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10 days to go until the Olympics begin, the Torch is nearer than ever now!

With only 10 days to go until the Olympics begin, the Torch is nearer than ever now!

The iconic Olympic torch

The Torch is, as we speak somewhere between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells, and the sun is shining…..Hooray! Tomorrow the torch will be travelling through Kent for 2 days!

The Olympic torch route in Kent

Royal Tunbridge Wells is the first Kent town to get a visit from the Torch on the 17th July, then finally coming up from Hastings on July 18th, and travelling up through Rye to Hamstreet, Ashford, Hythe, Sandgate, Folkestone, Samphire Hoe and Dover.

On reaching the iconic Dover town, a whole host of celebrations and events are planned for the torch’s overnight stay, before it travels up around Deal, Sholden, Sandwich, Great Stonar, Cliffs End, St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, St Peters, Cliftonville, stopping off at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate.

The next stops for the torch includes Westgate-On-Sea, Birchington-On-Sea, Upstreet, Sturry and the World Heritage site of Canterbury and surrounding areas. Taking in the quintessential Kentish countryside, the torch visits Thannington before passing through the historic market town of Faversham and villages of Challock and Harrietsham, before finishing in Maidstone at the beautiful and enchanting Leeds Castle for another spectacular evening event where there will be a fantastic concert which includes a 20 minute slot by Rizzle Kicks!!

From Maidstone the torch will begin the final stage of it’s journey in Kent, by taking in the historic Medway towns of Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Higham, and Gravesend, continuing into Borough Green and Seal.

If you want to explore Kent and follow the torch along its amazing route – We have some very special cottages that will make you stay memorable!


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