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Kent, fascinating area for history lovers

Hever Castle in historic Kent

Hever Castle in historic Kent

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?

Amazing views from Abbots Cliff House

Amazing views from Abbots Cliff House near Folkstone

 

Richmond Beach House is also not far from Ramsgate

Richmond Beach House is not far from Ramsgate

48 The Vale, with its quirky garden, also perfect for visiting Ramsgate

48 The Vale, with its quirky garden, also perfect for visiting Ramsgate

Oak Cottage, not far from Penshurst Place

Oak Cottage, not far from Penshurst Place

Little Colnbrook, a great base for visiting historic sites in Kent

Little Colnbrook, a great base for visiting historic sites in Kent

Little Oak, another great location for a tour of historic Kent and Sussex

Little Oak, another great location for a tour of historic Kent and Sussex

The Bothy at Fordcombe, visit Chartwell from here

The Bothy at Fordcombe, visit Chartwell from here

We have some beautiful cottages in Kent to base yourselves while you make day trips to all these fascinating locations.

 Check out the website, or if you prefer to talk to one of our team, just call 01227 464958 and we can help you find a cottage perfect for exploring the Kent countryside.  We have plenty of cottages throughout the UK, so if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the South of England, we can help.

 

 

 

 

 

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