Why Visit Kent

Kent countryside getaways

 What Kent Has to Offer

When looking to stay in the beautiful county of Kent, it can be hard to know where to start with so many options available. With something for everyone, Kent is the perfect places to get away from it all and here’s just a few reasons why.

The History

Kent’s history brings thousands of visitors from all over the world to experience its landmarks and heritage every year. Popular places include Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, Walmer Castle and the Ramsgate War Tunnels.

Seaside Fun

With over 350 miles of beaches available to you and glorious coastline walks, Kent is the perfect place to get some sea air in your lungs. At popular seaside towns such as Folkestone and Dover, you can take part in a number of activities, enjoy some cliff top views, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the sea front.

Exploring Nature

Kent is famous for its beautiful scenery and picturesque views. From the breath-taking landscapes of the North downs to the panoramic views from the White Cliffs of Dover, there’s plenty of sights to enrich your stay. There’s also plenty of walks and parks to see some nature in action and beautiful gardens to explore, including the Secret Gardens of Sandwich and Westgate Gardens.

Days and Nights Out

Kent’s might be known for its beautiful countryside, but it’s made up of busy towns and cities giving you lots of options during your stay. During the day, there’s plenty of shopping to do at places like Ashford’s Designer shopping outlet McArthur Glen, Westwood Cross in Broadstairs and for the ultimate shopping experience, Bluewater. There’s also plenty of activities including cycling, sports and theatres on offer. To fill your evening plans, there are endless restaurants, bars and clubs to explore in Kent’s thriving nightlife.

Getting Around

One of the easiest parts about visiting Kent is the number of options you have when it comes to getting around.

By Train

Why not enjoy a day out by train on Kent’s fantastic Southeastern railway network. If you don’t have a car, this will be your quickest route around Kent and includes high-speed links with London. There’s also a miniature steam train system running through Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch.

By Car

Getting around Kent by car is a great way to visit various places due to the two motorways running through the county, endless roads (including country roads if you fancy the scenic route) and parking available in most towns and cities.

By Foot or by Bike

Get some fresh air whilst enjoying some of Kent’s nature and beauty but using some of the 4,200 miles of public rights of way across Kent’s countryside and its coast. Many walking and cycling routes will take you to some historical places, stopping along the way at gardens, pubs, castles and ancient churches.

By Bus

Kent has a great bus network, linking the various towns and cities in Kent which allows you to travel in a more comfortable and environmentally friendly way.

Experience the Countryside Stay with Us

If you’re looking at breaks in Kent, why not come and stay at our luxury hotel in Alkham. Our luxury accommodation is the ideal location in its picturesque setting and has the very best amenities. We’re within easy reach of places such as Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover and Alkham is an area of outstanding natural beauty for you to enjoy.

Whether you’re hoping for a weekend away in Kent or an extended break away from it all, our boutique hotel experience, fine dining restaurant and romantic luxury cottages, offer visitors the perfect escape. Find out more by contacting us today.