Kent is one of the counties in South East England. It is bordered on the north by the North Sea and the River Thames, on the south by the English Channel and the Straits of Dover, and on the north west, west and south west by Greater London, Surrey and East Sussex respectively. In Kent, you will find an abundance of hop and fruit growing gardens. In fact, it is due to this fact that it came to be otherwise known as the "Garden of England". Its land area is composed of the typical British beaches, rolling fields and lush landscapes. The place is so full of natural beauty that 28% of its area now forms part of 2 Areas of with Outstanding Natural Beauty. These areas are those designated for preservation and conservation due to their significant aesthetic value.
In the recent years, the county has started to industrialize. Among the businesses that boomed in the area include manufacture of building materials like cement, scientific research, haulage, printing, coal mining and logistics. Despite these developments, however, Kent remains to be among the most beautiful destinations in the UK.
Walmer Castle And Gardens – The castle was built during King Henry VIII’s reign. Originally, it was designed to form part of a series of artillery defenses along the coasts. Later on, however, it was made the official residence of Cinque Ports’ Lord Warden in view of its strategic location.
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens – A major tourist attraction for families is this garden. It is widely known for its carpets of flowers like bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. It also presents a breathtaking view of the Weald of Kent. It even has a hedge maze that kids would surely love to explore.
Closest Airport: Lydd Airport – within the city
Closest City Centre: London – 39.7 Miles
Closest must see location outside Kent: Beachy Head – 49.9 Miles