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    Grange Moor Hotel, Maidstone
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    Village Hotel Maidstone, Maidstone
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    Stable Courtyard Bedrooms At Leeds Castle, Maidstone
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Kent highlights

Canterbury Cathedral's UNESCO architectural wonder
A pilgrimage site since the Middle Ages and one of England’s oldest churches, Canterbury Cathedral displays Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
Captivating grounds and history at Leeds Castle
Encircled by its famous moat, this 1000-year-old castle was home to many medieval queens and features 500 acres of gardens.
Hever Castle's Tudor legacies and grounds
Garnished with tapestries and Tudor pieces, Anne Boleyn’s childhood home dates from the 13th century. Amble round its award-winning gardens.
A formidable English fortress at Dover Castle
Surveying over Dover’s White Cliffs, this castle has guarded English shores for 20 centuries. Explore its network of wartime tunnels.
Enjoy a brisk walk atop the White Cliffs of Dover
A British icon and natural wonder, Dover’s White Cliffs are great for a windswept wander above the English Channel’s waves.
Shopper’s paradise in the midst of Kent
The colossal Bluewater is home to 300 stores, a cinema and restaurants. Try out its 4D-motion ride and adventure park.
Travel back in time to Charles Dickens’ World
Travel to Victorian England with this interactive guided tour through the streets, courtyards and alleyways of Charles Dickens' classic novels.
Live life in the fast lane at Brands Hatch
The former home of the British Grand Prix, this famous motor racing circuit now hosts regular superbike and race-car events
Sun, sea and sand on the south-east coast
Kent’s sandy 500 km are ideal for blustery walks and sunbathing. Botany Bay and Stone Bay prove popular spots.

The Peaceful Garden of England

The so-called Garden of England, Kent is known for its lush greenery. Although within easy reach of London, it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle. So much so, that at many Kent hotels, spa facilities come as standard. One is, unsurprisingly, in the sophisticated spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Nearby in Lamberhurst is medieval Scotney Castle, surrounded by a moat. Also moat-bound and with Kent accommodation available on Booking.com are Hever Castle and Leeds Castle (the latter in a village not to be confused with the city of Leeds).

The county town is Maidstone, but its most famous city is Canterbury, whose magnificent cathedral is the seat of the Church of England’s highest post. Rochester also has an impressive cathedral.

To the west is Margate, one of the top Kent seaside towns. Other resorts with long beaches are Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Deal. Around the coastline, Dover is known for its white cliffs, castle and the ferries crossing the English Channel to France. To the west is the Channel Tunnel by Folkestone, and Eurostar trains from St Pancras also stop at Ashford inland.

Other popular Kent attractions are the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, Brands Hatch motor racing circuit, and the conical oast houses so typical of this part of England.

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