Nature galore: Kent’s wild places

From wildlife reserves to picturesque beaches.

Faversham

Home to one of the largest architectural conservation areas in the UK, Faversham owes its long prosperity to its sheltered position on a sea…

Margate

The artist J M W Turner, who spent many happy years in Margate, once told the critic John Ruskin: ‘The skies over Thanet are the…

Tunbridge Wells

Granted its royal prefix in 1909 by Edward VII, this elegant Kent spa resort owes its fortunes to the discovery of its iron-rich spring…

Sissinghurst

The Kent village of Sissinghurst, 17 miles east of Tunbridge Wells and five miles south of the nearest train station at Staplehurst, is famous…

Dungeness

Treeless, windswept and dotted with weathered wooden homes and shingle-stranded fishing boats, Kent’s private estate of Dungeness is mistakenly called a desert. There’s far…

Dover

Few other places in Kent – or England – make as strong an initial visual impression as Dover. Your attention is immediately grabbed by…

Folkestone

The Kent town of Folkestone is blessed by its geography: the North Downs protect the town’s rear; an undulating strip of shingle and sand…

Canterbury

Nestled near the North Downs and bisected by the River Stour, Canterbury is a city with a great many tales to tell. The 250ft…

The best self-catering accommodation in Kent

From rustic gastropubs to converted castles.

The best B&Bs in Kent

From medieval pubs to former Georgian rectories.

The best camping and glamping in Kent

From working farms to nature reserves.

The best hotels in Kent

From sea-facing boutiques to charming gastropubs.

Where to stay in Kent

Accommodation in Kent The following places to stay have been chosen for their unique character, location, hospitality and for generally standing out from the…

Food and drink in Kent

Food Kent’s reputation for supplying some of England’s most delicious food and drink is well deserved. You can dine on everything from freshly shucked…