Kent's lavender fields, orchards, vineyards and distinctive oast
houses make England's oldest county a feast for the eyes. Here you
can visit medieval Canterbury in the footsteps of Chaucer's
pilgrims or ancient Rochester where Dickens lived and wrote.
The sea has delivered its fair share of history too. You can
follow those events and adventures that shaped Kent from Roman
times to WW11. On the Marine Heritage Trail from Gravesend to
Duneness, there's many a tale of battle, smuggling and trade.
Viking ships, secret wartime tunnels, dockyards and smuggler's
dens, they're all here. Further inshore, you'll find castles
galore, including Anne Boleyn's at Hever.
Since Kent is called 'the Garden of England' it makes sense to
enjoy its bounties at local farmers markets, pubs and cafes. And
with Kent being prime hop-growing territory, the local beer is a