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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Kent

Kent is popularly known as the Garden of England even though it has many historic towns and cities. Places to Visit in Kent Walmer Castle & Gardens and The West House Restaurant are listed below.
27 Results In Or Near Kent
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Discover a Castle like no other Wander the halls of this beautiful Tudor castle thatonce guarded the coast of Kent. Frequent visitors to the fortress included William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington, WH Smith, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother. Now an elegant stately home open to the public, it holds a wonderful collection of prints and portraits of the castle and its wardens. See the original wellington boot and explore the Queen Mother´s Garden and the Broadwalk with...
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This converted Flemish weavers' cottage in a quaint Kentish village is run by husband and wife team Graham and Jackie Garrett. He, the Richard Corrigan-trained chef, cooks while she takes care of the intimate wood-beamed 32 seat dining room. For the most part, the regularly changing menu relies on classic combinations of locally sourced ingredients given an imaginative twist. Rye bay scallops with cauliflower cream and curry emulsion or Kentish lamb chump, pea and mint mousse with sea purslan...
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The Culpeper's restaurant at Chilston Park is located in the original dining room of the country manor house and retains a wealth of original characteristics.
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The privately-owned Mount Ephraim Country House & Gardens is a stunning family home, in the glorious Kent countryside. With 10 acres of stunning gardens, magnif
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Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs for 13 ½ miles from the picturesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the family-friendly seaside village to Dymchurch
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For over 125 years golfers have enjoyed the beautiful wooded course and warm hospitality the Wildernesse Club has to offer. Founded in 1890 the Club has a proud heritage and today is a private members' club with an unassuming style which conceals a very special place for both members and visitors to enjoy the game we love. Often considered the best inland course in Kent, during its history Wildernesse has been honoured to host many prestigious golf tournaments and is currently used by th...
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On on a working farm in Kent surrounded by beautiful traditional meadows with wild orchids and ancient woodlands
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The Hungry Guest is a family-friendly cafe restaurant open every day. They serve breakfast & lunch, an all-day Sunday brunch menu & dinner from Wednesday to Saturday evenings.
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Visit the Dining Room at Brandshatch Place in Kent for traditional and classic dishes served with a modern twist using local and seasonal ingredients.
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Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of Kentish parkland and formal gardens, making it a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons, and the moat is inhabited by the Castle's famous and beautiful black swans. The Pavilion Garden, which used to contain two tennis courts, is planted with rhododendrons and azaleas. Transformed in 1980 by Russell Page, the Culpeper Garden has traditional box-edged beds filled with roses and co...
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Hidden away in a secluded Kent valley is Ightham's perfectly preserved medieval moated manor house. Dating back 700 years, previous owners have included medieval knights, a courtier to King Henry VIII, high society Victorians and an American businessman. The house comes full of stories and is nestled within gardens, surrounded by natural springs and running water.
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Smallhythe Place is a beautiful English country cottage, with a Barn Theatre and tranquil gardens, formerly owned by the Victorian actress, Dame Ellen Terry.
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Overworked and stressed? Feel all your cares melt away as you step into the tranquil spa at the Ashford International Hotel. It's simple, modern and purpose built for a spot of pampering Get some shut eye in the relaxation room and recline on the comfy loungers, sweat it out in the sauna and steam room and refresh your senses in the pool, Jacuzzi and experience showers. Head over to the treatment area and indulge in a host of top-to-toe moisturising and energising therapies. Try notable beaut...
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Leeds Castle really knows how to put on a show. Granted, it's got a head start with almost 900 years of history and 500 acres of gorgeous Kentish landscaped grounds to show off about, but they don't rest on their laurels here. After you've toured the castle inside, there's the Black Swan ferry boat (which takes you to the yew tree maze and large play area) and Elsie the Castle Train to have a ride on, the wood garden that provides a riot of colour throughout the year and is teeming with wildl...
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Looming up from the glorious moat and surrounded by 500 lush green acres of land, Leeds Castle near Maidstone lays claim to being one of the most stunning castles in the world. The Castle, which was originally a Norman stronghold, has also been the property of six of England's medieval queens and was used as a palace by Henry VIII. Open all year round, Leeds Castle is packed with activities themed around its near 900-year history, from falconry displays to historic tours of the many rooms in ...
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The slick Spa at Brandshatch Place is in stark contrast to the traditional charm of the 19th Century Georgian country house setting.
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Explore the wonders of Walmer Castle Gardens The Walmer Castle Gardens hold much horticultural and historical interest. The moat that once surrounded the fort has been grassed over since the 19th century and now hosts a wide variety of flowers and other greenery. Enjoy a commemorative lawn, woodland walk, croquet lawn and working kitchen garden, as well as a vast double herbaceous border flanked by mature yew hedges. See the delightful Queen Mother´s garden, which was designed by Pe...
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Explore the beautiful grounds of Ightham Mote Ightham Mote is situated in a hidden valley garden surrounded by coppiced woodland and farmland. The basic shape of the garden has been in place since the 16th century. A stream flows through the grounds feeding the North lake. It then cascades into the moat before emptying into the South lake. A woodland walk, orchard, long border and cottage planting all evokes gardening styles that may have been in place over the last 700 years. A plan f...
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Explore the gateway to the realm at Dover Castle An iconic structure that presides over the famous coastline and its white cliffs, Dover Castle has watched over the area since its keep was built in the 1180s and there has been a look out on the site for some 20 centuries. Inside this historic landmark, there are displays of the castle's most heroic moment, but the jewel in the crown is the visitor experience Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk about the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. ...
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Explore the beautiful Gardens at Sissinghurst Castle Sissinghurst Castle Garden was developed around the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion. With a central red-brick prospect tower - a series of small enclosed compartments, intimate in scale and romantic in atmosphere. Including the renowned and frequently imitated White Garden, hot-coloured cottage garden and lime walk providing outstanding design and colour through the season. The creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husban...
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In the glorious Kent countryside, or the ‘Garden of England', rather than the bustling capital as the name might suggest, London Beach Spa is a rural retreat with a glittering line up of some of the best names in the spa business. Home to Clarins, Espa and Jessica nails, you're guaranteed an expert experience, whether you want an express facial to perk up your complexion, a muscle-easing massage or a grooming lash tinting application ahead of a special night out. If you'd rather spend your ...
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The Swan is an independent leading Kent restaurant bringing modern dining to the lively market town of West Malling. The restaurant and bar combines stylish design and bespoke furnishings, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Along with the sleek cocktail bar and restaurant, upstairs there is a lounge bar and three private dining rooms, perfectly suited for both social and business gatherings. In the warmer months, the elegant garden is open for diners, drinkers and events. The peacefu...
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Diggerland Kent is one of four Diggerland locations in the UK, and it offers the same incredible day out as the other Diggerland venues - real diggers and dumpers to drive and operate, as well as top-class, thrilling rides and activities, along with dodgems, go-carts and much more.
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Prince's Golf Club has three 9-hole loops - The Shore, The Dunes and The Himalayas. Each loop is different in nature and each has undergone recent redevelopment, which included work on all 97 bunkers on the course, including the daunting Sarazen Bunker.
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Scotney offers a 14th century castle, complete with a moat, along with a charming country house and a romantic garden, all surrounded by a stunning woodland estate. Visitors can relax in the gorgeous gardens, with the fairytale castle behind, or stroll out in the 770 acres of parkland and woodland.
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The Plough Inn at Stalisfield is a beautiful country pub with rooms in a village high up on the Kent Downs between Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford.
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Explore the gateway to the realm at Dover Castle An iconic structure that presides over the famous coastline and its white cliffs, Dover Castle has watched over the area since its keep was built in the 1180s and there has been a look out on the site for some 20 centuries. Inside this historic landmark, there are displays of the castle's most heroic moment, but the jewel in the crown is the visitor experience Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk about the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. ...
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49.3 miles from centre of Kent
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Milsoms, in Dedham, has been open for some 18 years and consists of a lively bar and brasserie, along with 15 guest bedrooms. It's an ideal place to stay and discover this delightful part of East Anglia.
51.6 miles from centre of Kent
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The Crown in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland is just a 90 minute drive from London. Offering boutique, yet affordably indulgent rooms, well-presented bistro food and an array of good drinking options and located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Crown is the perfect getaway. The 16th century pub has an intimate, relaxed interior and modern dining room with a couple of cosy corners. When the weather is fine there is a choice of outdoor seating areas. The fi...
47.2 miles from centre of Kent
All aboard the Epping Ongar Railway Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of steam and tea served in proper tea cups. The volunteer-run heritage line operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 6.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside in Essex. It starts with a trip on a vintage bus from Epping station followed by a relaxing steam journey though stunning forest and historic towns, all the while imagining yourself ba...
47.6 miles from centre of Kent
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From fitness to pampering, The Grand Hotel's Health Club offers something for everyone. Hotel guests have full use of the Health Club, and it also offers membership and day passes by appointment. Offering a full range of spa treatments, beauty therapies and pampering sessions, it's the ultimate destination for relaxation.
49.2 miles from centre of Kent
Prepare to be pampered. That's the message that comes across loud and clear when you cross the threshold at the spa at Maison Talbooth. Glide through the doors and take your time to adjust into relaxation mode by sinking into the deep comfy sofa, sipping a glass of fruit juice and flicking through your favourite mags. Once you're suitably chilled, enter the sensory-stimulating treatment room, lay back and experience a clutch of targeted Dermalogica facials and body rituals and Jessica nail se...
24.8 miles from centre of Kent
A visit to Flackley Ash Leisure Club & Spa will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized. With a peaceful setting and friendly staff on hand, you can enjoy a swim in the indoor heated swimming pool, take it easy in the scented steam room or saunas, emerse yourself in bubbles in the hydro-pool or work up a sweat in the gym. You'll find the Beauty Rooms tucked away in a quiet corner of the hotel. A haven of peace and tranquility, feel tension and stress drain away, experience soothing beauty ...
49.4 miles from centre of Kent
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This half timbered country house hotel in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Dedham has been run by the Milsom family for well over 50 years. The beamed riversi
49.4 miles from centre of Kent
The distinctive white and blue facade of this harbour side hotel makes it an easy landmark to spot. There is a capable bistro on the ground floor but it's the first floor restaurant that steals the show and the best views of Harwich quay and the contributing estuaries. Before dinner guests can sip a glass of champagne in the polished pewter bar before entering the buff and cream toned restaurant with comfortable leather banquettes. Seafood is the mainstay of the menu with perhaps dressed c...
47.6 miles from centre of Kent
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With quite a number of accolades and awards under its belt, The Mirabelle is one of Eastbourne's best restaurants. Indeed, it has also been voted one of the 50
43.4 miles from centre of Kent
Your wild adventure awaits…discover over 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo! A great day out for all the family!
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34.3 miles from centre of Kent
That's She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her - quick!' was how Rudyard Kipling described Bateman's when he first saw it. Surrounded by the Sussex Weald, this Jacobean house provided a much-needed sanctuary for this world-famous writer. The rooms remain much as he left them, including the study where he wrote many of his major works.
30.8 miles from centre of Kent
In late April/early May Pashley Manor's spectacular Tulip Festival sees this garden, on the border of Sussex and Kent, carpeted with over 30,000 tulips, creating stunning scenes for visitors to enjoy. Tulips are followed by over 100 varieties of roses through June, hundreds of scented lilies, the kitchen garden showcasing an abundance of produce and a blaze of colour provided by hundreds of dazzling dahlias, during the Dahlia Days event in early September. Complemented by a fantastic café...
31.0 miles from centre of Kent
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Poppinghole Farm Spa is a beautiful spa in a stunning country location. Specialising in Elemis treatments, with highly trained, friendly, professional therapis
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35.5 miles from centre of Kent
Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Hyde Hall will delight and inspire.
43.7 miles from centre of Kent
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The contemporary brasserie bar and restaurant is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends as well as for business gatherings.
34.3 miles from centre of Kent
Bateman's is the charming and fascinating family home of Rudyard Kipling. Nestled in the spectacular Sussex Weald, the house was a haven of peace for the writer and his family. Rooms have been left much as they were when Kipling lived there, and the stunning English gardens surrounding the house are a joy to explore.
33.8 miles from centre of Kent
Go back in time and Experience the Battle of Hastings Explore the sight of the infamous Battle of Hastings, 1066. Take a tour the excellent exhibition on the site that explains what happened that fateful day with the help of a CGI film and interactive displays. You'll get a real feel of what England was like back in the 11th century and understand why events led to the battle and what the ramifications of this most famous moment in history were for England. Stand on the very spot wher...
49.8 miles from centre of Kent
East Bergholt Place, set in 20 acres, is a wonderful garden and arboretum. Originally laid out at the beginning of the 20th century by the present owners Great Grandfather and described as a `Cornish Garden in Suffolk´. With a marvellous collection of unusual plants, rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, shrubs and fine trees, many originating from the renowned plant collector George Forrest and particularly beautiful in spring. An excellent specialist plant centre can be found in the Victoria...
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28.6 miles from centre of Kent
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The white weather board exterior gives the impression of a quaint country pub but the interior reveals something far more sophisticated. The panelled walls are painted in a classy blue-grey and the contemporary chairs are upholstered in brightly striped or in complimentary plain fabrics. The focus of the food is firmly in the modern British camp with an emphasis on good local produce. The menu changes constantly with the season.
45.3 miles from centre of Kent
Step back in time at Michelham Priory. Most famous for the fact that it is the home of England's longest water-filled moat dating back to 1229, Michelham Priory in Hailsham was founded by Augustinian canons and has experienced a rocky history by way of the dissolution of the monasteries. These days, it's a lot calmer and makes for a lovely peaceful day out in the Sussex countryside. Inside the house you'll discover the history of this beautiful Tudor manor from medieval times up until its WW...
45.3 miles from centre of Kent
Explore the gardens of Michelham Priory A turn around the gardens at Michelham Priory is a further education in the history of this beautiful site, such is the care that has been taken to ensure many plantings are authentic and true to a medieval garden. Expect plenty of fruit, vegetables and herbs as these would have been essential daily ingredients for the priory's original inhabitants. The rows of apple and pear trees underplanted with wild daffodils make a dreamy, contemplative sigh...
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