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The Best of Kent

Explore the rich Kent heritage with these engaging attractions.

Deal Castle

Deal Castle is a 16th-century artillery fort, located between Walmer Castle and Sandown Castle. Built by King Henry VIII, it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles ...

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Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens, a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, ...

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Tonbridge Castle

Tonbridge Castle is reputedly England’s finest example of a Motte and Bailey Castle. Boasting a splendid 13th Century Gatehouse, it is also surrounded by acres of beau ...

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Rochester Castle

Strategically placed astride the London Road, guarding an important crossing of the River Medway, this imposing fortress has a complex history of destruction and rebuildi ...

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Walmer Castle

Escape the vagaries of modern life at this unique coastal fortress in Kent. Built by Henry VIII in 1540, it became the rural retreat for the Lord Warden of the Cinque Por ...

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Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is an impressive Historic House set within 35 acres of informal gardens and home of the late antiquarian Denys Bower and formerly the Streatfeild fam ...

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Deal Castle

Deal Castle is a 16th-century artillery fort, located between Walmer Castle and Sandown Castle. Built by King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles i ...

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Upnor Castle

Located on the banks of the river Medway and set in tranquil grounds adjoining the riverside village of Upnor, this rare example of an Elizabethan artillery fort was begu ...

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Dover Castle

Dover Castle in Kent is the largest and possibly the most historically significant fortress in England. From the Romans, to medieval kings, to World War II military strat ...

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Tonbridge Castle

Tonbridge Castle reputedly England’s finest example of a Motte and Bailey Castle boasts a splendid 13th Century Gatehouse and is surrounded by 14 acres of beautiful gro ...

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Hever Castle

These days there’s a lot more going on at beautiful Hever Castle than there was in Tudor times when the place was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, an ill-fated bride ...

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