The list of places to visit in Kent is nearly endless – it’s one of the many reasons why the region is such a popular holiday destination.
From the cultural streets of Canterbury to the north east coastal town of Whitstable, famed for its oysters, shingle beaches and independent shops… there’s simply so many places to visit.
To help inspire you further we’ve picked out some of our favourite places that should certainly be on your must-see list. Enjoy!
Dating back to 597ad with the founding of Canterbury Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Canterbury is located only a short distance from our holiday parks. Here you can immerse yourself in the culture and history of this famous town.
Take one of the many guided walking tours or lose yourself in some of the stunning medieval streets and discover some of Canterbury’s remarkable stories, from the infamous murder of Thomas Becket in the cathedral to secrets of the old ducking stool over the River Stour.
Or, to get an entirely different perspective of the town why not rest your feet and taken in the city’s hidden gems by boat on a river tour?
Kent’s seaside towns are undergoing something of a renaissance – and Margate is leading that charge. It’s got everything… traditional holiday-town charm, a world-class art gallery, sandy beaches, a cool café culture and tempting retro shops.
The list of things to do in Margate is impressive in its own right. From the Turner Contemporary Gallery and Dreamland – the British amusement experience – to Margate Museum, Hornby Visitor Centre and the renowned Winter Gardens venue which, for over a century, has drawn big names acts including The Beatles.
Head south from Margate and you’ll soon be in Ramsgate, which boasts a wonderful blend of maritime heritage and architectural finery with Georgian and Regency squares and cosmopolitan pizzazz. One of the top places to visit in Kent!
Continuing along the coast in a southerly direction is the small town of Deal, which boasts an award-winning high street – great for those who love a spot of retail therapy!
Deal is home to a pebbly beach dotted with fishing boats and beach huts; and an unspoiled seafront graced by bespoke bistros and historical buildings. Deal is frequently highlighted as one of the best places to live in Britain. It is also firmly in White Cliffs Country, being just a short distance from the port of Dover.