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15 best places to visit in Kent, England

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Kent is a county in South East England that has a strong history of being at the forefront of many key historical events. With so much to see, Kent will not disappoint any traveller looking for an exciting and informative adventure. Kent has many historic sites such as Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle and Leeds Castle as well as places in the nature, such as Knole Park and Botany Bay. You will definitely find something for yourself. As someone who lived in Kent for 6 years, I’ve traveled a lot within this county, and was easily able to put together this list of the best places to see in Kent, England.

Canterbury

Canterbury in Kent, England - best places to see in Kent
Canterbury in Kent, England - what to see in Kent
Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England - what to do in Kent
Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England - what to see in Kent

Canterbury is a city in Kent, England that is a fantastic place to visit in Kent as there are so many things to see and do. It is a medieval town with a famous historical cathedral, adorable shopping streets, cute cafes and fancy restaurants. The history of this town makes it an interesting destination for sightseeing. 

Dover

Dover Castle - what to see in Kent, England

Dover is a city and a port in the county of Kent, England. The most famous landmark in Dover is the White Cliffs of Dover which are made from an ancient chalk rock formation that stretches along this coastline. They make a perfect place for a walk in the nature. While visiting these cliffs, make sure you also include a visit to Dover Castle.

Knole Park

The Knole Park is an expansive park that houses a palace, vast gardens and woodland. Visitors to Knole Park, Kent will be amazed by the sheer size of this place. The grounds are filled with a variety of interesting things to see including a deer park, museums, gardens and more.

Botany Bay

Botany Bay
Botany Bay in Kent - best things to do in Kent, England
Botany Bay in Kent - what to see in Kent, England

Botany Bay is a lovely place on the coast in Kent that has some of amazing views of white cliffs. It is an excellent place for lazy walks.

Leeds Castle

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Leeds Castle - best castles in England
Leeds Castle - best places to see in Kent

One of the most most popular attractions in Kent is Leeds Castle located near Maidstone. There are plenty of things for visitors to do at this historic castle—from exploring the castle, enjoying a meal from their cafe or restaurant or enjoying an overnight stay.

Isle of Sheppey

Birds on the Isle of Sheppey

The Isle of Sheppey is a small island in the Thames Estuary. There are many lovely things to see on this island for tourists and locals alike – bird watching is one of them.

Port Lympne

Port Lympne is a beautiful park in Kent, England. It has an amazing zoo and safari drive that makes it worth visiting. There are lots of things to see in Port Lympne such as the nice scenery, animals and many other attractions. Come and see this wonderful place for yourself!

Rochester

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Rochester - visit Medway towns in Kent

Rochester in Kent is a beautiful and historic English town that has many great things to see. You can see the architecture, churches, cute cafes, shops and so much more.

Hever Castle

Hever castle - what to do in Kent
Hever castle - what to see in Kent

Hever Castle, located in Kent, is one of the most beautiful castles in the county. It offers visitors not only an opportunity to see some of the country’s most stunning gardens but also explore what life was like for those who lived there centuries ago.

Herne Bay

Herne Bay in Kent - what to see in England
Herne Bay in Kent - what to see in coastal England, visit Kent

Herne Bay is a coastal town in Kent, England. There are many things to see while visiting this seaside community and these include the local pier, seafront and many seafood restaurants. The beach offers a clean break from city life with seagulls calling on the breeze. Visitors can enjoy fresh fish at one of Herne Bay’s restaurants or take in some culture by stopping for tea at one of the nearby museums or galleries.

Howletts Park

Howletts Park is a beautiful wildlife park where you can find over 390 animals, including rare and endangered animals. Enjoy a lovely day in the nature being surrounded by beautiful animals!

Dungeness

Dungeness - what to see in the UK
Dungeness - what to see in England

Dungeness is a small fishing village in Kent and the nearest town to the famous, Dungeness Nuclear Power Station.  Make sure you go see the lighthouses, the wooden beach houses and cottages when visiting Dungeness.

Whitstable

Whitstable - coastal towns in Kent - visit England
Whitstable - coastal towns in Kent - visit Kent
Whitstable - places to see in England
Whitstable - coastal towns in England

Whitstable is a beautiful coastal town in to visit in Kent, England. It boasts some amazing beaches that are perfect for family days out and dog walks. The harbour provides great views of the sea with plenty of places to eat and drink.

Reculver

Reculver, Kent - what to see in England, visit Kent
Reculver in Kent - historic places to see in England, visit Kent

Reculver is a small village in Kent, England. It has an interesting history of being a Roman settlemen.

Joss Bay

The Joss Bay area is a popular destination for travellers looking to experience the stunning Kent coastline. 

If you want to see my pictures from Joss Bay, you’ll have to go to my Instagram and scroll waaay down to my very first posts. I took them back when filters and frames were among those super cool things we all used.

I also have more photos and places in Kent to see on my Instagram account.

Have you been to Kent? What places did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments!

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