valley
                    Railway


Squerryes Court Manor House

  
The Squerryes Court is a beautiful 17th century manor house, privately owned and lived in by the Warde family since 1731. Inside you will find a fine collection of Old Master paintings; furniture, porcelain and tapestries all collected in the 18th century. The gardens are lovely all seasons, with a lake.


Sqerries Court Manor House


St Andrew’s Arts Centre and Mission House

  
Although used now for concerts, exhibitions and plays, the Mission House was built in 1840 as the Spread Eagle tavern, before being converted in 1870 by the St Andrew’s Waterside Church mission. Their purpose was to provide spiritual and moral instruction to the floating community moored off the town.


St Andrews Arts Centre & Mission House


St George’s Church   


Wrotham’s parish church, one of the first in the country to be dedicated to St George, has stood here since 960, before St George was even the patron saint of England.


St Georges
                    Chuch


St George’s Church   


A church has stood on this site for over 500 years; there are references to it in Edward IV’s Court Roll of 1475-78. However, the current building, designed by local man Charles Sloane, has only been in existence since 1731.


St Georges
                    Gravesend


St Giles Church

  
Built in 1880 by local landowner, Edward Cazalet, this pretty stone church is renowned locally for its ghostly inhabitant, said to be Sir Henry Vane, former resident of the Fairlawne Estate and Secretary of State to Charles I.


St Giles
                    Church


St John The Baptist Church

  
Visitors to this striking flint church are often surprised to learn that it is substantially the same today as when originally built in 1325 on the site of an earlier Saxon church.


St John The Baptist Church


St Martin’s Church

  
This pretty church’s structure looks much newer than its history would suggest, the result of a fire in 1989 that destroyed all of the building except the 14th Century tower and the Stockets Chapel, paid for and named after the then owners of Brasted Place.


St
                    Martins Church


St Mary Magdalene  

 
Visitors are immediately struck by the enormity of this parish church. Built during the 13th and 14th Century by the de Cobham family, it is renowned for its collection of rare medieval brasses, said to be the finest in the world. Fifteen of these form a ‘pavement’ in the chancel and are available for rubbing by appointment. The Chancel also contains the 16th century Brooke Tomb, complete with effigies of the then Lord Cobham and his wife, which is a particularly high quality sculpture for Elizabethan times.


St Mary Magdalene
Cobham, Kent DA12 3DB

01474 814332

St Mary Magdalene’s Church   


Stone had a parish church as early as 970AD, and sections of it can still be seen in the nave and aisles of the existing 13th Century building. The church is renowned for its spectacular architecture and visitors should look out for the little details, such as the three carved heads – a European man, a European women and a man of Eastern origin – said to represent Edward I, his wife Eleanor and the Moorish assassin who tried to kill the King whilst the royal couple were on Crusade.


St Mary Magdalene Church Stone
Church Road, Stone, Kent DA9 9BH

St Mary the Virgin Church  

 
Built in the 13th Century and added to in the 14th century, this church dominates the Westerham skyline. Once inside visitors are particularly struck by the 14th Century circular staircase at the base of the tower, which is only one of two known spiral staircases of this age to turn to the left. The church also contains memorials to some of the area’s famous past residents; a hanging lamp is dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill and General Wolfe is commerated by a tablet and stained glass window.


St marys
                    Westerham
Westerham, Kent TN16 1TL
01959 561330

St Mary’s Church   


A church has stood on this site since 862AD, following the granting of a charter by King Ethelbert, although the one in existence dates from 1200 and is the result of a grant provided by Henry II when he passed through Sundridge on a pilgrimage of penance to Canterbury. Points of interest include the 17th Century church bells, the brass memorials, particularly the one representing the former Lord of the Manor, Roger Isley, in full armour, and the chalice and paten gifted by John Hyde in 1663.


St Marys
                    Sundridge
Church Road, Sundridge, Kent TN14 6DD

01959 563749

St Mary’s Church  

 
Originally built during the Norman reign, this isolated church set on the edge of the Thames’ Marshes underwent much expansion and restoration during the 14th Century, believed to be the work of an establishment of Benedictine nuns close by. Made from ragstone and knapped flint, visitors must see the 14th Century pulpit, the 15th Century chancel screen that is rare for being retained in its original position, and the south door noted for its detailed carving and original iron work.


St Marys
                    Lower Higham
Church Street, Lower Higham, Kent ME3 7LR

St Mary’s Church   


The church that visitors see today was built in the early 12th Century by the Norman family – the de Faukehams – that this village is named for. However, a wooden Saxon church existed on this site prior to that and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Although much restoration work has been carried out over the centuries, the church’s distinguishing features include the Norman font, the 17th Century bell, the Walter family brasses, the Nave’s 13th century wall painting, and the Chancel’s stained glass window.


St Marys
                    Fawkham
Valley Road, Fawkham, Kent DA3
()1474 703819 

St Mildred’s Church  

 
Also known as the Little Church in the Field, St Mildred’s is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The saint who this pretty church is named for was born around 660 and succeeded her mother as Abbess of Minster Abbey, Thanet. She held this position for 30 years and played a prominent role in the spiritual and cultural life of the population. Following her death in 725 she was proclaimed a saint. The church was rebuilt in the 13th Century with its tower added in the15th Century.

St
                    Mildreds Church
Nurstead, Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD

01474 813170

St Peter & St Paul’s Church  

 
The exact age of this church, with its 15th Century ragstone tower, is unknown, but the granting of the right in the 13th Century to the Lord of the Manor to hold a fair on the festival of St Peter and St Paul suggests that it is at least 700 years old. Of particular note is the 54 inch tall brass of the 13th Century Sir William de Bryene, a former Lord of Kemsing and Seal, and the sideboard made from the church rood screen which was dismantled during the Civil War for safe keeping.


St Peter
                    & St Paul Church
Church Street, Seal, Kent TN15 0AT

St Peter and St Paul Church  

 
Until the 19th Century, this striking building was the largest parish church in Kent. The present chancel dates back to the early 12th Century and in Norman times comprised the entire church. Other items of interest include the remains of the 13th Century water stoup, used by parishioners to dip their fingers in holy water before making the sign of the cross, and the piscina, a series of basins used by the priest to wash his hands before celebrating Mass – both of these were partially destroyed during the Reformation.


St
                    Peter & St Paul Church
Church Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1HD

01732 770962

St Peter and St Paul’s Church

  
TThis tiny church is the result of Henry III’s church reforms during the 13th Century when many noblemen built churches within the boundaries of their own manors. Despite some restoration following the collapse of the nave roof in 1865, many of the Church’s medieval features remain. But it is St Peter and St Paul’s rare 19th Century wall paintings, described as a particularly fine example of Victorian church art, that most visitors come to see, especially ‘Pentecost’ and ‘The Donation of the Keys’.


St
                    Peter & St Pauls Church
Luddesdown Road, Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE

01474 814332

Stoneacre

Small and quite lovely 15th century half timbered house, it was restored in the 1920s and of special interest are the Crown Post and Great Hall. A very pretty garden featured in magazines and Good Gardens Guide. National Trust.

Stoneacre Stoneacre Lane, Otham, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8RS 01622 862157

Temple Manor (English Heritage)

The manor house of the Knights Templar, constructed during the thirteenth century.

Temple Manor Knight Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent 01634 827980

The Chantry Heritage Centre   


Visitors can view exhibits relating to the centre’s variety of uses over the centuries, reflecting its status as Gravesend’s oldest building.


The Chantry
                    Heritage Centre


The Lost Village of Dode

  
This pretty hamlet gets its unusual name as a result of the village being virtually wiped out by the plague during the 14th century. In fact, there is only one original building remaining.


The Lost Village of Dode


The Pantiles  

 
The discovery of spa water from the Chalybeate Spring in the seventeenth century marked the start of the Pantiles and of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The popularity of this spa water amongst the upper class Georgians, led to the popularity of Tunbridge Wells as a spa resort.


The Pantiles


The Pines Garden   


The Pines Garden lies in a hollow above the towering 200ft. White Cliffs of Dover. This relatively young garden has six acres of undulating lawns, mature trees and flowering shrubs giving it open parkland peacefulness.


The Pines Garden


The Shell Grotto   


The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places, a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite shell mosaic. Nobody knows who created it, although many believe it is a 2000-year-old temple.


The Shell Grotto


The South of England Rare Breeds Centre   


A fun family day out with friendly farm animals. Meet golden goats, curly-wool sheep and spotted piglets; you can even play amongst the piglets. Lots more, too – playground, paddling pool, trailer rides, woodland walks, gift shop, plant centre and ‘The Play Barn’ with large, indoor soft-play structure.


The South of Rngland Rare Breeds Centre


Swanton Mill

Working windmill.

Swanton Mill Situated: Mersham 01233 720223

The Three Daws   


The Three Daws is reputed to be the oldest pub in Kent and is a Grade II listed building.


The Three Daws


Tonbridge Bridge  

 
Although many people believe that it is this locally well known bridge that gives the town its name, the first bridge only appeared in Tonbridge in 1526. The original bridge, paid for by Henry VIII, was built of stone with five arches.


Tonbridge
                    Bridge


TONBRIDGE CASTLE CLICK

 
Described as Kent’s best example of a Motte-and-Bailey gatehouse, Tonbridge Castle’s origins date back to the Norman invasion of 1066. William the Conqueror granted his relative, Richard Fitzgilbert (later de Clare), lands in Kent and with it the responsibility of guarding the River Medway crossing at Tonbridge.
History comes alive for young and old at Tonbridge Castle. You can see and hear what it was like to be a lord or lady 700 years ago.At Tonbridge Castle we cater for weddings and civil partnerships as well and gatehouse tours and educational visits.


Tonbridge
                    Castle
Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BO

01732 770929

Tonbridge Riverside Gardens  

 
These 14 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens were originally part of Tonbridge Castle’s grounds and it is still possible today to see much evidence of the Motte and Bailey’s existence.


Tonbridge
                    Riverside Gardens


Tonbridge School  

 
Tonbridge School is one of the most striking buildings in this historic market town. Situated in 150 acres, the school was founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judde under the Letters Patent of King Edward VI.


Tonbridge
                    School


Town Pier

  
Gravesend’s Town Pier is the world’s oldest remaining cast iron pier and was built in 1834 as a passenger pier. Perhaps the most striking aspect is the colour mosaic at the front of the pier depicting the Gravesend Watermen’s Riot of 1833.


Town Pier
                    Gravesend


Toys Hill   


Toys Hill forms part of the 450 acres of woodland that lies between the towns of Westerham, Edenbridge and Sevenoaks and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Grade I site of national importance for nature conservation.


Toys Hill


Trosley Country Park

  
The 160 acres that make up this beautiful country park were once part of the Trosley Towers Estate but are now a Special Site of Scientific Interest.


Trosley
                    Country Park


Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences. Over the centuries it has transformed from a fortress to a beautiful stately home with exceptional gardens. It is the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, currently the Queen Mother. Taped tours are available in several languages.

Walmer Castle Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ 01304 364288

White Cliffs of Dover   


The ’White Cliffs of Dover’ need little introduction and are known throughout the world. Situated in the southeast corner of Kent, the cliffs are the first glimpse of England gained by many international visitors travelling from continental Europe.


White Cliffs of Dover


Willesborough Windmill

Working windmill.

Willesborough
              Windmill Situated: Ashford : 01233 661866

Windmill Hill and Gardens  

 
The climb to the top is worth it for the spectacular views it offers of the River Thames.


Windmill Hill & Gardems


Woodchurch Windmill

Working windmill.

Woodchurch
              Windmill Situated: Woodchurch 01233 860649

Yalding Organic Gardens   


Yalding Organic Gardens provide a history of gardening in Britain. Starting from a woodland walk, the visitor proceeds through a 13th Century apothecary’s garden to a medieval knot garden.

 


Yalding
                    Organic Gardens






THE GARDENS OF KENT
"The Garden of England"
Garden & Opening Times
Picture
Address
Tel
Bayham Old Abbey
This 13th Century abbey survived until it was dissolved by Henry VIII during the Reformation. It was, however, partly rebuilt in the 18th century to provide a romantic view for the nearby house. Despite this, the remains of the church, cloister, chapter house and dormitory date still date from the thirteenth Century, as does all the detail found on the abbey remains. The abbey was built out of local sandstone. Visitors to Bayham Abbey can also view the nearby 18th century Dower house. The abbey is set in a picturesque wooded valley, near Tunbridge Wells and Lamberhurst. Repton produced one of his best Red Books for this place. He described the project as an 'Application of Gardening and Architecture united, in the formation of a new place'. One can see it as a precursor of the Jekyll-Lutyens approach. The scheme was not implemented, except for a lake more or less as he proposed it. The Abbey ruins are managed by English Heritage and can be visited.Opening times - April to September. Daily. Open 11am to 5pm.
Baynham Abbey Lamberhurst,
Kent, 
TN3 8DE
4 miles east of Tunbridge Wells and 2 miles west of Lamberhurst.
BAYHAM OLD ABBEY CLICK
Tel :01892 890381
Beacon Wood Country Park
This 70-acre country park takes its name from the beacons that were built here during the Napoleonic Wars to warn Londoners if their enemies were attempting an invasion. Given the wide variety of plant life found here, such as oak, ash, chestnut, bluebells, dogs mercury and wood anemone, and the numerous ponds that are home to both amphibians and insects, many walkers are surprised to learn of the park’s industrial history. In the late 19th Century the EC Powder Company manufactured smokeless gun powder here.
Beacon Wood
Southfleet Road, Bean, Kent DA2 8BS 
BEACON WOOD COUNTRY PARK CLICK
Tel : 01622 817623
Bedgebury National Pinetum
The National Pinetum at Bedgebury has one of the largest collections of conifers on one site in the world, with many rare and endangered species The character of the Pinetum has more seasonal variation than one would expect in a conifer collection: green in winter, except when touched by frost and snow, brightened by rhododendrons and bulbs in spring, heavy with shade in summer, illuminated by the autumn colour of deciduous trees and berries in autumn. The National Pinetum at Bedgebury was established as the National Conifer Collection in 1925. It is now recognised as the most complete collection of conifers on one site anywhere in the world and is a Historic Arboretum Grade II. The collection has over 10,000 trees specimens growing across 320 acres; including rare, endangered and historically important specimens. The Pinetum is home to some 91 vulnerable or critically endangered species and five NCCPG National Collections (Yew, Juniper, Thuja, Lawson Cypress and Leyland Cypress) and contains some of the oldest and largest examples of conifers in Britain. As well as playing an important scientific role in international conservation, the National Pinetum is a beautiful and tranquil place to walk, picnic and enjoy nature away from the stresses of everyday life. It was voted Warburtons Best Picnic Site in the South 2007.Opening times - All year. Daily. Open 8am to dusk (8pm in summer).
Bedgebury Pinetum Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, England, TN17 2SL
Bedgebury National Pinetum is 7 miles east of Tunbridge Wells, just off the A21 along the B2079.

BEDGEBURY NATIONAL PINETUM CLICK
Tel :  01580 211781
Beech Court Gardens,  Nr Ashford
The ten acre informal garden at Beech Court is noted for its tranquility and natural beauty.  Many of our regular customers describe it as “a little bit of old England!”, planted and landscaped in the 1950s by the previous owners out of a medieval farm with the famous gardens of Inverewe in mind.  The peak of colour is in the month of May with rhododendrons, azaleas and viburnums in full bloom.  The garden is also planted with rare and interesting trees including Kalopanax, Eucryphia (the tallest in Kent), Redwoods and a fine collection of acers.  The present owner has introduced climbing roses, such as the famous Bobby James, Kitsgate and Paul’s Himalayan Musk.  Island beds, spacious lawns and an interesting collection of many different varieties of hydrangeas make this a garden for all seasons ending with a spectacular finale of autumn colour.  Opening times Sat. March 20 - Sun. Oct 31. Saturday - Thursday - 10.30 - 5.30 but CLOSED on Fridays except for group bookings. Disabled Access, refreshments, plant sales, picnic area, pet animals, rural life collection, picture gallery, childrens trail.
Beech Court Gardens, Challock, Ashford, Kent, TNT25 4DJ
 5m N of Ashford, Faversham 6m, Canterbury 9m.  W of Xrds A251/A252, off the Lees
click here for a map

BEECH COURT GARDENS CLICK
 Tel 01233 740735
Belmont Park
Belmont is an eighteenth century house (designed by Samuel Wyatt) with a Victorian garden. The old garden has a yew walk, borders, a pool, a rockery and a folly. The former vegetable garden Belmont has been re-designed  by Arabella Lennox Boyd. Fruit and vegetables are still grown but the space is also an aesthetic design and it is interesting to see the two objectives combined. There is also a mandala garden outside the walled garden. Opening times - House open April to end September, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 2pm to 5pm. Gardens open all year daily 10am to 6pm (or dusk).
Belmont House & Gardens Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham,
Kent,  
ME13 0HH
Belmont Park is 4.5 miles south west of Faversham, off A251.
BELMONT PARK CLICK
Tel : 01795 890202
Broadview Gardens
A college garden with a good plant collection and a series of demonstration and experimental gardens. The gardens are coming under the influence of the University of Greenwich BA Hons Garden Design course, which has a studio on this campus. Broadview Gardens is a unique garden originally designed and maintained as a teaching resource for students at Hadlow College, now open to the public. The 8 acres of garden are formed around a 100 metre long double mixed border backed with clipped Yew hedges and columnar Oak trees. From the border run two grass avenues lined with clipped hedges. Hanging from this structure are a variety of large and small contemporary and traditional gardens designed and built by students of Hadlow College. Each year, from September to May, students build new gardens on themes from domestic gardens, show gardens to public landscape styles using an extensive variety of plants and materials in common and innovative ways. A selection of the gardens currently able to be seen are The Grasses Garden, The Medicinal Garden, The Oriental Garden, The subtropical style Garden (May to October), The Italian Garden and the Dry Garden. There is also a natural style space with lake, meadow and wooded areas, and an ornamental planted lake with moist border.
 Broadview Gardens are used as a teaching resource for our BA (Hons Garden Design, our HND in Amenity Horticulture and other programmes (including the University of Greenwich MA and BA in Landscape Architecture). Opening times - All year. Daily. Open 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sunday).
Broa4x Hadlow,
nr Tonbridge, Kent,  
TN11 0AL
4 miles east of Tonbridge, west of Hadlow village.

BROADVIEW GARDENS CLICK

Canterbury Cathedral Cloister Garden
Canterbury Cathedral   was founded in 602 rebuilt after the Norman Conquest (1066) by the first Norman archbishop Lanfranc (1070-1077). He also built the cloister when is shown on the oldest European garden drawing (1165) of an actual cloister. The cloisters were rebuilt in the 15th century. See blog post on the social use of cloister gardens and information on monastic cloister garths.Canterbury was founded as a cathedral (ie the seat of a bishop). It then became a monastic instutition, Christ Chuch Priory, which was disolved in 1539. The cloister, which was the heart of the monks' daily routine, survives.
Canterbury Cathedral Cloister Garden Garth Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH
Canterbury Cathedral Precincts.  Enter Precincts by main Christchurch gate. No access for cars: please use park & ride and public car parks. Gardens will be signed within Precincts
click here for a map

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL CLICK
Tel : 01227 762862
Camer Park
Camer Park is comprised of 45 acres of designated Outstanding Natural Beauty. Following the death of its last resident, Kate Smith-Masters, the Camer estate was sold to Strood Rural District Council in 1967 for £9,750 and converted to a public park in 1971. Visitors can choose to either roam at leisure admiring the variety of original trees that make up the mature parkland or undertake one of the series of walks devised by Meopham Footpaths Group through the adjoining woodland.
Camer
                              Park Camer Park Road, Meopham, Kent DA13 0AL

CAMER PARK CLICK
Tel : 01474 337553
Charts Edge, Westerham
Charts Edge is located on the outskirts of Westerham, Kent (near to Chartwell) as seen on TV and in the Good Gardens Guide. There are 10 acres of spectacular gardens interspersed with many unusual and diverse features including magnificent displays of rhododendrons and azaleas, a Victorian folly and dell garden, water gardens and cascades. We also have a rill garden with rainbow border, a sculpture trail, rock gardens and mixed/herbaceous borders along with an exotic garden. The majority of the plants are labelled and there are many rare and unusual plants. Other features include a tearoom and plant sales. The gardens are ideally suited for all ages, and provide partial access for disabled visitors. Dogs and group tours are also welcome. From Friday 16th April to Friday 17th September  - Friday's and Sunday's 2-5pm. Private visits by appointment, including tours by the Head Gardener. Tearoom and plant sales. Partial access for disabled visitors
Charts Edge   Charts Edge,
Hosey Hill,
Westerham,
 Kent, TN16 1PL,
 ½m S of Westerham, 4m N of Edenbridge.  On B2026 towards Chartwell
click here for a map
CHARTS EDGE CLICK
  Tel 01959 565541/01732 504556
Chartwell House Gardens
Once the home of Winston Churchill, Chartwell boasts spectacular views over the Kent countryside. The gardens include the various lakes and ponds which Churchill built, as well as Lady Churchill’s rose garden and a vegetable garden, which is being restored to its original state. The house contains a vast collection of Churchill’s paintings, photos and memorabilia. Sir Winston Churchill's garden has a fine site and a calm dignified air. The style is Arts and Crafts, with a grass terrace in front of the house, a walled garden to one side and an 'informal' area on the other. It was designed by Sir Winston and Lady Churchill, with the Malborough Pavilion designed by Philip Tilden. Sir Winston built the garden walls and a summerhouse himself. The property also has a restaurant and a National Trust gift shop. Details of special events, such as guided walks and lectures, can be obtained upon request.
Chartwell Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS
 4m N of Edenbridge.  2m S of Westerham. Fork L off B2026 after 1½m
click here for a map

CHARTWELL CLICK
Tel :01732 868193
Cobham Hall Garden
One of the largest, finest and most important houses in Kent, Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful, red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean and 18th Century styles.It yields much of interest to the student of art, architecture and history. The Elizabethan wings were begun in 1584 whilst the central section contains the Gilt Hall, wonderfully decorated by John Webb, Inigo Jones_ most celebrated pupil, 1654. Further rooms were decorated by James Wyatt in the 18th century.Cobham Hall, now a girls_ school, has been visited by several of the English monarchs from Elizabeth I to Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor.A great Elizabethan house, with seventeenth and eighteenth century additions, set in a deer park which no longer has deer. Humphry Repton produced a Red Book for the garden (c1790) and it is being restored the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust. The bastion and balustrade Humphry Repton designed survive and have been restored, as has a section of Repton's wire fence. His grand plan for making gardens round what was a big house in a bare landscape is very much in evidence. The 'Elizabethan' gardens in front of the house were not part of Repton's scheme - they were designed by a Cobham Hall school teacher (Kathleen Faure) in the 1980s.  The area east of the house has a small temple and a pumphouse designed by Repton. Repton hoped to 'astonish some of the improvers in modern serpentine gardening' by proposing a 'broad and stately mall along a straight line of terrace'  Opening times - Various Sunday, Wednesday and Bank Holidays. 1. Open 2pm to 6pm.
Cobham
                              Hall Cobham,
Kent
 DA12 3BL
5m W of Rochester.  8m E of M25 J2. Take A2 to exit signed Cobham, Shorne, Higham. Disregard Sat Nav directions to Lodge Lane; entrance to Cobham Hall on Brewers Rd 100m S of A2
click here for a map


COBHAM HALL CLICK
Tel :01474 823371
Doddington Place Gardens
The lovely landscaped gardens are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. There is a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June – which includes many different varieties of rhododendron and azalea; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools; a formal sunk garden with borders and a recently completed flint and brick folly. Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.open 2010. Every Sunday from Easter Day until the end of September.  Sundays 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm. Bank Holiday Mondays 2 – 5:00 pm.Group visits on other days by arrangement. Coaches by appt only. Refreshments, disabled access.


Doddington Place Gardens Sittingbourne,
 Kent
ME9 0BB
6m SE of Sittingbourne.  From A20 turn N opp Lenham or from A2 turn S at Teynham or Ospringe (Faversham), all 4m
click here for a map

DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS CLICK
Tel : 01795 886385
Downs House
Visit the family home of Charles Darwin and see the very chair in which he sat to write the scientific masterpiece that first scandalised and then revolutionised the Victorian world. Walk in the footsteps of a true genius and compare Darwin’s public persona with the family man. Through a variety of displays and interactive exhibitions especially designed to inspire a younger audience, you can involve yourself in Key Questions about mankind and its origins.Orchids, sundews, peas, hollyhocks and even weeds all played a central role in Charles Darwin’s evolutionary studies.
Many of the experiments he conducted on them for over 40 years in his ‘living’ laboratory - his pretty garden at Down House near Orpington , Kent - have now been recreated by head gardener Toby Beasley and his team.  They form the highlight of twice-weekly expertly guided tours of the restored Victorian grounds taking place throughout the summer. The tours graphically bring to life Darwin ’s prolific studies of nature in his gardens at Down House and in the surrounding countryside – the area selected as this year’s UK nomination to UNESCO for World Heritage Site statusOpening times - March to mid December. Opens 11am. Guided garden tours June to September every Wednesday and Sunday at 3pm.  Tea Room, Good disabled access.

Down
                              House Luxted Road,
 Downe,
Kent
BR6 7JT
Down House garden is off the A21, signposted from Biggin Hill.
DOWNS HOUSE CLICK
Tel :
01689 859119
East Northdown Farm & Gardens
This lovely garden is at the home of William and Louise Friend. East Northdown has a traditional Kent farmhouse garden on chalk near the sea. It has a wide range of plants tolerant of local conditions, especially draught tolerant, grey leaved or evergreen small shrubs that benefit from the dry, windy but mild Mediterranean microclimate. The adjacent nursery has a vast  range of small trees, shrubs and perennials in a variety of sizes on sale which are catalogued on their web-site. Please phone for details. Refreshments, dogs on lead.
East Northdown Farm and Gardens,
Margate,
Kent 
CT9 3ES 
5m SW of Sevenoaks.  1½m S of A25 on Sundridge-Ide Hill Rd. 1½m N of Ide Hill off B2042
click here for a map

EAST NORTHDOWN CLICK
 Tel 01843 862060
Emmetts Garden
Fans of Merchant Ivory will recognise these 18 acres of gardens and woodland from the 1985 film ‘Room With A View’. Frederick Lubbock, influenced by his friend, the Edwardian garden writer, William Robinson, was responsible for transforming the existing farmland into the six acres of informal gardens. In addition to having the highest tree top in Kent, the 100 feet high Wellingtonia, the gardens contain numerous rare shrubs and trees from across the world. Of particular note are the Italianate Rose Garden, the Camellia Garden and the Bluebell Den. Opening times - Mid March to May: Tuesday to Sunday., June: Wednesday to Sunday., July to October: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday., Open 11am to 5pm.
Emmetts Garden Ide Hill,
Sevenoaks,
 Kent TN14 6AY
5m SW of Sevenoaks.  1½m S of A25 on Sundridge-Ide Hill Rd. 1½m N of Ide Hill off B2042
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Tel :
01732 751509
Finchcocks Garden
Finchcocks is an early Georgian manor house surrounded by 13 acres of gardens and parkland. The house is now a musical museum with a famous collection of period keyboards. There is a walled garden, pergolas and orchard. Opening times - Easter to September. Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Also open Wednesday and Thursdays in August.
Finchcocks Garden, Kent Finchcocks,
Kent,  
TN17 1HH
On the A262.
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Godinton House and Gardens
"An ancient estate in a magnificant park with thrilling formal gardens now splendidly restored - one of Kent’s finest" - The Times. A Jacobean house incorporating a medieval hall, Tudor staircase and later additions. Its wonderful carving, furniture, porcelain and contrasting decoration, reflect a fascinating history. Set in 12 acres of wonderful gardens and surrounded by tranquil parkland, convenient for M20 (J9) and Ashford. Visitors are taken in small groups on a guided tour of the house and are free to explore the gardens at will.Opening times - Late March to late October. Garden opens Thursday to Monday 2pm to 5.30pm.
Godinton House & Gardens Godinton House, Godinton Lane, Ashford,
Kent
 TN23 3BP
1½m W of Ashford.  M20 J9 to Ashford. Take A20 towards Charing and Lenham, then follow brown tourist signs
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Tel :
01233 620773
Goodnestone Park Gardens
A Palladian house with garden features from various periods. There is parkland, a terrace, a walled garden and a woodland garden. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor here, to see her brother. Opening times - End March to end October. Daily except Mondays (but open Bank Holidays) and Tuesdays. Also open some Sundays for early Spring bulbs before end March - check Goodnestone Website. Open 11am to 5pm.

Goodnestone Park Gardens, England Goodnestone, Canterbury,
Kent,
 CT3 1PL
 6m SE of Canterbury.  Village lies S of B2046 from A2 to Wingham. Brown tourist signs off B2046
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 Tel 01304 840107
Great Comp Garden
Great Comp is a  garden of 7 acres, comprising many beautiful and rare shrubs, perennials and other hardy and half hardy plants. It is a plantsman's haven, with the year starting off with Helleborus, followed by Magnolias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas; then through the remainder of the year with rare and exotic shrubs and perennial plants - such as the huge collection of Salvias.
There are substantial areas of both formal and informal plantings - teasingly linked with meandering grass paths and home built ruins - homing in on an Italian Garden! The garden has been built over the last 40 years by Eric Cameron. The garden is open every day from 1st April - 31st October. 11am until 5pm. Coach parties are welcome - by appointment. Visits can be arranged outside normal opening times.
Photo by Paul©  Comp Lane, Platt, Borough Green,
Sevenoaks, Kent,
TN15 8QS
7m E of Sevenoaks.  A20 at Wrotham Heath, take Seven Mile Lane, B2016; at 1st Xrds turn R; garden on L ½m
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Tel : 01732 885094
Great Dixter House and Gardens
Great Dixter is the family home of the late Christopher Lloyd, who had devoted his lifetime to creating one of the most experimental, exciting and constantly changing gardens of our time. Incorporating many medieval buildings, the gardens surround the house, each complementing the other. There is a wide variety of interest at  from yew topiary, carpets of meadow flowers, dazzling colourful mixed borders (including the famous Long Border), natural ponds, a formal pool, and the wonderful Exotic Garden. Christopher Lloyd and head gardener Fergus Garrett were constantly experimenting at this great garden which no garden enthusiast should miss. House and Gardens open 1st April to 31st October - Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Gardens 11.00 to 5.00pm (last admission) House 2.00 to 5.00pm Shop, disabled access although difficult in places, plant sales, refreshments.
Great Dixter by Paul Leitch Great Dixter,
 Northiam,
TN31 6PH,

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 Tel 01797 252878.
Groombridge Bridge Place
This magical house and gardens were the setting for a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and it is easy to see why. The formal gardens were laid out to be part of the house outside, while the enchanted forest offers exciting playgrounds and stunning views. The bird of prey centre offers flying displays three times a day, while the dark walk and the swing walk offer excitement! If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the zeedonk and the shy deer which live in the forest. The garden restaurant offers good food while the country store offers souvenirs of your day.Opening times - End March to early November. Daily. Open 10am to 5:30pm or dusk if earlier.
GROOMBRIDGE PLACE  
Groombridge,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN3 9QG
Groombridge Place garden is 4 miles south west of Tunbridge Wells, by A264 and B2110.
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Tel :
01892 861444
Hall Place
A fine Grade 1 Listed country house built in 1540 for Sir John Champneis, a Lord Mayor of London, and extended in the 17th century. The house is set in beautiful formal gardens on the banks of the River Cray. Now owned by Bexley Council, some of its rooms are open to the public. A magnificent Great Hall contains an 18th century chamber organ built by George England. Hall Place houses Bexley Museum and galleries that offer a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year. The house is also the venue for concerts, lectures and private functions. Open daily in summer and Monday - Saturday in winter.
Hall Place Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ
4m W of Tonbridge.  From A21 Sevenoaks to Tonbridge, B245 to Hildenborough, then R onto B2027 through Leigh & on R
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Tel :
01322 526574
Hever Castle Garden
Childhood home of Ann Boleyn, dating back to 1270. Step back into the splendour of the Tudor Court as it is recreated with costumed figures, displays and portraits. The garden was made, after 1903, for William Waldorf Astor, with 1,000 men employed. Its style is Italian/Arts and Crafts and still contains the large collection of Italian sculpture which Astor assembled when American Ambassador in Rome. The gardens were designed by an architect (F L Pearson) and a nurseryman (J Cheale). A 38 acre lake was also made, dug by 800 workers over 2 years. The garden has topiary chessmen clipped from golden yew, a Pompeiian Wall, a great pergola, a loggia, a rose garden and a fountain inspired by the Villa d'Este. Adventure playground including NEW Henry VIII's Tower Maze, gift shop, garden shop, restaurants. Opening times - Easter to October. Daily. Gardens open 10:45am to 6pm. Also open Thursday to Sunday in November.
Hever Castle Hever,
Edenbridge,
 Kent,
 TN8 7NG
3m SE of Edenbridge.  Between Sevenoaks & East Grinstead off B2026. Signed from J5 & J6 of M25, A21, A264
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Tel : 01732 865224
Hole Park Garden
Hole Park Gardens are situated on the edge of the picturesque Weald village of Rolvenden. A family owned estate Hole Park has been owned by the Barham family for the past four generations.The gardens reflect the care and long-term planning that is unique to family owned estates. It also manages to combine formalised gardens with true woodland elements.Visitors can now enjoy the New Exotic Border and autumn colour in the gardens.


Hole
                              Park Rolvenden,
Cranbrook,
Kent,
 TN17 4JB
 4m SW of Tenterden.  Midway between Rolvenden & Benenden on B2086
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Tel : 01580 241 344 / 241 386
Iden Croft Herbs
Iden Croft Herbs is situated no more than 10 minutes drive from Sissinghurst Castle and should be visited if you are in the area. The garden and nursery has all the atmosphere of the 1950s and there are surprises at every corner. You will be surrounded by herbs and the gravel paths lead you to a gate in the wall where you step through to a lovely walled garden which dates from Tudor times. In here there are more herbs, herbaceous plants climbers, and aromatic plants. There is a National collection of mints and many plants can be purchased in the extensive nursery. open - March to September - Monday through to Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sundays & Bank Holidays 11 am - 5pm.
Refreshments, shop, Plant Nursery.

Iden Croft Herbs by Paul Leitch  Frittenden Road, Staplehurst, Kent.
TN12 0DH

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Ightham Mote 
This Grade I listed building is a fine example of a 14th Century moated manor house and visitors can still view some of the original rooms that date back to when it was built in 1330, including the Great Hall, Crypt, Old Chapel and two Solars.A rectangular lawn, on the site of a medieval stew pond, gives a Enclosed Style appearance to the garden. The National Trust is restoring some of the nineteenth century planting. For almost 700 years the gardens have provided the backdrop and setting for all the dramas of life played out at Ightham Mote.The needs of food production, fashion, new pastimes, collector’s zeal and the changing financial fortunes of the owners have all left their mark. Like the house, the garden is a survivor, retaining many of its oldest features. Just as in the house we are left with a patchwork of different periods the significance of which are only now coming to light.We are approaching the end of an extensive period of research into the designed landscape which will inform the way that the gardens are used and presented. This will allow us to better reflect the history of this wonderful garden. Ightham Mote’s 14-acre garden nestles in a sunken valley & surrounds the beautiful medieval moated manor house. The North Lake and Woodland Garden with ornamental pond & cascade was created in the early 19th century with interesting trees to walk and sit amongst with pleasurable views to the house showing off its romantic setting. The Orchard, Enclosed Garden, Memorial Garden and Vegetable & Cutting Garden all contribute to the garden’s sense of tranquility for which it is famed. The garden has “sat quietly” as a backdrop during the 15 year conservation project on the house. Now emerging out of the shadows for its moment of real glory, it is an exciting time to visit as a Conservation Plan is underway for the garden to become an attraction in its own right. These changes will be interpreted for our visitors as they occur.Opening times - Core Season 2009: 14 March - 1 November. 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Last entry 4.30 p.m.) Closed Tues/Weds.
Ightham Mote Mote Road,
Ivy Hatch,
Sevenoaks,
Kent,
 TN15 0NT
 6m E of Sevenoaks.  Off A25, 2½m S of Ightham. Buses from rail stns Sevenoaks or Borough Green to Ivy Hatch, ½m walk to Ightham Mote
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Tel :
01732
810378
Kearsney Court Garden
A garden designed by Thomas Mawson. There is a canal garden bounded by pergolas and a serpentine lake. Opening times - All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk
Kearsney Court Garden Ben Axcell Alkham Road,
Dover,
Kent,
CT16 3PG
2 miles north east of Dover.
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Knole Park 
Created in the 15th Century for the Archbishops of Canterbury to have somewhere away from court for hunting and other recreational activities, these 1000 acres of beautiful parkland is the only remaining medieval deer park in the county. Visitors to the park, which is owned by the current Lord Sackville, are frequently amazed by how close one can get to the herds of wild deer that the park is home to. Knole Park also provides access to Sevenoaks Environmental Park which features a mixture of wetlands, wild flower meadows and woodland.Opening times - Garden open late March to late October on Wednesdays, 11am to 4pm. Park open daily for pedestrians.
Knole
                              Park Sevenoaks,
 Kent
TN15 0RP
½m SE of Sevenoaks.  Stn: Sevenoaks
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Tel :
01732
462100
Leeds Castle and Culpeper Gardens
Shrouded in mist, mystery and legend, Leeds Castle rises from its own lake amidst one of England’s most picturesque counties; the survivor of 1,000 years emerges into the 21st Century pre-eminent among the great buildings of the British Isles. It has experienced battles, witnessed intrigue, entertained and solaced leaders of men, inspired countless artists and now provides a place of fascination and enjoyment to half a million visitors each year of all ages. It is very beautiful but nothing remains of the medieval or Tudor gardens which the castle surely had. The tower, described as a 'Gloriette', was designed as a place from which to view the park. There is also a garden, named after the herbalist Nicholas Culpeper, which was started by Russell Page in 1980 and is now mature. In 1987 a maze with a grotto was added. The designers were Randall Coate and Adrian Fisher. The Woodland Garden has meandering streams. The Lady Baillie Garden overlooks the lake and has a red brick Arts and Crafts style.A 3,000-acre estate originally surrounded the castle. The parkland is now much smaller, but still contains farms, woodland, a golf course and several gardens. In Spring, the Wood Garden alongside the River Len is a particularly lovely way to approach the castle. Its carpet of Daffodils, Narcissi and Anemones presents a vibrant burst of colour. Later in the year, the visitor is treated to the splendor of Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Opening times - All year. Daily. Closed , 3rd July, 6th and 7th November and 25th December. Open 10am, last admission 3pm (Oct-Mar), 4.30pm (Apr-Sep). ME17 1PL
Leeds Castle Near Maidstone,
Kent,
Leeds Castle garden is 6 miles east of Maidstone and 0.25 miles south of A20

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Tel :
01622 765400
Lullingstone Castle World Garden
Near to Roman Villa, this historic family mansion and church was frequented by Henry VIII and Queen Anne. Tom Hart Dyke converted the castle's 2 acre walled gardens into a World Garden of Plants to raise funds for the upkeep of his ancestral home.  The design of the World Garden is a (roughly drawn) map of the world consisting of continent-shaped beds. Plant species from around the world are planted in the map according to their country of origin. Notable specimens include a Wollemi Pine and Silver Princess Eucalyptus Caesia. The planting design, by Adam Bailey, is good. But the world map cannot be seen from eye level and, had the ground been level, the design idea would have worked very much better if the land between the continents had been water and all the pedestrian routes were on bridges or dry land.The old residential castle and chapel are exceptionally fine and a good selection of plants is on sale. Opening times - Early April to late September. Friday and Saturday open 12pm to 5pm. Sunday and Bank Holidays except Good Friday open 2pm to 6pm.
Lullingstonecastle Lullingstone Park, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0JA
1m from Eynsford.  M25 J3, signs to Brands Hatch then Eynsford. In Eynsford turn R at church over ford bridge. Follow lane under viaduct, with Lullingstone Roman Villa on R, to private rd sign, follow signs for World Garden via Gatehouse
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Tel :
01322
 862114
Marle Place Gardens   
Tucked away up a Wealden lane lies an enchanting garden where planting and art blend to create a magical surprise around every corner. Marle Place is a peaceful, privately owned Wealden garden with ten acres of formal planting and many more acres of woodland and orchard. The delightful gardens are a combination of hedged rooms and tree lined avenues, lakes and unusual sculptures and teaming with wildlife. In the Spring there are the flowering herbaceous and annual plants and unusual shrubs to give scent and colour throughout the year.Marle Place is an extensive and peaceful Wealden garden cared for and enlarged by the artist and tree loving owners of 40 years. Victorian and Edwardian features, a gazebo, a rockery and an Italianate scented garden blend with modern planting and planning, including a mosaic terrace. Within the yew hedged kitchen garden a restored Victorian glasshouse holds an exotic display of orchids.   Glorious fresh Spring colour is followed by the scent and abundance of midsummer shrub roses, annuals and perennials. Autumn’s spectacular leaf colour, displayed in the huge variety of trees old and new, and the sparkle of the herbaceous borders close the season. The gardens are encircled by ancient woodland a stream and ponds.
Marle Place Gardens Marle Place Road, Brenchley,
Kent
TN12 7HS
 8m SE of Tonbridge.  From A21 Kippings Cross roundabout take B2160 to Matfield, R to Brenchley, then follow brown tourist signs. From A21 Forstal Farm roundabout take B2162 Horsmonden rd and follow signs
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Tel :
01892
722304
Mount Ephraim Gardens
Mount Ephraim Gardens are at the heart of an 800 acre estate comprising the house and gardens, a progressive fruit farm, woodland and grazing. The glory of the garden lies in its superb site. The house, rebuilt in 1870, but the home of the Dawes family for over 300 years, commands a truly magnificent view over woodland parks, orchards and the Swale and Thames Estuary.
Mount Ephraim Gardens Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX
3m E of Faversham.  From end of M2, then A299 take slip rd 1st L to Hernhill, signed to gardens
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Tel :
01227
751496
Old Archbishop’s Palace
Experts believe the original features of this Grade I listed structure date from the 11th Century. It was intended to house the clergy from the local parish church, but in 1349 the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Simon Islip, demolished the majority of the building in order to use the materials for his new palace at Maidstone. The more recent private owners have used local materials to restore it to its former glory and the original features include a fully operational well and a 13th Century oak door.
Old
                              Archbishops Palace Wrotham, Kent TN15 7AH

Owl House Gardens
Owl House Gardens are made up of sixteen acres, which are divided up into four main sections. The pavilion garden and great lawn is the first area visitors will see, in this section is the rose temple, a favourite of Lady Dufferin herself. The woodland and temple garden boasts spectacular displays of bluebells in the spring and attracts all kinds of wildlife. The water garden plays host to various ponds and fountains while the attractive walled garden takes you back to the café and gift shop.
Owl
                              House Gardens Mount Pleasant, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8LY
Tel :
01892
 891290
Penshurst Place & Gardens 
Penshurst Place is a magnificent mediaeval house surrounded by equally magnificent gardens and ancient parkland. The house has been in the same family since 1552 and is maintained as a family home today. The gardens are richly varied, one area being divided by miles of yew hedge into a number of self-contained garden rooms, each with their own individual character and style. Another area is given over the Union Flag Garden where lavender and red and white roses are planted to form the Union flag of Great Britain.
Penshurst Place Penshurst, Kent TN11 8DG
 6m NW of Tunbridge Wells.  SW of Tonbridge on B2176, signed from A26 N of Tunbridge Wells
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Tel :
01892
870307
Pines Garden
The Pines Garden is a 6-acre arboretum-like garden with, as the name suggests, a range of conifers. The Kitchen Garden has over 40 different species of fruit with exotics as well as natives. There is a roundhouse shelter built from recycled wood from felled leylandii trees. The garden also features a cascade and adjoining lake, a rockery, grass labyrinth, flowering shrubs and a statue of Winston Churchill. The Pines Garden has been run organically since 2002. This involves working in harmony with the natural systems, composting, recycling waste materials and using natural predators to control pests.   This 6-acre Garden has many fine features including a lake, a specially created grass labyrinth and a roundhouse shelter for picnics. You can also visit our new organic kitchen garden with over 40 different species of fruit and vegetables from the exotic to the familiar. There are paths for buggy and wheelchair access and lots of seating for visitors to come and unwind at any time of the year.  The St Margaret's Bay Trust is an education and environmental charity which owns and manages The Pines Calyx™, a conference, training and events venue located within the 6 acre Pines Garden. Additional facilities include St Margaret's Museum and adjoining tearoom. Opening times - All year. Daily except 25th December. Open 10am to 5pm.

Pines Garden Tamsyn Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, 
 CT15 6DZ
 4½m NE of Dover.  Approach village of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe off A258 Dover/Deal rd. Continue through village centre & down Bay Hill. Signed just before beach
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Tel : 01304 851737
Port Lympne Gardens
A great Edwardian house, designed by Sir Herbert Baker in the Cape Dutch style, overlook Romney Marsh and the English Channel. The garden was designed by the owner, Sir Philip Sassoon with help from Philip Tilden. The garden then fell into decay and its central fountain was destroyed. After 1973, the garden was rescued by a new owner, John Aspinall, with advice from Russell Page. There is a monumental stairway, a lily pool, a Magnolia walk, a Chess garden, a series of terraces, herbaceous borders and bedding.  Port Lympne Gardens are set in 15 acres of beautiful landscaped terrain and include a vineyard, figary, chessboard and stripe garden. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Trojan stairway across Romney Marsh and the English Channel.  Attention to detail within each of section of the gardens is exhibited by complimentary grouping of colour. The gardens are of interest throughout the year with Spring bedding and Summer bedding.   Port Lympne Mansion was built for Philip Sassoon between 1914-1920. A lavish and expensive project, professional leading craftsmen were employed - including architect Sir Herbert Baker famous for the design of New Delhi in India and Philip Tilden a well known designer.
The late John Aspinall bought Port Lympne in 1973 to house his collection of rare and endangered species. The mansion house is located in 600 acres of its wild animal park in Kent and consists of delightful mural painted romms by famous English artists such as Rex Whistler, Spencer Roberts and Martin Jordan.  Opening times - Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is open All year. Daily except 25th December. Summer:10am-6pm (last admission 4.30pm) Winter: 10am-5pm (last admission 3.30pm) Garden & Mansion Tours available from 10am to 4pm. Tours can be tailored to your specific requirements and are available all year-round. Please call 01303 264 647 for more information on prices
Port Lympne Gardens Laurence Livermore Lympne,
 nr Hythe,
 Kent, 
CT21 4PD
Port Lympne Gardens are 18 miles south of Canterbury and 3 miles west of Hythe (leave M20 at junction 11).
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 Tel 01303 264647
Red House
Commissioned by William Morris in 1859 and designed by Philip Webb, Red House is of enormous international significance in the history of domestic architecture and garden design. The garden was designed to "clothe" the house with a series of sub-divided areas, which still exist. House and garden now provide an oasis in an suburban environment. 2010 open 3 March - 28 November - Wed - Sun 11 - 5.  3 - 19 December - Fri - Sun  11 - 5. Open BH Mondays.Free admission for National Trust members
Red House copyright NTPL. Red House
Red House Lane,
 Bexleyheath
 DA6 8JF

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Restoration House
Restoration House, in the Kent city of Rochester, 30 miles south-east of London, takes its name from the stay by King Charles II on the eve of the monarch's restoration to the throne. Described as England’s finest pre-Civil War town house, it opened to the public in 2000 and belongs to Robert Tucker, who admits his work there is "a labour of love". Restoration House: Was previously owned by TV comedian Rod Hull, who fell to his death from the roof. Upstairs is the chamber in which, in Dickens’ story, Miss Havisham’s wedding feast lay untouched. Has beautiful rooms filled with 17th/18th century furniture and portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough and others. A walled garden includes a formal pond, yew hedges and herbaceous borders.
Restoration House 17-19 Crow Lane, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1RF
01634 848520
Riverhill House Gardens
An early eighteenth century house with a garden made by its nineteenth century owner, John Rogers, who was a keen horticulturalist. Planting began in 1842. The garden has terraces, big trees, rhododendrons and azaleas. Opening times - Late March to late June. Sundays and Bank Holiday Saturdays and Mondays. Open 11am-5pm.
Riverhill House Gardens Riverhill House Sevenoaks,
 Kent, 
 TN15 0RR
2m S of Sevenoaks on A225. 
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Sandling Park
Sandling is marvellous in May as it is essentially a spring garden, comprising 25 acres set in a medieval wood, drained by natural streams.   For over 100 years the Hardy family has planted rare trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias and other woodland plants - and most flower in May.   Sandling was devastated by the 1987 hurricane and closed to the public.   Over 400 trees came down, smashing everything beneath them and removing the vital top cover.   The restoration began, and the gardening fraternity came to the rescue with generous gifts of rare plants from public and private collections, which are now coming to maturity.   The garden is classified as Grade II Heritage. Open every Sunday and Wednesday in May 10-5.   Admission £4, children free.   Teas.   Free parking.   No dogs.   Unsuitable for wheelchairs
Sandling Park Hythe, Kent,
CT21 4HN,
1½m NW of Hythe.  Entrance off A20 only. From M20 J11 turn E onto A20. Entrance ¼m
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 Tel:01303 260541
Scotney Castle Garden
A fourteenth century moated castle with a garden that is a prime example of picturesque aesthetic ideas applied to garden design. From 1952 to 1970 it belonged to Christopher Hussey, author of an excellent book on The Picturesque, which traces the ideas to Price and Knight. The author's grandfather, Edward Hussey, was an amateur artist and had the new house built with a terrace, designed by William Sawrey Gilpin, and a transition to the picturesque castle garden. The latter is planted with exotic plants, in the picturesque manner. Lanning Roper designed a circular herb garden near the bridge. Opening times - March to October. Wednesday to Sunday. Open 11am to 5pm. Also weekend opening in November and December.
Scotney Castle Garden, May 2009 Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells,
Kent, 
 TN3 8JN
6m SE of Tunbridge Wells.  On A21 London-Hastings, brown tourist signs. Bus: (Mon to Sat) Tunbridge Wells-Wadhurst, alight Lamberhurst Green
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Tel : 01892 893820
Sissinghurst Garden
A sixteenth century tower, and other buildings, with the most famous twentieth century garden in England. Sissinghurst garden is a prime example of the Arts and Crafts style. The garden was made on the site of a medieval manor and some structures survive. Harold Nicolson, a diplomat and author, laid down the main lines of the Sissinghurst design in the 1930s. Vita Sackville-West, a poet, a garden writer and Harold's wife, took responsibility for the planting at Sissinghurst garden. She worked as an 'artist-gardener'. Her planting design was brilliant. The historical importance of Sissinghurst Castle Garden comes from its role in transmitting Gertrude Jekyll's design philosophy to a host of visitors. The most famous and influential feature of Sissinghurst is the White Garden. It exemplified and popularised Jekyll's idea of using colour themes in planting design. Opening times - Mid March to early November. Friday to Tuesday.
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, England, TN17 2AB
10m E of Tunbridge Wells.  E of Sissinghurst village, ½m from Sissinghurst NT garden on A262
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 Tel 01580 710700.
Squerryes Court Garden
A seventeenth century house (c1681) with park, lake and garden. The old 'formal garden', of 1689, was removed in the eighteenth century but was shown on a print in 1719. A 300 year old avenue survives and the old garden is being restored. The garden suffered serious damage during the 1987 storm and many mature trees were lost. It has parterres, a dovecot, a gazebo. The borders, rose garden, heather beds and woodland gardens have a later origin.  During the last twenty years the family have been restoring the formal gardens using the early eighteenth century plan as a guideline. Borders, parterres, hedges and avenues have been planted. Spring bulbs, rhododendrons, roses and herbaceous borders make it a garden for all seasons. The woodland walks, lake and fine views add to the peaceful setting.  Originally laid out in the formal style in 1700 using some of the medieval plans the garden was landscaped in the middle of the eighteenth century. Opening times - April to September. Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 11:30am to 5pm.
Sqerries Court Manor House Westerham, Kent, England, TN16 1SJ
 ½m W of Westerham.  Signed from A25
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St Augustine's Abbey
Now an archaeological site but the cloister garth survives. The oldest surviving plan for a British garden is for the nearby Christ Church Monastery cloister, now rebuilt as Canterbury Cathedral Cloister. Opening times - All year. April to June open Wednesday to Sunday. Daily in July and August. Sundays only September to March., Open 10am to 5pm (6pm July and August).
St Augustine's Abbey Nick Regan Longport,
 Canterbury,
 Kent, 
CT1 1TF
0.5 miles east of Canterbury Cathedral.
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Stoneacre Garden
A half-timbered house with a twentieth century 'cottage garden'. Part of the house dates from the fifteenth century and part was added by Aymer Vallance in the 1920s when he purchased the Stoneacre. He published a book on The Art of William Morris in 1897 and gave Stoneacre to the National Trust in 1928. Rosemary Alexander, who runs the English Gardening School, held the tenancy from the National Trust for 12 years. There are colour themed borders, a white/green garden, and interesting plants in the courtyard, a summerhouse, orchard and a wild garden. It has something of the character of Great Dixter. Opening times - April to early October. Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 11am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm).
House, Stoneacre Garden Otham, Maidstone,
Kent,  
ME15 8RS
Stoneacre garden is 4 miles south east of Maidstone. Leave M20 at junction 7. At north end of Otham village.
STONEACRE GARDEN CLICK

The Salutation – The Secret Gardens of Sandwich
The garden was designed by Lutyens in 1911 and Jekyll is believed to have designed the planting.  Features including the White Garden and Bowling Lawn have been recreated, while new features such as the Tropical Border have been added.Located in the Tropical Border you will find a Wollemi Pine, an incredibly old and rare tree which dates back to 90 million years ago. Opening times - Open 7 days a week, all year, except Christmas and New Year. OPENING HOURS 2010 5th January – 10th April, 10am to 4pm 11th April - 30th September, 10am to 5pm 1st October – 17th December, 10am to 4pm
Perennial Beds, The Salutation Knightrider Street, Sandwich,
Kent, 
CT13 9EW

THE SALUTATION CLICK
 Tel: 01304 619919
 Tonbridge Riverside Gardens 
These 14 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens were originally part of Tonbridge Castle’s grounds and it is still possible today to see much evidence of the Motte and Bailey’s existence.

Tonbridge Riverside Gardens

Toys Hill  
Toys Hill forms part of the 450 acres of woodland that lies between the towns of Westerham, Edenbridge and Sevenoaks and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Grade I site of national importance for nature conservation.


Toys
                              Hill

Trosley Country Park
The 160 acres that make up this beautiful country park were once part of the Trosley Towers Estate but are now a Special Site of Scientific Interest.
Trosley Country Park

Walmer Castle and Gardens
Walmer Castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences. Over the centuries it has transformed from a fortress to a beautiful stately home with exceptional gardens. It is the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, currently the Queen Mother. Taped tours are available in several languagesHas an Arts & Crafts garden..Opening times - April to September, Daily, Closed 24th to 26th December but open Wednesday to Sunday (10am to 4pm) in November, December and March, Open 10am to 6pm
Walmer Castle Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ
Walmer Castle Garden is 2 miles south of Deal.
WALMER CASTLE CLICK
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01304 364288








Yalding Organic Gardens  
Yalding Organic Gardens provide a history of gardening in Britain. Starting from a woodland walk, the visitor proceeds through a 13th Century apothecary’s garden to a medieval knot garden.

Yalding Organic Gardens Benover Road, Yalding,
 Near Maidstone, Kent
ME18 6EX

YALDING ORGANIC GARDEN CLICK
 Tel/Fax +44 (01622) 814650
ALEC's KENT
OUTDOOR EVENT GUIDE 2007

prepared by Lance Publications, Park House, Park Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3DL email: info@showmans-directory.co.uk  website: www.showmans-directory.co.uk  The full  Directory is available from them.

This section is included in memory of the late Alec Davey of R.Bromley & Co. Ltd- the wine  merchants, to commemorate his 25 years entertaining all at the major events
(1962-1987). Read about him CLICK HERE
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Campsites in Kent



 

Camping Click Through
Address & Telephone Number

Barfrestone Court farm


Barfrestone Court Farm, Barfrestone,  Kent ct157jj  T:home 013048304

St Margaret's Hotel and Country Club


Beach Road NR DOVER Kent CT15 6AE  T:01304 853434

Romney Sands Holiday Village


The Parade NEW ROMNEY Kent TN28 8RN  T:01797 363877

New Romney Caravan Park


Clark Road GREATSTONE Kent TN28 8PE  T:01797 362247

Marlie Farm Holiday Village


Dymchurch Road NEW ROMNEY Kent TN28 8UE  T:01797 363060

New Beach Holiday Village Touring Park


Hythe Road DYMCHURCH Kent TN29 0JX  T:01303 872234

Woodlands Park


Tenterden Road ASHFORD Kent TN27 8BT  T:01580 291216

Spill Land Farm Holiday Park


Benenden Road ASHFORD Kent TN27 8BX  T:01580 291379

Tanner Farm Touring Caravan & Camping Park


Tanner Farm Goudhurst Road TONBRIDGE Kent TN12 9ND  T:01622 832399

Riverside Caravan Park


Farleigh Bridge BARMING Kent ME16 9ND  T:01622 726647




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Club Name & League 1st, 2nd, 3rd XI etc. H/A Day Date Email Contact Tel.
Ashford
Kent ECB Premier
           
Bapchild            
Barbados Overseas
Kent ECB Premier
           
Bardhill            
Bromley Common
Kent ECB Premier
           
Beckenham & Sydenham
Kent ECB Premier
           
Belvedere            
Bexley
Kent ECB Premier
           
Bexley Park            
Bexleyheath
Kent ECB Premier
           
Bickley Park
Kent ECB Premier
           
Bidborough            
Betsham
Kent League Div 4 (West)
           
Blackheath
Kent ECB Premier
        Jon Taylor 07710 356886
             
             
             
             
Blackheath Select XI            
Blackheath Wanderers            
Blake            
Blue Bell Hill            
Blue Star            
Bobbing Court
Kent ECB Premier
           
Borstal            
Broadstairs
Kent ECB Premier
           
Broadway            
Bromley
Kent ECB Premier
           
Bromley Common         Jack Williams 01689 819158
07886 358082
             
Bromley Town & Old Bromleians            
Canterbury
Kent ECB Premier
           
Carlton Park            
Catford Cyphers
Kent ECB Premier
           
Catford Wanderers
Kent ECB Premier
           
Centymca            
Chelsfield Park
Kent ECB Premier
           
Chilehurst & W Kent
Kent ECB Premier
           
City of London
Kent ECB Premier
           
Crofton            
Cuaco
Kent ECB Premier
           
Cudham            
Cudham Wyse            
Dartford            
Dartfordians            
Dartford Halls
Kent ECB Premier
           
Deansbank            
Devonshire            
Downe         Greg Bunnage 020 8467 1447
07951 141627
Downham & Bellingham
Kent ECB Premier
           
Dulwich Wanderers            
 Earlswood Strollers         Bernard Doherty 07711 715343
Eden Park            
Elsid            
Eltham            
Erith            
Farnborough (Kent)            
Farningham
Kent ECB Premier
           
Flying Ducksmen            
Folkstone
Kent ECB Premier
           
Foots Cray            
Four C's            
Gallions            
Gore Court
Kent ECB Premier
           
Gravesend
Kent ECB Premier
           
Greenheath            
Grenfell            
Hartley
Kent ECB Premier
           
Hartley Country Club            
Harvel
Kent ECB Premier
           
Hayes (Kent)
Kent ECB Premier
           
High Halstow            
Hoares Bank            
Holmesdale
Kent ECB Premier
           
Horton Kirby            
HSBC
Kent ECB Premier
           
Hythe
Kent ECB Premier
           
Irving            
 Kidbrooke            
L.E.S.S.A. (Footscray)            
L.E.S.S.A. (Christchurch)            
L.E.S.S.A. (Wanderers)            
Lamorbey Park            
Lashings            
Leeds & Broomfield            
Leigh (Tonbridge)            
Lettsom Eleven            
Linden Park
Kent ECB Premier
           
Locksbottom            
Lordswood
Kent ECB Premier
           
 Macknade
Kent ECB Premier
           
Marsh S & S (formerly Bowring)            
Meopham            
Montpelier S & S            
Montrose Park (Sidcup)            
Natwest Bank            
New Ash Green
Kent ECB Premier
           
Nonington            
O.D. Cuaco            
Offham
Kent ECB Premier
           
Old Anchorians            
Old Askean            
Old Beccehamian            
Old Brockleians            
Old Colfeians
Kent ECB Premier
           
Old Elthamians
Kent ECB Premier
           
Old Gravesendians            
Old Stacians
Kent ECB Premier
           
Old Wilsonians
Kent ECB Premier
           
Orpington
Kent ECB Premier
           
Pembury            
Petts Wood            
Petts Wood Tudor            
Poly            
Priory Panthers            
Prospect Park            
RACS
Kent ECB Premier
           
Rainham (Kent)
Kent ECB Premier
           
Ramsgate Corinthian            
Rasra Eagles            
Red Dogs (Blackheath)         Jim Everson 020 8318 9585
             
             
             
             
             
Roan & Lambethans
Kent ECB Premier
           
Robinson Lakeside            
Rodmersham
Kent ECB Premier
           
Sabina            
Sandwich Town
Kent ECB Premier
           
Sevenoaks & District Wednesday            
Sevenoaks Vine
Kent ECB Premier
           
Shooters Hill            
Sibton Park
Kent ECB Premier
           
Sidcup
Kent ECB Premier
           
Simba (Kent)            
St. Lawrence
Kent ECB Premier
           
St. Mary Cray            
Statics            
Surrey Ovalites (West Wickham CC)         Chris Keene 07931 683066
Tatsfield Village            
Tonbridge            
Tenterden
Kent ECB Premier
           
The Mote
Kent ECB Premier
           
Tunbridge Wells
Kent ECB Premier
           
Tunbridge Wells Wednesday            
Waggoners            
Walmer
Kent ECB Premier
           
Whitstable
Kent ECB Premier
           
Wickham Park
Kent ECB Premier
        Paul Robinson  
Wilmington            
Wye
Kent ECB Premier
           


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The British Open Golf Championship 2011 July 14 to 17 In Kent
2011 British OpenBritish Open
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                                                      BallThe British Open Golf Championship 2011  July 14 to 17 
Royal St.Georges Golf Club, Sandwich , Kent

 From the 14th - 17 July the British Open 2011 will be returning to Kent hosted again by Royal St Georges Golf Club in Sandwich Kent. The last time The British open was held in Kent was back in July 2003. Below are the pictures & click thrus of the Previous British Open winners at Royal St.George's

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1894 - J.H. Taylor
1899 & 1911 - Harry Vardon
1904 - Jack White
1922 & 1928 - Walter Hagen
1934 - Henry Cotton

Royal St. Georges Golf Club was founded in 1887 and was intended to serve the needs of London golfers who were only able to play their golf on often crowded and unkept courses in the area.  Named St. George's, it was to become the English rival to Scotland's St. Andrew's.  Royal status was bestowed on the Club by King Edward VII in May 1902.

The Links provides a severe test for even the greatest of golfers and the fact that only three Open winners, Bill Rogers in 1981, Greg Norman in 1993 and Ben Curtis in 2003, have managed to be under par after 72 holes, speaks for itself.

The British Open Championship was first played on the Old Course at St Andrews in 1873. With the 27th staging of the world's premier golf event taking place again on the Old Course in 2005, St Andrews has held the event more often than anywhere else.  In modern times, the Dunhill Cup and the subsequent Dunhill Links Championship have been played at St Andrews since 1985, while the Walker Cup, the Amateur Championship and a host of other professional and amateur competitions for men and women have been held over the fabled links at the Home of Golf.

The Open Golf Championships was first played at Royal St. Georges in 1894 and was last played there is 2003.  The 2011 Open Golf Championships will be the 14th time that the tournament has been staged on the Royal St. George's Links in Sandwich Kent and it is sure to be another great test of golf and another very entertaining tournament.

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1938 - R.A. Whitcombe
1949 - Bobby Locke
1981 - Bill Rogers
 1985 - Sandy Lyle
 1993 - Greg Norman
2003 - Ben Curtis
 
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Ashford,
Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, TN25 4NT

Austin Lodge,
Upper Austin Lodge Road, Eynsford, Swanley, DA4 0HU

Barnehurst,
Mayplace Road East, Bexley Heath, DA7 6JU

Bearsted,
Ware Street, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4PQ

Beckenham Place Park, Click here
Bexleyheath,
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Bromley,
 Click here

Birchwood Park,
Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7HJ

Boughton,
Brickfield Lane, Boughton, Faversham, ME13 9AJ

Broke Hill,
Sevenoaks Road, Halstead, TN14 7HR

Broome Park,
Broome Park Estate, Barham, Canterbury, CT4 6QX

Canterbury,
Scotland Hills, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1TW
GREENFREE

Chart Hills,
Weeks Lane, Biddenden, Ashford, TN27 8JX

Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre,
Court Road, Orpington, BR6 9BX

Cherry Lodge,
Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Westerham, TN16 3AX

Chestfield,
103 Chestfield Road, Whitstable, CT5 3LU
GREENFREE

Chislehurst, Click here
Cobtree Manor Park,
Chatham Road, Boxley, Maidstone, ME14 3AZ

Cray Valley,
Sandy Lane, St Paul's Cray, Orpington, BR5 3HY

Darenth Valley,
Station Road, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, TN14 7SA

Dartford,
Dartford Heath, Dartford, DA1 2TN

Deangate Ridge,
Duxcourt Road, Hoo, Rochester, ME3 8RZ

Edenbridge G&CC,
Crouch House Road, Edenbridge, TN8 5LQ
GREENFREE

Etchinghill,
Canterbury Road, Etchinghill, Folkestone, CT18 8FA

Faversham,
Belmont Park, Faversham, ME13 0HB
GREENFREE

Fawkham Valley,
Gay Dawn Farm, Fawkham, Dartford, DA3 8LZ

Gillingham,
Woodlands Road, Gillingham, ME27 2AP

Great Chart Golf & Leisure,
Great Chart, Ashford, TN23 3BZ

Greenhithe Golf & Leisure,
Greenhithe, Kent

Hawkhurst,
High Street, Hawkhurst, TN18 4JS
GREENFREE
The Ridge,
Chartway Street, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, ME17 3JB

Rochester & Cobham Park,
Park Pale, by Rochester, ME2 3UL

Hemsted Forest,
Golford Road, Cranbrook, TN17 4AL

Herne Bay,
Eddington, Herne Bay, CT6 7PG

Hever,
Hever Road, Hever, TN8 7NP,
GREENFREE

Hilden Park Golf Club,
Rings Hill, Hildenborough, Tonbridge,
Kent, TN11 8LX

High Elms,
High Elms Road, Downe, Orpington, BR6 7SZ

Homelands Golf Centre,
Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1NJ

Hythe Imperial,
Prince's Parade, Hythe, CT21 6AE

Kings Hill,
Fortune Way, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4AF

Knole Park,
Seal Hollow Road, Sevenoaks, TN15 0HJ

Lamberhurst,
Church Road, Lamberhurst, TN3 8DT

Langley Park, Click here
Leeds Castle,
Leeds Castle, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
GREENFREE

Littlestone,
St Andrews Road, Littlestone, New Romney, TN28 8RB

London Beach,
Ashford Road, St Michaels, Tenterden, TN30 6SP

The London Golf Club,
South Ash Manor Estate, Stansted Lane, Ash, Sevenoaks, TN15 7EN

Lullingstone Park,
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Lydd,
Romney Road, Lydd, Romney Marsh, TN29 9LS

Mid Kent,
Singlewell Road, Gravesend, DA11 7RB

Moatlands,
Watermans Lane, Brenchley, Tonbridge, TN12 6ND

Nizels,
Nizels Lane, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, TN11 8NU

North Foreland,
Convent Road, Broadstairs,Thanet, CT10 3PU

Oastpark,
Malling Road, Snodland, ME6 5LG

Park Wood,
Chestnut Avenue, Tatsfield, Westerham, TN16 2EG
Club Tel 01959 577744

Pedham Place,
London Road, Swanley,
BR8 8PP
GREENFREE

Poult Wood,
Higham Lane, Tonbridge, TN11 9QR

Prince's,
Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, CT13 9QB

Redlibbets,
West Yoke, Ash, Nr Sevenoaks, TN15 7HT
GREENFEE
Romney Warren,
St Andrews Road, Littlestone, New Romney, TN28 8RB
Club Tel 01797 362231

Royal Cinque Ports,
Golf Road, Deal, CT14 6RF

Royal St George's,
Sandwich, CT13 9PB

Ruxley Park,
Sandy Lane, St Paul's Cray, Orpington, BR5 3HY

Sene Valley,
Sene, Folkestone, CT18 8BL

Sheerness,
Power Station Road, Sheerness, ME12 3AE
GREENFREE

Sidcup, Click here
Sittingbourne & Milton Regis,
Wormdale, Newington, Sittingbourne, ME9 7PX

Sundridge Park Click here.
Southern Valley,
Thong Lane, Gravesend,
DA12 4LF
GREENFREE

St Augustines,
Cottington Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate, CT12 5JN
Staplehust Golf Centre,
Cradducks Lane, Staplehurst, TN12 0DR

Stonelees Golf Centre,
Ebbsfleet Lane, Cliffsend, Nr Ramsgate, CT12 5DJ

Sweetwoods Park,
Cowden, Edenbridge, TN8 7JN

Tenterden,
Woodchurch Road, Tenterden, TN30 7DR

The London,
Stansted Lane, Ash, Kent, TN15 7EN

Tudor Park,
Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4NQ
GREENFREE

Tunbridge Wells,
Langton Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8XH

Upchurch River Valley,
Oak Lane, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, ME9 7AY

Villa Farm,
Blackham,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
TN3 9UN

Walmer & Kingsdown,
The Leas, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8EP
GREENFREE

Weald of Kent,
Maidstone Road, Headcorn, TN27 9PT
GREENFREE

West Kent,
West Hill, Downe, Orpington, BR6 7JJ

West Malling,
Addington, Maidstone,ME19 5AR
GREENFREE

Westerham,
Valence Park, Brasted Road, Westerham, TN16 1LJ

Westgate & Birchington,
176 Canterbury Road, Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8LT

Whitstable & Seasalter,
 Collingwood Road, Whitstable, CT5 1EB

Wildernesse,
Park Lane, Seal, Sevenoaks, TN15 0JE

Woodlands Manor,
Woodlands, Tinkerpot Lane, Otford, TN15 6AB

Wrotham Heath,
Seven Mile Lane Camp, Sevenoaks, TN15 8QZ
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HORSE RIDING IN KENT
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Nicole Kidman
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Tara Palmer Tomkinson
...and their grooms
Cranbrook - Appletree Stables
The Common
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 2AN
Tel: 01580 713833
Benacre Riding School
Benacre Riding School
Thanet Way
Whitstable
CT5 3DG
01227 770931
Benacre Riding School is a very laid back friendly Riding School and Livery yard. We welcome children and adults alike.
M L Casey
Bigberry Farm,
Bigberry Road,
Canterbury,
Kent, CT4 7NE
Sevenoaks - Bitchet Farm Riding Stables
Bitchet Green,
SEVENOAKS,
Kent
TN15 0NA
Tel: 01732 762196
Blue Barn Equestrian Centre
Great Chart
Ashford
TN23 3DH
Tel :01233 622933
Mobile:07748 707270
Sevenoaks - Bradbourne Riding & Training Centre Ltd
Bradbourne Vale Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 3DH
Tel: 01732 453592
Bursted Manor Riding Centre
Pett Bottom, Bridge,
 Canterbury,
Kent CT4 6EH
Tel ; 01227 830568
The Centre was established 36 years ago and is run by Pam and Becky Tombs and has always provided a professional and caring environment for all
levels of rider.
Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne - Callum Park Riding Centre
Callum Hill
Lower Halstow
Nr.Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9 7TY
Tel: 01795 844978
Nr Canterbury - Chaucer Riding And Livery Stables
Kake Street
Waltham
Nr.Canterbury
Kent
CT4 5SB
Tel: 01227 700396
Oprington - Chelsfield Riding School
Church Road
Chelsfield
Orpington
Kent
BR6 7SN
Tel: 01689 855603
Cobham Manor Riding Centre
Water Lane
Thurnham
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 3LU
01622 738497
Cobham Manor is a busy equestrian and livery centre that offers superb facilities, for the horse owner and competition rider. We are situated in the village of Thurnham, near Maidstone, lying in the heart of Kent surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside.
Hawkinge - Coombe Wood Stables
Combe Wood Lane
Hawkinge
Kent
CT18 7BZ
Tel: 01303 893332
Sutton by Dover - Cornilo Riding
Sutton Court Farm
Sutton by Dover
Kent
CT15 5DF
Tel: 01304 375033
http://www.deepdenestables.co.uk/ Canterbury - Denne Hill Cross Country Ride
Sevenoaks - Eaglesfield Equestrian Events Ltd
Eaglesfield, West Yoke, Ash, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN15 7HT
Tel: 01474 872242
Mobile: 07958 650036
Email: eaglesfield.jean@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.eaglesfield.net
Bromley - Glebe Farm Livery Graveney, Faversham - Goodnestone Court Equestrian
Goodnestone Court
Graveney
Faversham
Kent
ME13 9BZ
Tel: 01795 535806
Tonbridge - Hadlow College Equestrian Centre
Hadlow
Tonbridge
Kent
TN11 OAL
Tel: 01732 850551
Fax: 01732 853207
Canterbury - High Elms School of Equitation
Honnington Equestrian Centre
Vauxhall Lane,
Southborough,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN4 0XD
Tel : 07900 208938
Situated on an 850 acre farm in the beautiful Kentish countryside, with both indoor and outdoor floodlit schools, Honnington has some of the finest equestrian facilities in the county.
Maidstone - Horseshoes Riding School
Dean Street
East Farleigh
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 OPR
Tel: 01622 746161
Limes Farm Equestrian Centre
Limes Farm
Pay Street
Folkestone
Kent CT18 7DZ
Telephone: 01303 892335 
Fax: 01303 894020
Maidstone - Lower Bell Riding School Canterbury - Mannix Stud
Nightingale Farm
Whiteacre Lane
Canterbury
Kent CT4 5SR
Telephone:01227 700349 
Fax: 01227 700349
Manston Riding Centre
Ms Laureen Evans
Alland Grange Lane, MANSTON, Kent CT12 5BX
Tel: 01843 823622
Email: l.e@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.manstonridingcentre.co.uk
Mayfield Stables
Ricketts Hill Road
Tatsfield
Kent
TN16 2NG
(01959) 571 059
Established in 1996 as a small family run Riding School and Livery Yard, Mayfield has built a reputation for both the excellent quality of it’s teaching and the friendly, relaxing and fun environment in which it operates.
Mount Mascal Stables
Vicarage Road
Bexley
Kent
DA5 2AW
(020) 8300 3947
A modern fully equipped equestrian centre, approved by the BHS, ABRS, and The London Borough of Bexley. We are a family run business and have been operating successfully for 40 years. With the acquisition of the adjacent Taylor’s Yard in 2004, we pride ourselves in being the largest riding centre within the M25.
Birchington - Nelson Park Riding Centre
St Margarets Road, Woodchurch, BIRCHINGTON, Kent CT7 0HJ
Tel: 01843 822251
Mobile: 07779 082070
Email: sarah@nelsonpark.co.uk
Website: http://www.nelsonpark.co.uk
Canterbury - The Paddocks 
Canterbury - Park Farm Riding School
 Park Road, Preston, CANTERBURY, Kent CT3 1HD
Tel: 01227 728349
Parkland
Unknown, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3DS
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre
Riding Lane
Hildenborough
Kent
TN11 9LN
01732 838717
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre is owned and run by James and Sally Gosling. We are located in Hildenborough, within easy reach of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Bromley.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about our riding school, livery service or horse transport business, or would like to enquire about buying a horse.
nr Rochester - Rye Street Farm
 Rye Street,
 Cliffe,
near ROCHESTER,
Kent ME3 7UD
Tel: 07703 312425 / 01634 221030
Slades
Stables Lane, Vicarage Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 2AW
Smarden Equestrian Services
Bulland, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8RQ
Sidcup - Timbertop Equestrian Centre Nr Sittingbourne - Whiteleaf Riding Centre Willow Farm Equestrian and Saddlery Ltd
Mr Roy Paskell and Ms Liz Burgess
Hansletts Lane, Ospringe, Faversham, Kent ME13 0RS

Tel: 01795 533669
Mobile: 07789 816448
Email: willowfarmkent@yahoo.com
Website: http://ridewithwillow.co.u

Stone Circle Livery, Redbrook Street, Woodchurch, Kent TN26, Tel: 01233 860870 - Full Livery, Overnight, Bed & Breakfast, All Breeds & Disciplines, Foaling, Breaking, Eventing, Hunter/Jumpers, Polo, Showing, Clinics, Outdoor Menage, Round Yard, Transport, Trails, Jumps, 60 Acres
Shannon Leigh Stables, Vicarage Road, DA5 2AW, Tel: 020 8300 7092 - Horse Livery
Highstead Riding Centre, Email, Chislet, CT3 4LX, Tel: 01227 860491 - Horse Livery, Riding Lessons
Sarness Farm Livery Yard, Kake St, Waltham, Kent CT4 5SB, Tel: 07921 189048 - Full & Partial Livery, Overnight, Layovers, All Breeds & Disciplines, Dressage, Breeding, Foaling, Breaking, Showing, Horses for Sale, Training, Outdoor Ménage, Transport, Trails, 18 Acres between Canterbury and Ashford
Badgers Court Livery, Cacketts Farm, Cacketts Lane, Tel: 01959 533951 - Horse Livery
Classical Liveries, The Old Rectory, Throwley, Kent ME13 0PD, Tel: 07976 915550 - Full Livery, All Breeds & Disciplines, Riding Lessons, English, Dressage, Clinics, Breaking, Training, Indoor & Outdoor Arenas, Jumps, 17 Acres
Summer Lees Sports Horses, Summer Lees, Hernhill, ME13 9JJ, Tel: 01227 751295 - Horse Livery
Black Barn Stables, Email, Lombard Street, Kent da4, Tel: 07963 283 968 - Full & Partial Livery, Dressage, Outdoor Arena, Jumps, 30 Acres
Elmley Stables, Email, Elmley Road, Brambledown, ME12 3SS, Tel: 01795 871111 - Horse Livery
Heights Stables, Email, Main Road, Westerham, TN16 2ED, Tel: 01959 571953 - Full & Partial Livery, English, Breeding, Foaling, Training, Indoor & Outdoor Menages, Trails
Leybourne Grange Riding Centre, Email, Birling Road, ME20 7RT, Tel: 01732 872844 - Horse Livery, Riding Lessons
JP Livery @ Boyden Gate, Boyden Gate Farm, Kent CT3 4EB, Tel: 07824 387432 - DIY Livery, Riding Lessons, Training, Indoor School, Jumps, Surrounded by Superb bridleways, country lanes and orchards that provide beautiful quiet hacking routes
Downe Hall Stables, High Elms Road, Downe, BR6, Tel: 01689 859127 - Horse Livery, Riding Lessons
Merryboys Riding School, Email, Cooling St, Cliffe, ME3 7UA, Tel: 01634 220276 - Horse Livery, Riding Lessons
Fircrest Liveries, Marshborough Rd, Woodnesborough, Kent CT13 0PE, Tel: 07949-324951 - Full Livery, Overnight, Riding Lessons, English, Training, Outdoor Arena, Jumps, BHS Approved
Heights Riding Stables, Email, Westerham Heights Farm, Main Road, Westerham Hill, TN16 2ED, Tel: 01959 571953 - All types of Livery, Overnight, Riding Lessons, Dressage, Hunter/Jumpers, Breeding, Breaking, Training, Outdoor Menage, Hot Walker, Jumps, 75 Acres




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