Kent has always been a fascinating area for history lovers. Now, a hundred years on from WWI and seventy-five years since WWII, there are enough special sites and features in Kent to fill a library of books on the country’s military, naval and airborne traditions.
Did you know Folkestone saw over 10 million soldiers pass through during WWI on their way to fight on the Western Front? What about Ramsgate building a whole network of tunnels underneath the town to protect the residents in case of attack? Or how the gardens at Penshurst Place were partly maintained by local prisoners of war, with Sir Winston Churchill living just up the road at Chartwell?
We have some beautiful cottages in Kent to base yourselves while you make day trips to all these fascinating locations.